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Old 09-07-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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BIG bowl of cereal

I just had a huge bowl of dry mini wheats cereal this morning & I feel guilty.

Reassurance please!

 
Old 09-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Re: BIG bowl of cereal

You should not feel guilty! Mini wheats aren't the healthiest cereal out there, but they have protein, fiber, and tons of iron. And they actually taste like something, which is nice. Indulging a little is okay as long as you maintain balance in your diet/exercise plan and put those calories/vitamins/nutrients to work

 
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Re: BIG bowl of cereal

Nothing wrong with a big breakfast! It means more energy during the day! Just aim for a lower-sugar breakfast next time.

Out of curiosity, why is it such a big deal, anyway? Are you trying to lose weight, or on a strict diet for health reasons?

 
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Out of curiosity, why is it such a big deal, anyway?
There's a better explanation of the problem on the Eating Disorders board.

 
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Re: BIG bowl of cereal

a big bowl of cereal is WAY better than a bacon egg and cheese biscuit

 
Old 10-26-2011, 02:10 PM   #6
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There's a better explanation of the problem on the Eating Disorders board.
And which eating disorder would you be referring to? Orthorexia?? Forgive me if I am jumping to conclusions too quickly, but it sounds as if you suspect that the OP has an eating disorder.

 
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And which eating disorder would you be referring to?
Thanks for your post. You made me realize that I may have been misleading. I don't want to make any judgements here. Samteri started a thread on on the "Eating Disorder Recovery" board on 09-07-2011. The heading is: "Re: Feelings are coming back." It's still there if you would like to read it and participate in the discussion.

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:48 PM   #8
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Donít feel bad about eating a big bowl of cereal, but if it is loaded with sugar donít make a habit out of it. I would suggest that you switch to a low-sugar cereal though. Prolonged diets high in simple sugars can cause desensitivity to your insulin receptors. In turn, your body will not be able to absorb insulin as efficiently. This condition is known as type II diabetes. For a disease like this, prevention is the key. Two main ways of prevention are exercise and nutrition. In the long term, exercise can increase your body's sensitivity to insulin. Exercise can also decrease the amount of body fat. This is important because adipose tissue, or fat cells, release a hormone called leptin. Leptin decreases your body's sensitivity to insulin, thus making you more likely to develop type II diabetes. On the other hand, nutrition is important in that you must limit the amount of simple sugars you ingest. Try switching to a complex carbohydrate cereal with less sugar. For example you might try bran or a low sugar cereal. This will help limit the dramatic increase in your blood sugar which can cause desensitivity to your insulin receptors.

 
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Cereal is the best! Don't worry! It's like the best thing to eat when on a diet for breakfast, just have fat free milk! Ah I love cereal I wish it had enough nutrients so you could only eat that in life

 
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