8/17/15 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Wednesday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 17. August 2014 19:56

Let's talk about cereal.  Most cereal is filled with hidden sugars and a lot of calories.  It is especially important to read the labels.  There are many cereals out there that promote that they're low-fat, fiber rich, etc. and these are the ones you need to watch out for even more!  I like to stay below 13g of sugar when I choose a cereal and under 170 cal/3g of fat.  But, I'll be honest with you, many of Jenny Craig's cereals are high (between 10-18g of sugar).  I think this is why I end up losing even more weight once I've hit my goal weight.  I do a little less fat and sugar when I'm on maintenance (usually about 6g of sugar or less because I'd rather have eggs than cereal).  Here are some to stay away from:

-Almost all children's cereals (Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese's Puffs, Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, etc.) contain 50% sugar in a serving size!

-There are worse things than Special K Fruit cereals (and it may be mostly high in sugar due to dried fruit) but 13g is too high for me.  It's always better to add your own fresh cereal than dried anyway.

When you're shopping for a cereal be conscientious of whole-grains, fiber, and even dried fruit, while high in sugar from the fruit, has a lot of fiber.  Here are some suggestions for healthy cereals:

-Mighty Bites Honey Crunch (Kashi) 5g of sugar, 3g fiber

-Cinnamon Cheerio's:  6g of fiber, 9g sugar

-Kellog's All-Bran and add a serving size of your own raisins

-Kashi Go Lean: 5g of sugar

Breakfast -

JC Sunshine Sandwich

Banana

1 cup coffee with tsp. fat-free creamer

Snack -

JC Anytime Bar

Lunch -

JC Personal Pizza

Fresh green beans

Snack -

3/4 cup strawberries

Dinner -

JC Lasagna 

Salad (mixed greens, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes) 2 tbsp. light ranch

Snack -

JC Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

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