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Do Multigrain Cheerios Help You Lose Weight?

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author image Heather Topham Wood
Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.
Do Multigrain Cheerios Help You Lose Weight?
Eating more whole grains can help you lose more weight. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Multigrain Cheerios is a low-calorie and low-fat cereal made from five types of whole grains including corn, barley, oats, wheat and rice. To keep the cereal tasty, it is lightly sweetened with sugar and brown sugar syrup. Multigrain Cheerios can be part of a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Size

If you want to lose weight with Multigrain Cheerios, you need to measure out your servings. Each serving of the cereal is one cup. Pouring bowl after bowl of cereal can rack up unwanted calories. Each one-cup serving of Multigrain Cheerios contains 110 calories, 1 g of fat, 23 g of total carbohydrates and 6 g of sugar. Adding ½ cup of skim milk to each serving increases your calorie intake to 150 calories.

Features

Start your day out with a bowl of the cereal, skim milk and a piece of fruit. The fiber in the cereal can help keep you full throughout the day. A serving of the Multigrain Cheerios can be used as a snack between meals to curb hunger. The other meals on your weight loss plan should be low in calories and fat and include plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean sources of protein.

Expert Insight

Incorporating more whole grains into your diet can help you achieve weight loss. According to a 2008 study found in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” Pennsylvania State University researchers determined that participants who consume more whole grains than refined grains lost significantly more body weight. The majority of the fat lost during the 12-week study was located in the abdominal region.

Considerations

Multigrain Cheerios has partnered with the weight loss television show “The Biggest Loser” to help individuals lose weight at home. After buying a box of the cereal, you are prompted to add in a special code online to receive workout recommendations and a seven-day meal plan. The meals are low in calories and fat to help you meet your weight loss goals.

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