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The cheerios diet

Monday, August 23, 2010

At the family reunion this weekend, my uncle gave me a Sam's Club double size box of honey nut cheerios that didn't get opened. I've got to tell you, that's a lot of damn cheerios! So I decided to give this a try to jump start my way back into healthy eating and weight loss. I'll let you know how it goes. I plan on eating cheerios for breakfast and lunch with skim milk. I will mix in fruits and veggies for snacks and eat a healthy dinner.
My starting weight: 119.8 (yea, not as bad I I thought it would be after spending 2 days eating reunion food)
I am posting this article with references from ehow.com



Cheerios Diet
By Brandon Pickard, eHow Contributor
updated: October 25, 2009

Why Cheerios?
1. Cereal lovers rejoice! Since 1941, Cheerios has been an important part of your good breakfast. Today, it also can be an important jump start to better health through weight loss. Cheerios contains soluble fiber that has been shown to lower cholesterol. The cereal is made with 100% natural whole grain oats, which contain vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. With only 1 gram of sugar per serving, Cheerios is a wise addition to your healthy diet.
The Cheerios Diet
2. Oftentimes, the most difficult part of losing weight is getting started. While the Cheerios diet may not be a long-term solution, it can be an ideal way to get you back on track with a lifetime of healthy eating.
Follow the Cheerios diet for two weeks. The rules are simple. Eat a bowl (about cup) of Cheerios for breakfast and lunch, adding fresh fruit for flavor. Use 1 percent or skim milk. Eat a sensible dinner, preferably one consisting of protein, because you won't be getting much for breakfast and lunch. Eat enough so you become full, and be sure to enjoy your evening meal.
You are allowed three snacks throughout the day, between breakfast and lunch, between lunch and dinner and in the evening after dinner. The snack should be fresh fruit or raw vegetables. You also can have low-fat cereal bars or prepackaged 100-calorie snacks.
If you grow tired of regular Cheerios, you can substitute any of the other flavors. Try Honey Nut, Banana Nut, MultiGrain, Yogurt Burst Vanilla or Yogurt Burst Strawberry. With so many options, you're sure to find a few Cheerios flavors you'll enjoy.
If you stick with the diet for two weeks, you should experience weight loss. At that point, start to incorporate a variety of nutritious foods into your diet. You should follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) recommendations. Now that you have a jump start on weight loss, you're on your way to a healthier life through proper nutrition.
Read more: Best Way - Cheerios Diet | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_556889
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SQUISHY_GIRL 4/23/2011 6:41PM

    The cheerios diet is working for me, they're delicious! Much better than the special K diet!

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IAMAHAPPYGIRL 8/25/2010 7:29AM

    So far so good. I've had cheerios for breakfast and lunch 2 days in a row. My only complaint is that they are tearing up the roof of my mouth. Maybe I'll let them sit in the milk a little longer. It doesn't bother John because I'm actually consuming a glass of milk a day which is usually more than I'd drink in a week (unless there is double stuffed oreos in the the house).

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WILDRICE99 8/23/2010 11:32AM

    I love Cheerios w/ 1 cup of mixed berries, it is the perfect start to my day. (Although, it's not enough to keep me from snacking the first chance I get.) I might try it a couple days a week when I need to stay at the low end of my calorie range.

Thanks!

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CNIKKI33 8/23/2010 9:26AM

    Good Luck. I am not such a fan of Cheerios. Maybe if they came up with a Fruity Pebbles diet...lol.

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GRANDMA624 8/23/2010 8:04AM

  Sounds Good! I love Cheerios.

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