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AMYSTONE4 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/26/13 2:55 P

I like to eat the 80 calorie chocolate cereal dry with a tablespoon of peanut butter. i dip eat piece in the peanut butter and makes a great snack. one serving of cereal and 1/2 serving of PB.

Edited by: AMYSTONE4 at: 2/26/2013 (14:55)
LUCKYNUMBER23 SparkPoints: (12,425)
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2/26/13 1:19 P

My stomach aches when I eat fiber one.

COTTERR SparkPoints: (11,750)
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2/26/13 1:05 P

Fiber One did absolutely nothing for me except made me bloated. And it kinda tastes like cardboard. I do like using origional to bake with though, when flavor is from other ingredients.
Eat more fruit, veggies and legumes.

CNGMYBX SparkPoints: (9,308)
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2/26/13 10:14 A

Its all about balancing our options. I like fiber one as a snack in the late afternoon. I haven't tried the chocolate. I mix 1/4 cup fiber one with 1 T raisins and 2T chopped raw almonds. I eat it with a great big glass of water. It is filling and nutritous. The fiber one makes it feel like a trail mix.

HEAT04 Posts: 116
2/26/13 10:09 A

I really like the Fiber One Granola Bars and I usually eat one for breakfast - curbs my sweet tooth and I can eat it at my desk. It fits in my calories and as long as I eat them on a consistent basis, my body is used to the fiber emoticon

I also eat a banana and I get my fruits and veggies throughout the day. I don't feel bad about it and my overall diet. She has no idea what your diet is like so I wouldn't worry about one bowl of cereal.

PAT4PROG Posts: 652
2/26/13 9:58 A

Wonderful suggestion on the cereal snack in the pm. I do this sometimes but eat it dry; love the crunch. Provides another options for a treat and for changing things up.

KFWOHLFORD SparkPoints: (3,013)
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2/26/13 9:47 A

I sort of think that it's good to avoid having sugar in your breakfast if you can help it. That's because eating sugar in the morning makes you crave it a few hours later. If you are a big fan of the cereal, why not have it as a snack in the evening?

PAT4PROG Posts: 652
2/26/13 9:15 A

Interesting I came upon this thread. I just bought this cereal(the chocolate one) for the first time and actually enjoyed a bowl this morning along with almond milk. Great taste with no affect on my blood sugars. It is rare that I have a bowl of cold cereal and yes, there are other cereals that I would usually buy, but this was a great treat. Like all things, I personally feel moderation is the key---didn't eat the whole box, just a serving.

RUBYREDSTAR19 Posts: 7,104
2/25/13 1:30 P


AMBERT79 Posts: 54
2/25/13 12:40 P

While Fiber One, may not be terrible for you while counting calories, I agree with the nutritionist and poster below. How many ingredients are on the box? I rarely eat anything that comes from a box because that is not food-it is food like. Especially, breakfast foods from General Mills-they use all GMO ingredients. Plus, fortified is not means chemicals resembling vitamins and nutrients have been added. Eat the real thing, I say! Throw some veggies and fruits with some protein into a blender for a quick breakfast on the go. The best healthy lifestyle comes from eating REAL FOOD. emoticon

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
2/25/13 11:12 A

Perhaps the nutritionist is a proponent of clean eating. I rarely eat anything with a list of ingredients. My go-to breakfasts include steel-cut oats with fruit and nuts, fresh fruit and protein smoothies or veggie omelets. I try to avoid added sugars, preservatives and artificial colors and flavors.

In general, I think the "healthy" foods are better than some choices because they do offer a benefit but you also get a lot of other ingredients. Have you looked at the labels for Skinny Cow products? But, this is what works for me and took me years of smaller changes to get to this place.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,297
2/25/13 8:42 A

the quickest way i could sum up fiber one cereal is while it isn't good for you, it's also not bad for you. in other words, there isn't anything so awful in it that you shouldn't eat it, but it also doesn't really have anything for you that you couldn't get somewhere else from a slightly better source.
so it really comes down to what your other options are. in other words, when you eat this cereal what were the other things that you rejected in favor of the cereal? if you're skipping chocolate honey smacks in favor of chocolate fiber one, that's a pretty good swap. if you're choosing chocolate fiber one instead of a bowl of fresh fruit with a veggie omelet, that's probably not a great swap. but the omelet and fresh fruit really have to be a feasible option [in other words you actually have to be willing and able to make that breakfast option a possibility] to make that a reasonable choice to be rejecting. so if you don't keep prepped fruit and veg in your fridge and have a good twenty minutes or so to play around with making your breakfast, that might not be a reasonable option.

2/25/13 8:22 A

Fiber One is made by General Mills. Maybe the internet expert has some kind of relationship with Kellogs? Kind of kidding, but like others have said, on the internet you just don't know. Fiber One is a healthy cereal.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,299
2/25/13 8:16 A

I love the internet because it can be a fabulous source of quick information. Unfortunately, there can also be a lot of crap out there. Anyone can put just about anything out there, and make it sound like it's the absolute truth. Which means that we need to be careful about believing what we read. For example, if it's a website like the Mayo Clinic, I'm more inclined to believe it. But if it's some random person hawking their latest book or weight-loss products or supplements-- well, I'm pretty skeptical and go looking for supporting studies etc to "prove" their statements.

I eat Fiber One (the original kind, not the chocolate). For the fiber. I'm going to eat cold cereal for breakfast anyway because I don't like oatmeal or eggs, and I need the fiber. So it's killing 2 birds with one stone. Looking at the package, I see various nutritional information, including no added sugar. So for someone to claim it has no nutritional value at all-- that's just not true. There may indeed be better choices out there, but if it's something I wouldn't eat because I don't like whatever it is-- well what's the point in that.

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (82,009)
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2/24/13 2:39 P's better than cocoa puffs :)

I'm not a cereal person, but as long as your lunch, snacks and dinner are balanced then I don't see a problem with having Fiber One for breakfast.

SONICB Posts: 4,381
2/24/13 12:33 P

It's a fortified cereal, so it's definitely better for you than a lot of other foods out there! But the added fiber is inulin, which tends to irritate my digestive tract. I'm not sure how anyone can eat Fiber One brand foods comfortably. ^^;

-POOKIE- Posts: 22,518
2/20/13 1:26 P

I agree with the previous poster, while cereal may not be the best thing in the world (but adding a protein source helps with this at breakfast... try your cereal over yogurt) its certainly not nutritionally void at all.

pure white sugar has nothing but calories, thats what I would call nutritionally void food.

If you enjoy the cereal, it fits with your calorie ranges its fine.

If we all believed everything we saw on the internet I shudder to think what would be actually left with to eat... water perhaps, not much else is approved by everybody!!

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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2/20/13 11:25 A

I just looked at the nutrition value in the tracker. I don't see why that "nutrition expert" would say that it has no nutritional value. It has 9 grams of fiber, and a good amount of many vitamins and minerals. It does have some sugar in it, but I don't think that's a terrible thing. Sure, there might be better options out there (like ones with more protein), but if the cereal is something that satisfies you and you like it, I don't see any reason to stop eating it.

I will say though, no one food will "help" with weight loss. Calories are calories. Your overall eating is what helps you lose weight.

JACQUM01 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/20/13 10:58 A

Recently i watched a video where a nutrition expert (dietician?) said that fiber one cereal has no nutritional value and isnt that great for weight loss. I e-mailed her about this and she confirmed her statement. She seems very knowledgeable but I eat this cereal everyday and if its bad for me i want to stop


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