How many calories in a bowl of cereal
Only have one serving of cereal
We can also recall learning how to search the ingredients list and keep track of the sugar grams on a cereal box. We were immediately met with the harsh reality that pouring milk over a bowl of marshmallows was not a safe option.
Scanning the nutrition label of our former favorite Honey Nut Cheerios and finding that it contained 9 grams of sugar in just a 3/4 cup serving size was a dagger to the heart for cereal aficionados like us.
We’re looking at cereal calories in some of the most common options to help spread the word — and to educate yourself on your breakfast cup. You’ll find some noticeable criminals (Lucky Charms, for example) as well as a few that might surprise you.
We don’t like being the bearers of bad news (we’re really very happy people). As a consequence, we find it difficult to print this list. When it comes to cereal, on the other hand, we don’t mess around. We believe it is our responsibility to remind you of the exact number of cereal calories you are eating in your morning cup.
Sorry to break it to you, but at the end of this rainbow is just a pot of calories. The 110 calories per cup of cereal in General Mills’ Lucky Charms seem to be relatively harmless at first glance. However, when you look at the nutrition facts, you’ll see that this bowl leaves a lot to be desired. This box isn’t as magically nutritious as it is tasty, with 22 grams of carbs and 10 grams of sugar.
Correct serving size for breakfast cereal
We polled our members and website visitors about their cereal tastes, and the data below shows how many calories and teaspoons of sugar are in a number of popular breakfast cereals.
Kellogs is the sixth most popular cereal among visitors to our website and the fifteenth most popular among our members. Bran flakes have the fewest calories per 100g, the second highest fiber content, and, oddly, the second most sugar.
Each 100g serving contains the second highest amount of calories, the third highest amount of carbs – plus the most sugar – among visitors and the 21st most popular cereal among our members.
When you add in the fact that crunchy nut cornflakes have the third lowest fiber content, it’s easy to see why they’re so common.
People who keep a food diary are more effective at losing weight, according to studies. However, not everyone wants to use an online diary; for some of us, it’s just easier to scribble things down. Here’s a fast and inexpensive way to do it.
Giant bowl of cereal challenge (11,560 calories)
In a perfect world, we’d wake up to toast topped with avocado and an oozing poached egg, or a warm bowl of porridge topped with berries and fruit. Both are filling and balanced choices.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the time or money to do so, so we’re stuck with cereal. A cereal diet consists of consuming a bowl of cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The one ‘normal’ meal of the day must also be tasty. It should be high in protein and vegetables while being low in carbohydrates, sugar, and salt.
A bowl of cereal, although not glamorous, can be a practical and inexpensive meal choice. Despite their reputation as a “health food,” not all cereals are beneficial to weight loss. One of the advantages of the cereal diet is that you don’t have to worry about calorie counting, but portion control is still crucial. And, realistically, the bulk of the weight loss is due to the calorie restriction.
If you want to start a cereal diet, we’ve compiled a list of popular cereals that are under 250 calories per serving. This means you drink 200 mL of semi-skimmed milk with your cereal. You’d be shocked how many cereals have less than 250 calories!
What a 50g serving of cereal actually looks like
Often check the serving size while scanning the Nutrition Facts label for calories. A serving of cereal could range from 14 cup to 114 cup. This is because lighter cereals have a 1 oz. (30-gram) serving size, while heavier cereals have a 2 oz. (30-gram) serving size (55 grams).
Most lighter cereals have between 100 and 150 calories per cup (think Cheerios or corn flakes) (Honey Nut Cheerios or Special K Protein). Most heavier cereals (such as raisin bran or shredded wheat) have a calorie count of about 200.
To make matters worse, some granola brands, such as Bear Naked and Nature’s Path Organic, cheat by using a 1 oz. (1/4 cup) serving of resealable bag granolas. Their justification: a snack serving is 1 oz. It’s so easy.