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I don't go to my nutritionist until the 11 but I was wondering what other doctors say about having Cereal.< /p>

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From a diabetics point of view I can tell you most cereals are high in carbs and therefore a no-no. Might not apply to a normal person though so I guess I can't really answer your question. No doubt someone will in a few minutes. :)

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Cheerios (reg) are an excellent source of fiber/oats.

1 cup is calories: 110

Fiber: 3

Fat:1

Carbs: 22

Sugar: 1

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It all depends on the person and what works for them. I eat Special K with Protein and I eat Nature Valley Granola. These do keep me full about 3-4 hours. Some people say the cereal slides for them and they opt not to eat it. My NUT said it was fine as long as it worked for me and I am not eating the high surgery ones.

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Slider food. Processed and high Glycemic Index food. I loved the stuff before surgery but it's no longer in my pantry.

tmf

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Slider food. Processed and high Glycemic Index food. I loved the stuff before surgery but it's no longer in my pantry.

tmf

i agree ..to me its just another processed item..its easy and yes it is delish...i so miss coco krispies.......but id have the whole box it was soooooo good

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You have to find what works for you and fits in your diet...In the beginning you have to stick to the doctor recommended foods for a reason.....but realistically you have to find food that you can eat for the rest of your life and if cereal is one of those foods then I don't see any problem with that. You can count the cereal's carbs and calories, stick to your portion and count it in your daily calorie allotment. Obviously there are cereals out there that are better than others, high Fiber and low sugar cereals are going to be better than frosted flakes....

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I agree that most cereals probably aren't a good idea (nutrition wise) but I have seen a lot of high fiber/high Protein ones out now.

Personally, cereal and I do not like one another now (and I used to love it). I don't know if it swells up like bread or what but I am very uncomfortable eating cereal. I can do granola w/ my yogurt in small quantities though. I do better w/ the crunchy varieties.

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Cereal is one of those addictive carbs to me, so I stay away from them.

Every once in awhile I will pick up a box of GoLean Crunch to eat dry as a snack or put in my yogurt. 1c. 190 cal. 9gr Protein , but it does have 13g sugar, which to me is a lot, but I only us 1/4 c for yogurt.

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i love cereal, and it's my quick go to when nothing else sounds good. Only have it maybe a couple of times a week at most. I do eat the Kashi Golean, it has either 9 or 13gm Protein, depending on what flavor I have. Somewhere around 120 calories for about a cup (again depends on flavor). I add a cup of skim milk and let it set for a while. This helps to soften up the cereal. I drink the milk first then eat the softer cereal. I talked to my nutritionist and she was fine with this.

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I just don't eat the box/flake type of cereal - I make my own muesli with oats, nuts, coconut, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and LSA, that type of cereal goes down better and sticks with me and provides a burst if top class nutrition. I have it with yogurt.

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While I don't have it often, I have a box of Special K Protein that I add unflavored Protein to. Keeps me satisfied for four hours.

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I think that most cereals are not a good choice. About 2-3 days a week I have 6 oz Dannon light and fit NF vanilla yogurt with a 1/4 cup of kashi go lean. I get "stuck" with just yogurt, the kashi makes it go down easier and it meets my nutritional needs.

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Have you tried the Light and Fit Greek yogurt? It tastes great, has only 80 calories an 12 grams of Protein.

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