Can't get enough of cereal? We don't blame you. It's a quick, easy, and convenient food that makes breakfast a no-brainer. However, if your favorite variety is loaded up with the wrong ingredients, it's not supporting your weight-loss goals and healthy resolutions for 2015. Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD of Appetite For Health, recommends one and one-half cups of Post Great Grains Protein Blend served with low-fat or nonfat milk and one small banana sliced on top.
If you're not a fan of that particular cereal, you still have options, but you'll need to closely read the back of the box. According to Julie, when choosing a cereal, it needs to include eight grams of protein, four grams of fiber, and no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving. It may be rough to give up your favorite sugar-laden cereal, but if you follow Julie's recommendations, you'll start seeing results sooner!