Losing Weight With Frosted Flakes

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Low-fat and low-calorie cereals may help you lose weight. (Image: raul taborda/iStock/Getty Images)

Cereal is a healthy part of a diet plan that may assist weight loss. The healthiest options are made from whole-grains and are low in fat and sugar. Although Frosted Flakes are higher in sugar than other cereals and often not considered a diet food, they can be part of a healthy weight-loss plan. Cereals that are low in calories and fat content such as Frosted Flakes may help you lose weight. The addition of non-fat milk and healthy toppings such as fresh fruits provide bulk to flaky cereals, which helps fill you up. Increased satiety levels decreases hunger cravings that often have you reaching for quick-energy high-sugar and fatty foods that are high in calories. Include Frosted Flakes cereal into your weight-loss plan as part of a healthy diet and exercise program.

How To Lose Weight with Frosted Flakes Cereal

Step 1

Eat the suggested serving size to stay within your daily calorie allotment. One 3/4 cup serving of Frosted Flakes cereal has 110 calories, 0g of fat, 11g of sugar, 1g of fiber and 1g of protein. Foods that are low in fat and calories will help you lose weight as long as your overall daily calorie intake isn't higher than what you burn.

Step 2

Add skim milk to your cereal as a source of protein that will help fill you up. Protein helps stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing you from over-eating, which may lead to weight gain. Combining carbs with protein is recommended to prevent cravings and provide a steady source of energy to the body.

Step 3

Add fresh fruit to your cereal and milk. Chop up a banana, add half-cup of blueberries or a handful of raisins to your cereal to provide a filling factor as well as essential vitamins and minerals. Fruit is low-calorie, fat-free and a source of antioxidants that may help prevent cancers and heart disease.

Step 4

Add chopped nuts to your cereal bowl. Nuts are a source of healthy fats that are satisfying and prevent sugar cravings. Healthy fats help the body absorb vitamins, maintain hormonal balance, and promote skin health among other functions. Stick to serving sizes to avoid excess calories and fat. Healthy options include an ounce of slivered almonds, pecans, a tablespoon of peanut butter or sunflower seed butter.

Step 5

Eat Frosted Flakes as a small part of a healthy diet plan. A well-balanced diet should focus on fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats. Include produce with every meal along with lean protein, such as fish, turkey or lean beef, steamed and roasted green, leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes and salads. Non-animal protein sources include beans, nuts, lentils, tofu and tempeh. Alternate cereals and foods throughout your diet plan to ensure variety as well as the inclusion of all essential nutrients needed for good health.

Warning

Consult a health professional before initiating any dietary changes that could affect your health.

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