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    Dragonheart999 is offline Joe Blow
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    Can someone help me, is cereal a bad thing!

    Okay, I am 16 years old, 6 foot 1, 145 lbs and work pretty hard. Though I've started to eat 2 big bowls of cereal in the morning, and one to snack on in the afternoon. These cereals are usually wheetabix, Alpen or something else. My stomach feels quite weird and I don't think I should be eating this much. Is there any quick alternatives I can have for breakfast?

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    MarkMyWords is offline I <3 BigTs Nipples
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    Oats. They are the best.

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    dmwc is offline In Orientation
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    Oats are good... Oatmeal is good. Mini wheats are a personal favorite with PB and milk in the morning, sometimes followed by a glass of juice.

    instead of eating two bowls and one in the afternoon, eats some bread, bagels or rolls for a sandwich. If your stomach is feeling funny then try something else.

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    Chillen is offline Banned
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    You dont want cereal to encompass a large portion of your diet, but there are some good cereals out there devoid of bad ingredients (refined white sugar, HFC, and other items):

    1. Steel Cut oats, Old Fashioned Cut Oats, and Regular Cut Oats (quick cook type), in large containers.

    2. Various types of Kashi cereals.

    3. Fiber-One.

    4. Grape Nuts, I have been reviewing this product for a few days (looking for another different carb source), and thus far it doesnt appear to be a bad source cereal: (no need to provide source for ingedients, all one has to do is look on the label)

    GRAPE-NUTS:

    Ingredients: WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT FLOUR, WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, SALT, DRIED YEAST, SOY LECITHIN. VITAMINS AND MINERALS: REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE, ZINC OXIDE (SOURCE OF ZINC), VITAMIN B6, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN B12, VITAMIN D.

    Its devoid of any "added in" sugars, and from what I have read on Lecithin, this is used in many bread products for various reasons, and isnt a bad ingredient.

    5. Shredded Wheat and Shredded Wheat and Bran:

    POST SHREDDED WHEAT ORIGINAL SPOON SIZE

    Ingredients: WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT

    TO PRESERVE THE NATURAL WHEAT FLAVOR, BHT IS ADDED TO THE PACKAGING MATERIAL.
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    Post Shredded Wheat and Bran

    Ingredients: WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT AND WHEAT BRAN.

    TO PRESERVE THE NATURAL WHEAT FLAVOR, BHT IS ADDED TO THE PACKAGING MATERIAL.

    Both are devoid of any "added in" sugars.

    ==================================================================================

    In addition, there is nothing that says you can't break the "traditional" breakfast and have something healthy other than cereal.


    Best wishes for continued success!


    Chillen

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    Dallen is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    It sounds like you're not eating enough and too much of the same food. Try mixing it up. Eat cereal in the morning, then try something else for lunch. A cup of cereal is not really all that much to eat, and unless you're eating something else for breakfast, your stomach is going to feel really funny later in the afternoon when all you had was two cups of cereals.

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    Dragonheart999 is offline Joe Blow
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    Okay, in the morning I think I will have some porridge oats and in the afternoon I might have either a piece of wholemeal bread or maybe a nutri grain bar or a bagel. I didn't have any cereal this afternoon, I just had a few pieces of chicken to keep me going and my stomach feels a little bit better, thanks for the tips!

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    dmwc is offline In Orientation
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    You are 16 and you said you work out alot. you need to research and found out about how much you are burning during your workouts. then say you need about 2000 cal for everyday/ you growing up. Now you look at foods that you like and that are good for you.. milk, breads, meats, fruits and vegetables. Eating a varity of these foods will give you the needed nutrition to help your body get in peak shape. You just need to make sure that you ar eating enought for your body. if you burn 1000 cal a work out you need to be eating around 3000 so that you can repair tissues, and your body can replace what it used for the workout/ daily activities.

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    xxxf0xxxx is offline Warming Up
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    Totally Agree

    Oats are the first and best thing to eat in the morning. I eat it all the time. I dont touch box cereals with all that sugar and stuff. try it.

    FOX


    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMyWords View Post
    Oats. They are the best.

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    topspin is offline Warming Up
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    A friend of mine suggested Uncle Sam's cereal. Look into it, it looked interesting to me.

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    theGOOCH is offline International Man of Mystery
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    Quote Originally Posted by topspin View Post
    A friend of mine suggested Uncle Sam's cereal. Look into it, it looked interesting to me.
    I've eaten that. It's not bad

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    raspberry is offline In Orientation
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    my suggestions...

    hi,
    I think the answer is yes, cereal is not a healthy choice for breakfast. (I have read about how the way it is processed makes it unhealthy) I will give you a few suggestions.You can eat one of these each day of the week.Variety is what you should be looking for.
    1- Cut half a french bread into two(ingredients: flour, water salt, yeast)(if you have a bread machine you can set it up at night and wake up with frech bread in the morning.Or you can buy)Slice it up and open, cover the inside with feta cheese or any other simple cheese(ingredients: milk, salt, cheese culture), tomato slices and green or black olives.Boil and egg or two on the side, preferably soft-cooked.Eat these with tea on the side. You will be very healthy. You can drink a cup of milk instead of tea but cheese is already giving you a concentrated form of milk proteins.You don`t necessarily need it.

    2-Melt a little butter in a pan, scramble two eggs.Add salt and stir it with a wooden spoon if using teflon pan. You can either eat it with french or pita bread or make a sandwich as in '1' above with cheese slices and optinal tomato and olives...

    3-Real maple syrup -not table syrup-(magnesium,......etc)and honey has all kinds of nutrients in them. Inside the above mentioned half a french bread or pita bread, spread honey and butter and eat it with a cup of milk on the side) Use maple syrup with a waffle with simple basic ingredients, and butter.Butter is giving you fat soluble vitamins and energy.

    (when you choose milk, choose the whole milk, if you can find farm fresh milk bring it to a boil to kill harmful bacteria etc.. and drink it like that. If you can get farmfresh milk when you boil it, it will give you a lot of cream, you can use that cream instead of store bought butter in you honey spread on the bread.


    4-There is a food called `helva` or `halawa` or so.It is a sweet thing made from sesame seeds, sometimes with pistachios added. Cut a few slices of it, put inside half a french bread or pita or other minimal additive bread of your choice along with some butter. Eat it with your choice of morning bevarage
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    5-Look for olive paste...If you find in your store, spread it on bread and eat it,...

    Toasted bagel with cheese and other choices are good too, better than cereal....I have a lot more suggestions...But again it also depends on what you eat in the rest of the day.....Try to eat things in their natural state, like there were no manufacturing operations and you were living on a farm, what would you have eaten?Or what were people eating 100 years ago.It will make you a healthier person I am sure..

    Good luck...

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