Doctor Oz: Choosing Healthy Cereals
Losing weight can Lower Your Cancer Risk. But it’s not the easiest thing in the world to do, or everyone would probably be skinny. That’s why it’s important to make simple changes that allow us to better tackle our waistlines without drastic and unsustainable lifestyle changes.
Heidi Skolnik is a nutritionist and she showed Dr Oz’s audience how you can choose a different cereal or breakfast routine to help yourself lose weight. She noted that typical sugary cereals have the equivalent nutritional impact of about five slices of bread.
She said we should be shopping for cereals with less than 100 calories, and punch them up ourselves with simple healthy tricks. If you enjoy a more hearty breakfast meal, check out the recent Dr Oz’s 5 Minute Microwave Breakfasts.
Dr Oz Breakfast: Shredded Wheat & Greek Yogurt
The right cereal can actually help you keep the pounds off. Heidi said the key is in portion control. She suggested adding ½ cup of Shredded Wheat to 4 ounces of Greek Yogurt, which adds protein. You could even add in Honey or Walnuts if you want. This is a good breakfast or snack and it weighs in at just 100 calories.
Dr Oz Breakfast: Peanut Butter Instant Oatmeal
Instant Oatmeal is a great hot cereal that has fewer than 100 calories. But you have to pay attention at the store to make sure you’re buying a healthy product. Watch out for added sugars in Instant Oatmeals, even those that are plain or unflavored.
Heidi suggested adding a tablespoon of Peanut Butter to Quaker Instant Oatmeal. She said you can throw in some fruit for added flavor. What fruit goes with Peanut Butter? (Chocolate is not a fruit, I’m pretty sure.)
Dr Oz Breakfast: Cheerios
A cup of Cheerios has under 100 calories. You can add a teaspoon of Raw Cane Sugar with 1% Milk to get a fast, low calorie breakfast. Add fresh fruit for even more healthy sweetness.
Dr Oz: Arrowhead Puffed Wheat Cereal
Puffed Wheat Cereal may be healthy, but it’s not always the most tasty thing on the Cereal Aisle. Heidi suggested cutting Puffed Wheat with your favorite full flavor cereal. She said you can manage calories by mixing a cup of Arrowhead Puffed Wheat with ¼ cup of your sweet favorite. This gets you the flavor and taste without the full calories and sugar of a whole serving of the other cereal.
What’s your favorite breakfast routine?