For many of us, cereal is synonymous with breakfast. I mean, it’s easy and quick. Many of us don’t wake up early enough to waste time cooking. Just pour your cereal in a bowl, add milk (soy milk for people who are lactose intolerant) and run off to work. You’re late!
But besides the convenience that cereal provides, eating the right cereals can help you slim down. “One of the main things that I look at is the fiber content,” says dietitian Gretchen Kauth, MEd, RD of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Here are some of those cereals:
It’s only right that we start with the cereal with a big heart on the front of the box . Of course there are all different types of Cherrios, from Honey Nut to Frosted. If you want to lose weight, stick with the regular ones, low in sugar and high in fiber.
Nutrition-Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 100; Sugar: 1 gram; Sodium: 160 mg; Fiber: 3 grams; Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 3 grams
Nature’s Path Organic Smart Bran
On those days in which you don’t have an appetite for vegetables, eat at least a half of a cup of Nature’s Path Organic Smart Bran. This cereal is packed with fiber!
Nutrition – Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 80; Sugar: 6 grams; Sodium: 130 mg; Fiber: 13 grams; Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 3 grams
Post Shredded Wheat n’ Bran
This cereal may be the simplest on the list, only containing two ingredients: whole wheat and bran.
Nutrition – Serving size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories: 200; Sugar: 0 grams; Sodium: 0 mg; Fiber: 9 grams; Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 6 grams