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Cereal diet
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Laurenxoxo · 30/06/2020 20:50

Hi, me and my partner are wanting to try the cereal diet... it says online to change 2/3 of your meals a day to cereal. My dad told me he did the diet but he had cereal only 3 times a day, has anyone else done this and would they recommend it ?

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peachypetite · 30/06/2020 20:50

This isn’t sustainable. What happens when you eat normally again?

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Hoggleludo · 30/06/2020 20:52

My friend did that Cambridge diet?

When she started to eat normally. Even more weight piled on!

Plus cereal won't be getting all your vitamins.

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Laurenxoxo · 30/06/2020 20:54

@peachypetite

This isn’t sustainable. What happens when you eat normally again?

Because at the minute me and my partner are eating quite unhealthily and we have both put on quite a lot of weight, we are wanting a diet that will help us lose weight fast and from the sounds of it, this diet is exactly that! Obviously after however long we decide to do this for we would have a much healthier diet, as well as daily walks to maintain the loss.
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bluefoxmug · 30/06/2020 20:56

you will be very hungry eating like that.

nothing wrong with cereal, but what you plan is very restrictive.

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SistemaAddict · 30/06/2020 20:58

Kellogg's promoted this in the 90s or was it the 00s? I remember my dentist doing it. Replace breakfast and lunch with cornflakes or similar for two weeks. Didn't work. Unsurprisingly as it doesn't address any of the issues that have caused the weight gain. A quick boost to weight loss perhaps if you then really address your diet and exercise to make sustainable changes.

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DarkDarkNight · 30/06/2020 20:59

I think the actual diet is 2 meals of cereal and one sensible meal a day. It’s obviously only meant as a short-term fix but I think it would be really hard to stick to if you only ate cereal and didn’t have a normal meal.

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Lamazey · 30/06/2020 20:59

You would probably be better off with meal replacement shakes or bars....you'll probably still put the weight back on again when you start eating properly, but they are more nutritionally balanced

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SistemaAddict · 30/06/2020 21:00

I'm always really hungry an hour after cereal. It's neither nutritious nor filling. You could try porridge for breakfast with fruit and chia seeds. Lots of fibre and helps lower cholesterol too.

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SherlocksDeerstalker · 30/06/2020 21:03

There is nothing healthy in what you are suggesting. It is just swapping one unhealthy way of living for another. If you do this, you will lose weight. And you will then put it all back on, and likely more in too. Save yourself the effort and just skip it.

Instead, decide to make some small, sustainable changes to how you currently eat. Have 3/4 biscuits with your cuppa? Change to one. Take two sugars? Try to cut them out. Eating larger portions? Try to cut it down a little. Less carbs, more veg. It might not be fast, but it will be healthy AND sustainable.

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37KAT · 30/06/2020 21:13

Cereal has little nutritional value.
Think of another way OP.
I've stacked on the weight WFH since lockdown.
Decided enough is enough this week and started slimming world..
I've cooked a few of their recipes this week and can immediately see that our vegetable intake has increased.. at the moment I'm focused on eating more healthy and less hoping my appetite decreases Confused

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Goodebe · 30/06/2020 21:18

I need something to kickstart a stone loss so am going to try this starting tomorrow! My biggest issue is eating the kids left overs and a load of chocolate, sweets and biscuits to get through the after tea to bedtime hours...

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Laurenxoxo · 30/06/2020 21:27

@Goodebe

I need something to kickstart a stone loss so am going to try this starting tomorrow! My biggest issue is eating the kids left overs and a load of chocolate, sweets and biscuits to get through the after tea to bedtime hours...

Yeah I never really use to be a big chocolate or sweet eater but the past year I have been bad for it, since meeting my partner I have put on 3 stone and that was a year and a half ago, but I did also just give birth 8 week ago but still not an excuse. I'm just so fed up of my weight now and hate looking in the mirror.
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newphoneswhodis · 30/06/2020 21:30

Bit you can only have a 30g serving. Weigh it out and it's nothing. You'll be starving. I give you two days max.

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Shedtheload · 30/06/2020 21:41

You’ll be so hungry on that. Cereals are basically just empty calories with little nutrition. They will spike your blood sugar as they’re all carbs and you’ll be tempted to binge. Try higher protein and cut out all junk food snacks

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bluefoxmug · 01/07/2020 06:03

have a look at fast 800
or intermittend fasting.
if you are breastfeeding you need to be careful about reducing your calories too much.

it's great that you want to lose weight. good luck!

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NerrSnerr · 01/07/2020 07:23

I remember doing the Special K diet a few years back and it didn't work for me. I was always too hungry all the time. I couldn't stick to it more than a couple of days.

What works for me is calorie counting. I use My Fitness Pal and track all my food and keep under my calorie goal. You can also add exercise etc.

I think it's finding what works for you. Some people do well with fasting, others low carb but they don't suit me.

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