Sunday, January 12, 2014


Are you one of those people who pulls a big bowl out of the cabinet and then pours it almost full of cereal leaving just enough room for some milk and (gasp!) sugar? If you are, you need to change your cereal habits. The next time you do that get out an extra bowl and a 1 cup measuring cup. Pour your cereal as you normally do. Get the measuring cup and measure what you poured into the second bowl. How much did you pour? Now look on the cereal box or bag. What is the suggested (healthy) serving size?  If you are shocked by the amount of cereal you poured, start measuring your cereal for a few days or weeks until you get used to what the serving size looks like.  And here's a hint for you, next time get a smaller bowl and the healthy serving size won't look so small in your bowl. Make it easier on yourself if you are normally pouring 3 or more servings into your bowl.  If you have been pouring 3 servings, cut it back to 2 for a few days. Slowly decrease the amount until you work yourself down to the healthy serving size.  As the old saying goes, "Rome wasn't built in a day"! Don't set yourself up for failure by trying to take too big a cut at one time.  Work your way into a healthy portion.  Did you realize that starting your day with an excessive amount of cereal servings can be as calorie laden as having a Big Mac for breakfast!

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