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Old 02-21-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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I wanted to know has anybody tried the Special K diet? If so have you seen results?
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
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I did it before but I was so hungry that I couldn't stick it out for the 2 weeks, and by the time dinner came along I ate loads because I was starving all day! If you have your "balanced meal" at lunch it might work better, I was never able to so I think thats why I was so hungry by dinnertime
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I haven't tried it but it seems as though you wouldn't get proper nutrition from eating mostly cereal. And it isn't sustainable for a long period of time.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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I tried it for like a day, I was staaaaarving. But I do like their cereal for breakfast. It's good to incorporate into calorie counting or weight watchers
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:56 AM   #5
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Well, I didn't check the info on all of their cereals, but the Original flavor has less than 1 gram of fiber per serving. That is not enough to help you feel full and satisfied. High fiber is an important part of my weight loss plan.
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Its not filling at all. No bang for your calorie buck with that cereal. I can see being VERY hungry on any diet that involves substituting special K for a meal.
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Well, I didn't check the info on all of their cereals, but the Original flavor has less than 1 gram of fiber per serving. That is not enough to help you feel full and satisfied. High fiber is an important part of my weight loss plan.
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i've been doing the special k challange for a couple weeks and have lost 8lbs so far. I really love all the products. Yes I get hungry sometimes but i eat fruit and vegitables between meals and am totally commited
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:12 PM   #9
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I really like their Protein Plus cereal (10g protein and 5g fiber for 100 calories) with 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (.5g protein and .5g fiber for 20 calories). I wouldn't follow their diet though. Most of the items they list are too low in fiber and protein to stave off hunger, and drinks/bars as meal replacements are never satisfying for me.
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I LOVE special K. I buy the chocolate cereal, and all the different flavors of the special K bars. You can have 2 cups of cereal for a meal, and be under 300 calories. It keeps me full untill the next meal, BUT everything works different for everyone.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:43 AM   #11
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i can see two problems with the special K diet:

1. two meals of special K a day would have me starving most of the time

2. it's not really nutritiously balanced for a day plan

even they say not to do it over long periods of time

i was also very surprised the other day when i figured out that instead of special K i could have the same amount of alpen sugarfree muesli for less kcals, and get more benefits out of them.

100grams of special K: 379 kcals, 2g fibre
100 grams of alpen: 352 kcals, 7.8g fibre

i believe alpen may be higher than special K in terms of fat, but i think personally they taste better and you cannot lose with the fibre.
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i havent tried it buy i think im like the above posters and would find myself rather hungry.
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My grandmother lost quite a bit of weight on it. She would just have her bowl of special K and cup of coffee every morning. Smallish lunch and dinner. She went off it after a while, though...
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I bet this would work if you stuck to it. It sounds like it's not enough food though.
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