South Beach Diet - Cereal Killer...

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04-07-2009, 10:48 AM
Ok so I love cereal...LOVE TO EAT IT...but is it ok for SBD Phase 1 or 2?? I actually loooooove Special K V Vanilla Almond and Cinnamon Pecan.... and I'm trying Kashi GoLean and may look at Fiber One...are these ok? I'm using 1% or 2% milk and may make the leap to soy milk soon...If these are acceptable in the diet, I'll be on cloud nine!:carrot:

04-07-2009, 10:52 AM
in phase 2 you can have some cereals just have to watch the fiber and sugar...look on the phase 2 food list it tells

04-07-2009, 11:08 AM
Uncle Sam, Kashi Go Lean and Fiber One are okay, but not Kashi Go Lean Crunch. I used to loooove cereal for breakfast too, but I did find over the last couple of years that it's not a great breakfast for me, it just doesn't stick with me enough. I prefer a protein heavy breakfast, usually dinner leftovers, or I will have oatmeal or another hot whole grain cereal on occasion with peanut butter stirred in or with a hard-boiled egg. I have discovered this is one of the most important things for keeping me on plan.

04-07-2009, 11:15 AM
Cereal makes me hungry :( and bingey You can do the Kashi golean as a hot cereal similar to what you'd do with Grapenuts

04-08-2009, 02:34 AM
so Kashi GOlean Crunch is a no...I think that's what's in the ol' cupboard...I don't like eating breakfast...soooo cereal is quickest and I actually could eat cereal at any point in the day. And i totally get the whole "bingey" my more shameful days i could eat like 2 or 3 bowls in a row...:dizzy:

04-08-2009, 08:07 PM
2 or 3 bowls? How about half of the box?

04-08-2009, 10:40 PM
Plain oatmeal Straight out of the box! but that was with the help of Lyrica a drug that has a nasty weight gain/binging side effect

04-08-2009, 11:13 PM
KO - isn't that a little on the dry side? I could think of worse things to binge on :)

04-09-2009, 12:10 AM
Plain oatmeal Straight out of the box! but that was with the help of Lyrica a drug that has a nasty weight gain/binging side effect

I've done this without Lyrica. It actually didn't taste too bad! :^:

04-09-2009, 12:24 AM
The only way I used to eat oatmeal was cold with skim milk... kinda like granola but definitely not! LOL..... actually before a couple months ago I never ate it hot!

04-09-2009, 06:39 AM
I like Ezekiel Cereal.... (
but can't eat it for breakfast....would be starving the rest of the day, but find it's good for me at night if I need a filling snack...

04-09-2009, 10:02 AM
I second Cat. The Ezekiel cereals are really great, I'm partial to almond.

04-09-2009, 10:14 AM
I like the kashhi 7 grain nuggets its higher in calorie but it had stayign power!

04-09-2009, 10:42 AM
The Right Weigh, did you read the book? I'm concerned that you would think cereal's okay in Phase 1--it's totally counter to what you learn in the book. :?:

You can have cereal in Phase 2, as the chicks have shared. Do your best to get down to 1% or skim with it (or soy milk with NO ADDED SUGAR, if you like)--they have less of the bad fats and more calcium, to boot. When looking at cereal, make sure that it has a decent amount of fiber and has either no added sugar (you have to look at the ingredients and be aware of the millions of names sugar goes by) or very little. Some options:

Uncle Sam
Shredded Wheat, mini or big (no frosting or other things...just the plain kind)
Ezekiel cereal (I love this on yogurt)
Erewhon Raisin Bran (
Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice ( (like Rice Krispies)
Fiber One
I like some of Nature's Path cereals. I find that Heritage Organic Multigrain ( by them doesn't cause cravings. I also like Nature's Path Organic Smart Bran Cereal, With Psyllium & Oatbran (

If you want the type of fruit in it that you can find in boxed cereals, try adding Crunchies ( "Just ____" ( freeze-dried fruit (no sugar is added) to your cereal.

You'll want to be careful with serving size and watch to see how it affects you. Some, as they've noted in this thread, are unable to eat it for breakfast. You'll only know what works for you by trying. :)

04-09-2009, 11:32 PM
to me, cereal isn't any easier because there are dishes to do afterward :lol3: