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07-07-2006, 11:08 AM
Hello Everyone:

I have been on LAWL for a month now and managed to loss 9 pounds so far slow but good start, anyway my question was why do they list corn flakes as a carb craver when it only has 2 grams of suger per serving. i usually would like to start my day with cereal and i really hate what they have listed as allowed cereals does anyoone know?!!! your feedback is appreaciated .

07-07-2006, 11:19 AM
In order to have a cereal and it count as a starch on the program - my understanding is that it can't have sugar or salt in the first five ingredients listed....Their are only a few like that for example - All Bran, puffed wheat, puffed rice, puffed corn and a few kashi cereals.

I bet Corn flakes is CC because of the carb content - very little fiber- the added sugar and the processing......

07-07-2006, 11:46 AM
I agree with HeatherPP.

07-07-2006, 11:57 AM
I know this doesnt sound great but fiber 1 is on their list and its good IMO. I had it for the 1st time on LAWL & thought i would hate it. at 1st it wasnt great but i love it now and you get all that extra fiber. I actually crave fiber 1 now. Give them a try, you might like it.

Just a little side note, i'm not sure how it will work with you but if i have cereal every day my weight loss slows down because its a heavier starch.

07-07-2006, 12:02 PM
Yeah-some of the new cereals took some getting used to-but i really like them now-the kashi cereals-the one that kind of like cheerios is good. Also the GO Lean ones. Very good with a banana or berries.

I'm a fake egg/lf cheese/mini bagel sandwich kinda breakfast girl though. Breakfast is one of my biggest meals.

07-07-2006, 12:14 PM
JM - I love that KASHI heart to heart - so so yummy -

I agree with Debbie about switching up on the breakfast too -

07-07-2006, 12:16 PM
PP-that's the one! I can never remember the name . . .

07-07-2006, 12:21 PM
Have any of you tried the Nature's Path Flax Plus cereal? That's what I've been eating everyday (well, 5 out of 7 days) since I started this program in May. These with 8th continent light vanilla soy milk, yummy!

07-07-2006, 12:36 PM
hmmmmm, I'm really up in the air on the soy milk - is it really any good? I hate to buy a whole container and then not like it

07-07-2006, 12:41 PM
i like it, especially the vanilla flavor. I wish there was a way you can try a little bit......hmmmm? and it's only 60 calories for 8oz. you can't beat that.

07-07-2006, 12:43 PM
I'm with you Heather, I always want to try the chocolate 8th continent soy milk but I'm afraid I'll hate it. I don't even know if chocolate is considered to be on plan, but I'm curious on the taste.

07-07-2006, 12:46 PM
You know-a box of soymilk is pretty cheap. Pretty much worth it if you really end up loving it.

As for choc milk-I hear it's pretty good, but last nite I used the sf ff choc syrup in skim milk. Yum! that's the way to use that syrup. Cuz otherwise-it's pretty weird tasting!

07-07-2006, 04:19 PM
JulieMarie - you are so right - does anyone suggest any particular brands.... So is 8th continent really good?

07-07-2006, 04:35 PM
Hey how is the texture on soy milk? is it thick??

07-07-2006, 04:38 PM
Silk soymilk makes single-serving containers - 8.25 oz, sold in packs of 3 or in some places, individually. I know they do this with the shelf-stable products (these are basically ultra-sterilized so that you can store them in a pantry, not in the fridge), but may have individual servings in the refrigerated varieties as well. If you wanted to give it a try you could see if you could find a single serve container.

My local Starbucks has the single-serve ones available - you might not be able to get the light vanilla, but at least you can spend a dollar or two and see if you like the soy flavor, then buy the lighter version (sweetened with splenda) in a bigger container if you like it.

07-07-2006, 11:58 PM
My DH also tried the vanilla soy and really liked it. I was to chicken to try it:) I also love the Kashi cereals. I try to switch up and either have a 2oz toasted bagel with SF jam, or banana on it. Once in a while I'll have the egg, veggie patty on the bagel. I don't have the cereal as much, but still like it once in a while.

07-08-2006, 02:33 AM
Have any of you tried the Nature's Path Flax Plus cereal? That's what I've been eating everyday (well, 5 out of 7 days) since I started this program in May. These with 8th continent light vanilla soy milk, yummy!

WOW winkie you lost quite a bit since May Congratulations:carrot: ,What color plan are you on?

07-08-2006, 09:51 AM
I know Winkie will chime in, but I wanted to clarify so folks reading this post realize you can't/shouldn't lose 55 pounds in just a couple months.
According to her initial post, Winkie actually started started with the Atkins diet late November of last year. She lost 33 pounds with that program and then started LAWL in May. Either way, Winkie, great progress (looks like you've lost another 22 on LAWL since May which is GREAT). Hope the scale continues to move in the right direction for you! Any other great tips you want to share??

07-08-2006, 01:54 PM
Joni - you took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you for clarifying. Gals, Joni is absolutely correct. I started with the Atkins diet and then switched over to LAWL. My start weight on LAWL was 181.5 on May 8, 2006 and to date I'm officially 160. So, 21.5 pounds lighter. I have no other tips to share, just doing what you all have been doing. It's all about commitment, right!! I just have it in my mind that this is the time for me to do something that is positive for my health. Oh, I have to say that last September I also
quit smoking. So, I've done an complete HEALTH make-over and feel GREAT!!

Greycrazy: I'm on the Gold plan w/Luna's instead of the Lite's

07-09-2006, 11:05 AM
Good morning Everyone
Thank you all for the advice about cereal and breakfast options, i also wanted to congrads everyone on thier weight loss keep up the good work

07-12-2006, 11:41 PM
breakfast is my hardest part of the day cause i want to sleep as late as i can lol. When i have the slimfast shakes that works out well cause i can have it while im at my desk at work or in the car. Im having a hard time getting back on the program this time not sure why but i gotta get back!

07-12-2006, 11:48 PM
Kashi Good Friends is also very good.

07-13-2006, 09:56 AM
I was really bad about getting my breakfast in, but I've been better lately.

I have a serving of fruit on the way into work. Then, at work I will microwave 3 oz. of egg beaters (1/2P) and put onto a 4"pita or (my favorite) a La Tortilla Factory tortilla (50 calories for the whole thing, and counts as 1S), with a slice of RF cheese. Breakfast is 1fr, 1/2P, 1S, and I can pre-pack the eggs the night before. I spray some pam into a microwavable bowl and then put in the egg beaters, morton's salt and some pepper, and the nuke for about a minute and a half at the office!