8 years ago#1
KareNin
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Ok update it's been another month and I'm down another 10pounds to 140 from 205/150. I'd consider myself fairly thin now. This cereal diet works GREAT. In fact, I omit the protein shake now since the cereal and milk give enough. Total cost < $10 a week for food and you can buy everything at Costco! Losing weight and feeling great. Not hungry at all since the cereal fills you up. I have to emphasize the easy to follow part. I.e. no fancy or time consuming food preparation. I cut back on the exercise to an hour 3x a week since I had to do some other tasks. Remember you get all the fiber, protein, calcium and vitamins you need so you don't go sick or hungry. You basically can go on this diet forever with the occasional food splurges which is what I intend to do. You don't understand how much time/money/weight you save until you actually tried it for a few months!

Now I eat:
Eat everyday:
Breakfast 8am
30 grams Cereal
250 grams skim milk

Snack 10am
20 grams Cereal
250 grams skim milk
30 grams Cereal
250 grams skim milk

Snack 4pm
20 grams Cereal
250 grams skim milk

Dinner 6pm
30 grams Cereal
250 grams skim milk

Snack 8pm
20 grams Cereal
250 grams skim milk

I also have 2 days a week when I eat junk food like two slices of pizza for a meal (since it's free at work) but don't do this until you've reached your ideal weight.

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8 years ago#2
jake25
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Well - then you must not have been specific enough, because I took my measurements direct from the Kashi Website: www.kashi.com

Less than 1000 cals per day is not healthy unless you are under 5 feet tall and only about 100lbs or less. Otherwise you are eating too little

ANd like others have said ...

What do you plan to do when you reach goal? How do you plan to eat then? Or are you a "good enough for long enough" yoyo dieter?

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8 years ago#3
KareNin
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Actually if you add up all the minerals, protein, etc you are getting the recommended dose of everything except perhaps calories.

How much fiber you getting here? Also the crunch cereal isn't as good as the regular stuff in terms of fiber/calories per gram.

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8 years ago#4
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But what have you learned? I mean, honestly, could you feed yourself if you had to eat out at a conference? What are you going to do if you have to rush to a family member's deathbed? What happens when you go out on a date or your significant other wants you to eat her cooking?

You've found a cute trick to relieve yourself of having to learn how to eat. But you've got a lifelong relationship with food and all you've learned is how not to face it.

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8 years ago#5
KareNin
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Actually I think you looked up the wrong cereal:
Cereals ready-to-eat, KASHI Good Friends by Kellogg
Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of edible portion Sample
Count Std.
Proximates
Water g 3.50 1
Energy kcal 309 0
Energy kj 1293 0
Protein g 10.00 1
Total lipid (fat) g 4.00 1
Ash g 1.20 1
Carbohydrate, by difference g 81.30 1
Fiber, total dietary g 26.7 1
Sugars, total g 20.00 1
Iron, Fe mg 1.20 1
Phosphorus, P mg 333 0
Potassium, K mg 400 1
Sodium, Na mg 233 1
Thiamin mg 0.200 1
Riboflavin mg 0.110 1
Niacin mg 4.000 1
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.270 1
Folate, total mcg 27 0
Cholesterol mg 0 1

So little more fiber and protein in this one. Anyway, it's not the % of calories that are goal. You should be counting:
1) total calories ~1000
2) total protein ~70g

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8 years ago#6
KareNin
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I've learned those things don't happen everyday. Occassion slurges are ok but key is occassional not often.

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8 years ago#7
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Kashi - Good Friends Cin/Rais:

Serving Size 1 cup (50g)
Calories: 150
Cals from fat: 15
Total Fat: 1.5
Sat fat: 0
Chol: 0
Sodium: 95mg
Potassium: 260 mg
Total Carbs: 39g
Fiber: 10g
Sugar: 11g
Other: 18g
Protein: 4g
Vit A: 0
Vit C: 0
Iron: 10
Phos: 15
Mag: 15
Zinc: 6

Total per this person's diet: 150g (3 servings or 3 times all the above figures)

1cup milk (250g)
Cals = 90 fat: .5g
Carb: 12g protein: 8.4g
Fiber: 0
Chol: 5mg
Sodium: 127mg calcium: 312mg potassium: 410.4mg

Diet requires 6 cups milk per day.

Total:
Cals: 990
Carbs: 189g
Fat: 7.5g
Protein: 62.4g
Breakdown: 70% carbs, 6%fat, 24% protein

Low protein, low fat, high carb and too low in calorie for most average people to follow.

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8 years ago#8
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That's certainly amusing and interesting. Are you done losing weight?
What are you going to eat now?

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8 years ago#9
spreadreb
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Glad it works for you... This "diet" is definately not one for me. I would be extremely worried aout my health on this particular approach.... Have you shared your inspiration with your doctor?

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