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#15 of 22 Common Nutrition Mistakes

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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               Nutrition Mistake: You Don't Measure Cereal

You do a free-hand pour at the breakfast table.

Result: You likely eat enough for 1.4 people.

When we asked 100 people to show us their typical cereal pour, only 1 in 10 poured close to the recommended portions. For flake cereals, the average pour was 40% more than the 1-cup serving size. A full cup of skim milk in the bowl means you’ve added 40 more calories over the label standard. OJ, coffee cream, jam for toast: Breakfast requires lots of little portion calls, all made on a groggy brain.

What to do: Read labels, then practice with a measuring cup, just to get an idea of the recommended serving. If you change cereals, start over.

by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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thecoffeefairy
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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A lot of cereals have a 3/4 cup serving.
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jan. 21, 2013 at 4:53 PM

I don't eat cereal.

Krysden
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I use a measuring cup

cleanaturalady
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I was surprised how much a portion was in comparison to our cereal bowls when I actually measured one time.

ihave1
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM

 I can eat a ton of cereal so I dont buy it. 

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