Breaking Out of the Cereal Rut- Day 5
28 October 2011
cereal rut. Today's breakfast was tortilla roll-ups with cashew butter, uncured turkey bacon from Trader Joe's, and berries.
Overall, I would say that the challenge has gone well. It's becoming easier for me to think outside the box when it comes to breakfast, and to not just resort to cereal because it's quick and easy and they're "starving," and needing something right away. My children don't seem to be missing cereal, and I've noticed that they aren't snacking all morning. They also seem less ravenous at lunch time.
I saw a few things this week that reinforced that I was on the right track in ditching the cereal. The first was an article called, The 20 Unhealthiest Cereals. On the list were some that I would expect, and I others that I would not, including one of my family's favorites: Kellogg's Raisin Bran! I always take other's interpretations of what's healthy and what's not with a grain of salt, but it has certainly given me pause.
Last night I saw a guy on Jay Leno who is a personal trainer and is purposely gaining weight so that he can lose it again. When asked what he was eating to gain weight, his breakfast of choice was cereal! I couldn't find the Jay Leno clip on youtube yet, but if you want to learn more about his story, check out: Fit2Fat2Fit.
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