6 CEREALS THAT SLIM YOU DOWN

6 Cereals to sllim your waistFor 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 (almond 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:

Cheerios

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

Kellogg’s All Bran

This cereal is marketed as an aid to digestion with its 20 grams of fiber per cup.

Nutrition – Serving size: 1/2 cup

Calories: 80; Sugar: 6 grams; Sodium: 80 mg; Fiber: 10 grams; Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 4 grams

Kellogg’s Bite Size Unfrosted Mini Wheats

Rather than opting for a frosted mini-wheat variety, which adds sugar and subtracts some fiber and protein, get sweetness by slicing in half a banana or sprinkling on a tablespoon of raisins or cinnamon.

Nutrition – Serving size: 30 pieces

Calories: 190; Sugar: 0 grams; Sodium: 0 mg; Fiber: 8 grams; Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 6 grams

Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets

A healthy choice despite the amount of sodium per cup (520 mg). Just keep an eye out for your sodium intake for the rest of the day.

Nutrition – Serving size: 1/2 cup

Calories: 210; Sugar: 3 grams; Sodium: 260 mg; Fiber: 7 grams; Fat: 1.5 grams; Protein: 7 grams

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