Amount of carbs in cereal

Discussion in 'Diet, Nutrition and Supplements' started by Visionquester, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Visionquester

    Visionquester Active Member

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    I went to the grocery store today. I wanted to reintegrate cereal into my life..........however I couldn't.

    I couldn't figure out the nutrition information on the box. It says something like: total carbs 38 g
    Then a few lines below it says something like:
    other carbs 17

    What other carbs? Do you add the two numbers together? Do they mean if you accidently eat the cardboard package? What????

    I gave myself permission to eat cereal and I couldn't even do it. :confused: Must have spent a good 30 minutes reading the back of all the boxes then just moved on.

    ~C.
     
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  2. cejk

    cejk Senior Member

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    what kind of cereal was it?
     
  3. Visionquester

    Visionquester Active Member

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    All different kinds

    That was an example. I looked on the back of most of them. ie. Total, Wheaties, Chex, etc.
    ~C.
     
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  4. Neely

    Neely lolz

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    Go with the 'total carb' amount. Everything under it is just a breakdown, and there's a lot of marketing lately gearing towards the "low impact carbs!!" kind of junk. So they try to make it LOOK like there isn't as much as the total says.
     
  5. smuggie

    smuggie Maureen aka Mo

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    What Neely said. Enjoy the cereal. :D
     
  6. Visionquester

    Visionquester Active Member

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    Thanks

    I almost forgot about the carbs in the milk.
    Yikes!!
    ~C.
     
  7. BSNJunkie

    BSNJunkie Bleeds Purple

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    Try hood carb countdown. 3g carbs.
     
  8. Neely

    Neely lolz

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    Lately for my pwo meal I've been using my protein shake as the 'milk' for my cereal. :yum:
     
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  9. Visionquester

    Visionquester Active Member

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    You are a friggin' genius!!!
    ~C.
     
  10. Visionquester

    Visionquester Active Member

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    Thanks, I'll have to see if I can find it.
    ~C.
     
  11. accismus

    accismus Active Member

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    Unsweetened almond milk has 3g carbs too. I buy Almond Breeze. It stays good a lot longer than milk, like weeks longer.
     
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  12. ritzgal

    ritzgal Well-Known Member

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    I've had this before. It's not bad at all.
     
  13. ritzgal

    ritzgal Well-Known Member

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    You mean you mix the shake and put the cereal in it, or you just drink/eat them together?
     
  14. Neely

    Neely lolz

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    I mix the shake with some really cold water, pour it into a bowl, put the bowl on the scale, drop in set amount of cereal. grab spoon, and eat :lol: Then I drink what's leftover.

    Lately it's been cafe mocha pp with frosted mini wheats :yum:
     
  15. Amy

    Amy Just say no to CANDY!!!

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    :drool:
     
  16. JGWright

    JGWright Senior Member

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    It's a breakdown. Other usually means non-sugars and non-fiber.

    It'll be like 38g total carbs, 18g sugar, 17g other carbs, 3g fiber.
     
  17. Visionquester

    Visionquester Active Member

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    Just took my Unsweetened Almond Breeze for a test drive today!!! Thanks so much! Since I was at the Health Food Store I also bought Ezekial Sprouted Grain Tortillas & Ezekial Almond Cereal. MMMMmmmmmmI
     
  18. Mols

    Mols My BFF

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    those 2 are my favoriteee
     
  19. kelster

    kelster ...

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    i :love: this combo!! i do the same exact thing!!! oh, except i add in some instand flavored coffee to it as well :hehe:
     

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