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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

High Fiber Relatively Low Carb Cereal

Written by Tim Moore

In the last few months, I've reordered some of my daily habits. Some of this is due to time constraints. Well, actually, a lot of is due to time constraints. And what I'm referring to there is that I don't eat out nearly as much because of time factors. However, that's a good thing. It is incredibly amazing to me how many calories restaurant food is packed with. And it doesn't really matter, in most cases, what kind of restaurant we're talking about: fast food, chain, upscale. Calories, calories, calories is what you get, far more than what your body needs on a daily basis.

Anyway, I've been changing habits. For a long time, I've been walking about three miles a day to get more calories expended. Also, its just nice to be outside in the mornings before the summertime humidity kicks up and the sun gets oppressive. I've also been eating oatmeal and cereal for breakfast. That's what I really wanted to blog about in this post.

I was shocked at how many grams of carbohydrate some of the cereal brands have. And I only really realized how large the numbers were when I looked at the cereal brands that I'm currently eating, which I think are great.

The first is Kashi honey toasted oat cereal. Fairly tasty with 25 grams of carbs, five of which is fiber. The second is Puffins, by Barbara's bakery, a brand I have only seen so far at Food Lion. I get the cinnamon flavor of Puffins and I think it tastes pretty good. Per serving, Puffins has 26 grams of carbs and six grams of this is fiber.

The thing I like about cereal is that its a great zero cholesterol breakfast, before you get to the milk of course. But it's also fairly low in total calories, milk included, and it fills you up. Compare that to the typical sausage and egg laden breakfast at a pancake house or at a fast food drive-through.

Definition of Calorie
Simple ways for cutting calories
Anaerobic Exercise (including Sprinting, Weight Lifting, and Bodybuilding)
Limit Your Daily Calories and Lose Weight
Skipping breakfast to cut calories. Recommended?

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