In our busy life, with almost no time for exercise, losing weight can actually turn out to be a challenge. We are always on the lookout for new diet plans, something a little healthier, and something that can keep the flab away from us easily. Though there is no particular “corn flake diet for weight loss” as such, the ready-to-eat cereal comes in handy as an easier meal option for men and women struggling to lose weight. The ready-to-eat cereal is indeed a diet friendly supplement for our daily meals and has ample of health benefits. Many people I know have derived unparalleled benefits by turning to corn flakes for weight loss.
Corn flakes benefit in weight loss as they are relatively lower in calories. 1 cup of servings will have somewhere around 100 calories, 1 gram of fiber, 12 gram of carbs and 2 gram of protein. These fortified food variation are also a good source of vital vitamin, including Vitamin B Complex and minerals required by our body. The best part about a bowl full of cornflakes is its unbelievably lower sugar content. Each serving would only have 3 grams of sugar that adds up to form one tea spoon of sugar per serving.
Now the key to lose weight is to take in lesser calorie thereby creating a calorie deficit in your body. Switching a couple of meals with a bowl of cornflakes will certainly help you in creating this much needed calorie deficit. For instance, if you have a love for bagel and you cherish that love with 2 teaspoons of cream cheese every day, switching it over with a cup of cornflakes with non-fat milk would cut your calorie intake by 250 every morning making losing ½ pound in a week a cakewalk.
Journal of the American College of Nutrition had published a study in 2002 about the consumption of cornflakes for weight loss. The study showed that the meal replacement with this weight loss cereal, skimmed milk and fruits had a positive impact on about 600 people who ended up losing 40 pounds over a period of 2 weeks.
If you too are impressed by the study and its outcome and would want to be a part of the trend, we would say go for it. However, there are a couple of things, we would suggest, you be mindful of your corn flakes ingredients when you make a bowl for yourself.
We all love to munch on some delicious toppings. I love my bowl of cornflakes with loads of tutti-frutti and choco-chips. At times I add a handful of cashews and almonds. But here we realize that we are consuming corn flakes for weight loss and adding these toppings would leave the entire purpose diluted. Try to use diced apples, bananas, strawberries and fruits of your choice instead of unhealthy topping options. With just 3 to 4 pieces of almond or cashew, those who have a fondness of dry fruits can pour a bunch of raisins and make an equally delicious bowl of cornflakes.
Most of the cornflakes that we get in the supermarket are sweetened. A whole lot of them come smeared with chocolates and then there are the flavored ones. To make sure you are doing it right, just stop with those yummy ones and pick for yourself a non-flavored basic pack of flakes. Even better if you could get yourself a sugar free pack.
Also, say good bye to the milk you have been adding to your tea and coffee. That wouldn’t work if you are serious about losing weight through this cornflakes diet. Always add a generous cup of fat free milk or skimmed milk to your bowl of cereal. You don’t want to cut out on your everyday meal to get rid of excess calorie and gain all that through your cereal.
To maintain a balanced diet, have your jar of sugar replaced with a jar of honey. You will love this one because honey is delicious than sugar any day of the year. Also, it blends with milk like magic and makes your breakfast a heavenly experience. You can also mix honey with cornflakes and eat them without the milk. I say you must give it a shot and you will fall in love with it in a heartbeat.
Taking cornflakes for breakfast and dinner for at least two months in a row will certainly bring a healthy change in your personality leaving you successful in your struggle for weight loss. However, don’t miss out on filling your lunch and snack time with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and some low-fat dairy to keep up with the overall nutrients needs of your body.
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