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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My nutritionist told me that as I slowly re-carb, I should bring in healthy fiber. She suggested Fiber One cereal: "It's only 80 calories per serving! You can even eat it dry!"

So I searched it out in the grocery store today, and bought a box of the original recipe version. Each serving turns out to be only 60 calories and 57% of daily fiber. It doesn't come as flakes, but is shaped as pellets. The kid laughed and said it looked like pet food.

I poured a serving out into a bowl as an after-dinner snack. The husband had some with milk and said it tasted like cardboard. I think it's a reflection of how deprived of crunch and sweet I've been that I actually enjoyed the cereal. It was crispy and vaguely sweet, and a rare textural treat. Life is funny. Five months ago I'd tear through a bag of chips in minutes, and now I'm slowly savoring a bowl of dry high fiber pellets.
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Yeah, bran cereals are not very appealing if you're not truly hungry. Your kid is right to laugh! It does look like pet food! I've been experiencing a little of what you describe here as I've become a little more successful at controlling myself. Being really hungry amplifies tastes and makes even the tiniest morsel of food burst with flavor.

    I smiled at the image of you with your "snack pellets." Enjoy your little treats, Bemused! SO much better than potato chips, right?
    2211 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    I like Fiber One cereal, though I have to admit that your kid is right :)
    2212 days ago
  • JODIASTEVENS
    Well, I giggled, but now I'm going to go get some to try. emoticon I'm a confessed "chipaholic", so I know just what you mean! Good luck!
    2212 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Glad that you found a way to add fiber to your diet. That is one way that I hadn't thought about using cereal- dry and as a snack. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2212 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice day
    2212 days ago
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