It’s time to stop the cereal insanity for you and your kids.
In this video, I’m sharing why the “healthy” cereals you’re eating, are stopping you and your family from getting the results you want.
At the bottom of this post, I share a quick, healthy, and delicious low carb cereal recipe that the whole family will love.
But first, let me ask you a simple question.
Don’t be embarrassed, tell me the truth.
What kind of cereal do you and your kids eat?
Corn Flakes, Special K, Fruit Loops?
If you’re like pffffff…Fruit Loops, that’s junk food, I eat healthy cereal like Corn Flakes and Special K.
If that’s you, get ready to be surprised about what I’m going to say.
But YOU didn’t fail, the food manufacturer’s deceiving marketing hype has failed you.
When I first started my journey, I also thought the packaged cereals I was eating were healthy.
So I was pissed when I first learned what the ingredients in these cereals were doing to my body.
Lets be real.
Food manufacturers in the cereal industry spend multi-millions of dollars every year trying to convince you that their cereal is healthy.
What’s even more deceiving is, the nutrition label on these “healthy” cereals like Special K and Cornflakes may say they are “low fat” and “low sugar”.
But here’s the deal.
This combination is a perfect example of a food that will wreck havoc on your body’s fat burning hormones.
Eating these cereals can cause hormonal imbalances, which can turn your body into a fat storing machine, even if the nutrition label says zero fat.
The reason for this is the main ingredients in these cereals are higher glycemic carbohydrates like refined corn and wheat.
During the refining process, most of the natural nutrients have been stripped from the grain.
These processed ingredients are very high on the glycemic list and will quickly raise blood sugar levels.
These carbohydrates then quickly enter the blood stream, thus requiring a large amount of the insulin hormone to remove the sugar from the blood.
When large amounts of insulin is released by the body, if there is no room to store the sugar in the muscle cells, it gets stored in the fat cells.
Hello to the new fatter and less healthy version of your old self.
What’s even more startling are the high sugar cereals like fruit loops that are continuously being marketed to your kids.
A survey found that some of the most popular kid’s cereal contains the same amount of sugar as a chocolate bar.
Even though the nutrition label may not show that much sugar, remember the nutrition label only shows the sugar per serving.
Think about it, when was the last time you poured the exact amount of cereal in your bowl that according to the nutrition label, was a serving.
Now I’m not just picking on Fruit Loops.
I’m speaking to the whole refined cereal category.
They’re a big reason why 1 in 4 children are overweight or obese with links to diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
It’s time to make a change in your family’s diet, starting with the first thing you feed yourself.
Remember, the first meal sets the stage for how healthy you eat for the rest of the day.
If you’ve been watching our channel for a while now, you know I highly recommend you eat my PFF breakfast as your first meal of the day, regardless if that’s first thing in the morning, or your first meal after intermittent fasting.
I know some of you just want a quick, healthy, and easy low carb cereal option.
And did I mention all you have to do is add it to a bowl and enjoy!
It also makes for a great snack anytime in the day.
Thanks for watching and keep Living Lean.
Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.