South Beach Diet - Cereal question




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greeneyes490
07-03-2008, 08:41 PM
I am going shopping tomorrow morning to prepare for phase 2 on sunday....but the book just says to chose a low sugar cereal (that has fiber etc)....but I don't know what is considered low sugar......is it 5 grams per serving or less or more.......


Fat Melanie
07-03-2008, 08:47 PM
I am not sure, and I know there are others on the forum much more qualified to answer this question. But I think a cereal like plain shredded wheat or special k protein plus cereal is low sugar and phase 2 appropriate.

cottagebythesea
07-03-2008, 09:11 PM
In The SouthBeach Diet, Super Charged book, for cold cereal it says to choose a low sugar cereal with 5 grams of fiber or more per serving. I believe low sugar would mean no more than 2 grams of sugar per serving. For hot cereal, you should choose a whole grain cereal with at least 3 grams of fiber and no more than 2 grams of sugar per serving.


LucyFlicker
07-03-2008, 09:25 PM
I really do not think special K is qualified. I am pretty sure it has like 1 or <1 g fiber per serving. As for the sugar I am also not sure.

Most of the general mills/post cereals probably are not the best choices for high fiber cereals, even if they are low in sugar.

greeneyes490
07-03-2008, 09:34 PM
I did a preliminary check a while back and I don't think I found a cereal with less than 2 gram of sugar per serving.....do you know of any cereal names that i should look for?

cottagebythesea
07-03-2008, 09:45 PM
I did some researching and discovered that in the original book, for cold cereal the sugar amount should be less than 8 grams per serving. Fiber One is a popular cereal, as is Kashi Go Lean and Shredded Wheat. South Beach also has some cereals. I'm not a big fan of cold cereal, but I'm sure there are more out there.

greeneyes490
07-03-2008, 11:33 PM
aaaahhhh okay 8 grams I can work with :).....thanks

WebRover
07-03-2008, 11:41 PM
3/4 cup Uncle Sam cereal has 10 gm fiber and 1 gm sugar.

Ingredients are whole wheat kernels, whole flaxseed, salt, barley malt, niacin, riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin mononitrate (vitamin B1).

greeneyes490
07-03-2008, 11:56 PM
I am assuming uncle sam is an american store....I live in ottawa, canada and for sure that isn't here :)......alot of the stuff you guys get aren't available here....so I usually drive to messena NY once or twice a year to get that type of stuff....I feel a trip coming on soon :)....

WebRover
07-04-2008, 12:27 AM
Uncle Sam is American, but it's a brand, not a store. It's owned by U.S. Mills. The cereal has been around since 1908. It's usually to the side of regular cereals, with kashi brand and other non-mainstream cereals. I wonder if they give it a different name when they want to market it outside the States!

JellyBean32882
07-04-2008, 06:59 AM
Hmm, I wonder if Newman's Own Cereal qualifies.. i had some for breakfast the past two mornings..

Lulumum
07-04-2008, 09:30 AM
Can you get Weetabix where you are?
That is phase 2 friendly.

greeneyes490
07-04-2008, 11:03 AM
Yes I can get weetabix here....never tried it before....the trouble with cereal like that and shreddies etc is in the past I have always showered it in brown sugar :) lol......not sure how these cereals taste without :)....guess i'll find out :).....

hmacneil6
07-04-2008, 11:45 AM
Remember you can use a little splenda or other artificial sweetener and/or berries to sweeten it up a little. Blueberries or strawberries and shredded wheat is always a favorite summer time breakfast.

2fat2bphat
07-04-2008, 12:21 PM
I became curious about my favorite cereal, Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs. 1cup serving lists 0g sugar. I add fresh fruit for texture and sweetness. My store was recently out of stock and I bought the Go-Lean, but I find that too sweet for me. I love my sugar and sweets, just not on my cereal.

Fat Melanie
07-04-2008, 05:27 PM
I really do not think special K is qualified. I am pretty sure it has like 1 or <1 g fiber per serving. As for the sugar I am also not sure.

Most of the general mills/post cereals probably are not the best choices for high fiber cereals, even if they are low in sugar.

Oops, sorry about the Special K. I wasn't sure.