Saturday, February 09, 2013


This breakfast is what Al calls my secret to success. Once he started eating it too, he began to see greater weight loss results.

Breakfast has always been touted as the most important meal of the day. And this one really fits the bill for me because it's chock full of good stuff and devoid of the bad stuff. I call it my boost in a bowl :)

First ingredient into the bowl...cereal:

My dietitian recommended this cereal to me and even gave me a coupon for $1 as incentive, lol.

Here is a blurb from Post:

Wouldn't it be great if it were easy to understand what is in your food? With Post Shredded Wheat Wheat'n Bran Spoon Size Cereal, it's easy to be confident with your breakfast choice. It's made with nothing but goodness, so go ahead and enjoy a bowl. Post Shredded Wheat Wheat'n Bran Spoon Size Cereal is made with 100% natural whole grain wheat and wheat bran. That means Post Shredded Wheat is sodium free and has zero grams of sugar per serving. Nutritionists recommend eating at least 48 grams of whole grains a day. Instead of counting servings, enjoy one bowl of Post Shredded Wheat Wheat'n Bran Spoon Size Cereal. With 57 grams of whole grains per serving, you'll get 100% of what you need for the day in just one bowl! This cereal is also low in fat and cholesterol. So what does this mean in terms of health benefits for you? They are so plentiful, this cereal could be renamed Biscuits of Benefits!

BTW: This particular cereal with the bran added has almost double the amount of fibre as the original wheat ones...9 grams!

I think that this is the only cereal out there that has no sugar and no sodium. If you know of another one, please let me know! LOl, I've been eating this one for over a year now for 5 days a week and a change would be nice :)

Second ingredient into the bowl...cinnamon:

I sprinkle a spoonful of cinnamon over the cereal because it speeds up metabolism and can dramatically lower blood pressure & cholesterol levels.
Third ingredient into the bowl...flaxseed:
I sprinkle a spoonful of milled flaxseed over the cereal because it works wonders for lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar and preventing heart disease.
Fourth ingredient into the bowl...blueberries:
I toss a handful of blueberries over the cereal because they are very high in antioxidants which significantly reduce both blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Fifth ingredient into the bowl...almond milk:
I pour in enough almond milk to cover the cereal because it works to promote healthy blood pressure & blood sugar levels, lowers bad cholesterol and provides healthy fats to aid in weight loss.
Here is a blurb from Silk:
Silk True Almond Unsweetened Original
Great for your healthy diet

• No added sugar
• An amazing 30 calories per serving
• As much calcium and vitamin D as milk
• Absolutely no saturated fat or cholesterol
• 100% free of lactose and dairy
• Made from whole, natural almonds

And there you have it, my boost in a bowl breakfast :)
PLEASE NOTE: There are so many other ways to get a healthy breakfast onto your menu and these will be the topic of a future blog post.
Take a look at the nutrition label on your box of cereal. LOL...should you be switching cereals? I'm so glad I did! I used to eat so many high sugar "fun"'s a wonder I never got any cavities. If you already have a box of healthy cereal in your cupboard, please share in comment area what it is. If you decide to try a healthier cereal than what you are eating now, please share in comment area the name of the old cereal and what you chose to replace it. LOL...and how bad did the new one taste compared to the old sure took me awhile to get used to eating "bark" :)
NEXT WEEK'S BLOG: Move it, move it!
LOL...Wish I'd known it was for breakast!!
DISCLAIMER: Whenever I use the word DIET in my blog posts I am in no way suggesting that I have invented/discovered some miracle system to lose weight. Whenever I use the word DIET, I am simply substituting a single word to replace the longer phrase EATING HEALTHIER THAN IN THE PAST.


  1. OH god...I eat Oatmeal Crisp Triple Berry, and I can just tell by the taste that the sugar is going to be sky high. 105mg sodium, 14g of sugar. 2g of fat. 200 calories for 1 cup. Im sure there is worse cereals out there, but it doesn't beat shredded wheat.

    1. There are so many cereals that I've eaten over the years thinking that they were healthier choices than Froot Loops or Frosted Flakes....wrong, lol!

      On the Dr. Oz show the other day he said you should limit your sugar intake to 4g per meal if you want to lose weight. Myfitnesspal only allows me 30g daily and it's hard to keep it at that.

  2. Cheryl, all those things together sounds so good. I will have to try it. I'm not a big cereal eater, mainly because the healthy is boring and the sugary stuff tastes like snack food to sugary. My morning breakfast is a english muffin with butter.

    1. I love english muffins too Pam! Sometimes I'll have a whole wheat one with butter and a few slices of low fat old cheddar for my lunch :)

  3. I was looking at blueberries yesterday and for a tiny container it was over $5 so I won't be eating them... I eat Original Mini Wheats mixed with a few cheerios to fill the bowl... don't usually have fruit for breakfast... doc told me to save my fruit for between meal snack instead so that is what I try to do...
    The produce girl told me that prices were going to go sky high due to frost in the States so I will only be buying on sale produce now.

    1. We have been lucky all winter long...No Frills always has "cereal berries" such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries on sale at great prices, sometimes even as low as $1.

  4. Good stuff Hon,well done.....I know this works cause i seen it IST HAND hah!