Americans have been trained for years to eat certain foods during the day. Growing up I was always told to eat cereal for lots of energy for school. Well, I’m sure you were told the same in so many words. No wonder there’s an aisle just for cereals. It’s so convenient and is now marketed as the best way to get more fiber and foritified nutrition.
Cereal! The breakfast food of champions right? Wrong. 99% of cereals are loaded with salt, preservatives, GMO’s, flour (all), refined and processed wheat, corn, millet, soy…honestly, this article could be another 400 words of just belly gorging additives.
Cereal is not only just a filler but it directly hinders your weight loss. Yes, there are a few genetic freaks out their that can eat 3 bowls of Captain Crunch Crap and still have a flat belly. Yet, for the majority of you…cereal is your enemy!
Yes, enemy. All Cereal! Even the so called healthy cereals :Kashi, Barbaras, Mothers, Morning Glory, Quaker…..I said it, Kashi! How many of you are saying, ” I eat Kashi everyday and it keeps me full with all its fiber!” Ya, and it keeps your belly bloated and just fills you up like they do when they use feed for cows…moooo, lol (kidding). Anyhow, It’s just a filler with little and no nutrition.
Omg! No cereal. Never. Nope!! However, if your goal is to get a flat belly than yes, you should stay clear of cereal for a little bit and exchange cereal with a few options
- protein ( eggs ,protein drinks**, turkey bacon )and fruit .
- organic veggie juices (carrot, kale, spinach, ginger, tomato, etc…)
- low-fat cottage cheese or greek yogurt (all natural) and fruit
- brown rice cake with raw nut butter (almond, cashew, sunflower…)
Now, if you positively won’t void cereals from your diet and need to fill your tummy than try one of these cereals:
- Natures path: read ingredient and make sure ingredients says oats not oat flour
- Trader Joes quick Steel cut oats
- Ezekeil Cereals
These cereals have great fiber and very little ingredients other than the good stuff. Keep your portions small 1/4 -1 cup.
PlEASE NOTE: this article was for those who want a flat belly. If your happy with your waist line and you want extra fiber than go ahead. Add some cereal to your diet. Just stick to a good brand like the ones directly above and always remember ” natural” means nothing. Turn the box around and stay away from those loaded with sugars no matter where their source is from : agave, brown rice, cane sugar, raw sugar, maple syrup…its all the same. Your better off dictating the amount of sweetener on your own using organic fruit. Ingredient shopping is for another topic.
Let me know your favorite flat belly busting breakfast! Comment below, thanks…