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cereals while cutting - good or bad?

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Hello all, im presently working on cutting and im just wondering if cereals are counter productive, i typically have a bowl of cereal pre-workout, and then post workout along with a protein shake. Tends to be weetabix / frosted shreddies / branflakes with fruit. I also frequently have cereal as a midnight snack.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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Cereal is horrible for cutting. Its not calorie dense at all (ie, a little big has a good amount of calories). Plus, you combine it with milk (more calories). Cereal would be the first thing I'd cut out of a cutting diet.
 
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^ Not only that probably all cereal companies while saying it's a certain percentage whole grain are still loaded with sugars. It's processed secondly. If companies didn't do this they'd lose money and be less successful. All a business my friend.

Substitute for another cereal-type whole grain. Oats, granola, bran, etc.
 
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many thanks for the advice guys, i'll definitely ditch the cereals tomorrow, and substitue with oats / granola
 
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i love my cereal, crap.....
 
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Just get some oats and use equal and cinnamon + protein powder mixed in that's damn good.

Or just use a half decent tasting bran cereal with no excess sugar and add splenda so it tastes sugary and a bit of skim milk. Nothing wrong with that... only thing thats bad in a cutting diet is lots of simple sugars. Also use flavourings from your baking section for added flavor..... liquid vanilla, rum, coconut flavourings add a few drops adds no calories.
 
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Cereal is horrible for cutting. Its not calorie dense at all (ie, a little big has a good amount of calories). Plus, you combine it with milk (more calories). Cereal would be the first thing I'd cut out of a cutting diet.

nuff said.
 
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Shredded Wheat has 0g sugar and contains no high-fructose corn syrup...as a last resort, go with something like this.
 
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lol i dunno how im gonna cut lucky charms out if i ever have to cut.
 
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What about fiber one original brand cereal? It has 0 sugars and 14 grams of fiber!
 
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What about fiber one original brand cereal? It has 0 sugars and 14 grams of fiber!

Still not the best, again the calories and milk thing. But, you could eat a lot worse....
 
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lol im so ghetto i just take a cup - 2 cups of quick oats and put some water to get it wet then eat it
 
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well my breakfast in the morning consist of 1 cup of fiber one cereal without milk and a protein shake. What do you think about that?
 
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well my breakfast in the morning consist of 1 cup of fiber one cereal without milk and a protein shake. What do you think about that?

cereal and water?? I think it sounds simply disgusting. :omgwtf:
 
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No just the fiber one by itself dry in a cup.
 

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