Losing weight - cereal serving size

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Most healthy cereals like bran flakes and shreddies will put 'only x calories per bowl' on the front of the box. I recently weighed out the recommended serving size and was surprised to find that the portion was tiny and barely covered the bottom of the bowl. I'm not surprised the average person complains that they are putting on weight when they are probably eating around 5 times the recommended amount of cereal for breakfast each morning. Can you recommend any cereals that do fill you up without having to eat a larger portion, or would porridge be better?
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i gave up on cereal. if i eat the same one over and over i get bored. soo now on study leave im just eating loooads of fruit and not eating til im hungry.
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Oatmeal would be better. I'm surprised you didn't know the general cereal serving size was 30g which is very little. Also - Most of those 30g are carbohydrates. Terrible.
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(Original post by Jennifer_l85)
Most healthy cereals like bran flakes and shreddies will put 'only x calories per bowl' on the front of the box. I recently weighed out the recommended serving size and was surprised to find that the portion was tiny and barely covered the bottom of the bowl. I'm not surprised the average person complains that they are putting on weight when they are probably eating around 5 times the recommended amount of cereal for breakfast each morning. Can you recommend any cereals that do fill you up without having to eat a larger portion, or would porridge be better?
What I do is have half a cup of cereal and a cup of milk.

It works.
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I've recently become addicted to Oatso porridge, as I struggle with getting portion sizes right. I make it up with water (I don't like it too creamy), and one sachet of the Golden Syrup or Apple and Blueberry flavour gives a good sized bowl of porridge for only 132kcal.
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All about eggs babie
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all this cereal talk is making me crave for some Crunchy Nut or Special K.
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(Original post by luuucyx)
i gave up on cereal. if i eat the same one over and over i get bored. soo now on study leave im just eating loooads of fruit and not eating til im hungry.
Loads of fruit is arguably worse than cereal. Depends on which fruit though.
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roughly how much is 30g of cereal if you were to measure it in cup sizes?
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I once ate Special K with filtered water. It became soggy cardboard. You should try that
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god damn I want cereal now.
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(Original post by Sephaeii)
I've recently become addicted to Oatso porridge, as I struggle with getting portion sizes right. I make it up with water (I don't like it too creamy), and one sachet of the Golden Syrup or Apple and Blueberry flavour gives a good sized bowl of porridge for only 132kcal.
Fair enough, but pouring any kind of sugary syrup all over what could be perfectly good oatmeal sort of defeats the purpose.
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Cereals are dangereously addictive.
I always end up eating waaaaay more then I should.
So I don't buy them anymore.
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roughly how much is 30g of cereal if you were to measure it in cup sizes?
A teaspoon is 5g generally, but cereal isn't that dense. You can't really measure mass using cup sizes because a cup is a unit of volume whereas a gram is a unit of mass.
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Two boiled eggs and a slice of toast=most filling breakfast ever and probably for considerably fewer calories and much better for you than a bowl of cereal!
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oats
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Weetabix! It's already measured out for ya (:
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Two boiled eggs and a slice of toast=most filling breakfast ever and probably for considerably fewer calories and much better for you than a bowl of cereal!
Do away with the toast and make it three eggs fried in olive oil with vegetables and 500ml milk and we'll be talking.
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(Original post by Jennifer_l85)
Most healthy cereals like bran flakes and shreddies will put 'only x calories per bowl' on the front of the box. I recently weighed out the recommended serving size and was surprised to find that the portion was tiny and barely covered the bottom of the bowl. I'm not surprised the average person complains that they are putting on weight when they are probably eating around 5 times the recommended amount of cereal for breakfast each morning. Can you recommend any cereals that do fill you up without having to eat a larger portion, or would porridge be better?

special k sustain and also bran flakes with lots of fibre

I usually have a 42g serving of bran flakes, with some banana and strawberries chopped up and a yogurt for breakfast, very filling
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