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One eye pimp
03-30-2003, 03:05 PM
Anyone know the best cereal to eat for bulking? I want one that has at least 45 g of carbs per serving but no sugar. Right now I'm using Kellog's Raisin Bran (I dont like the 19 g of sugar per serving).

ManofSteel
03-30-2003, 03:18 PM
Try a ceral without raisins in it

jonathan reeves
03-30-2003, 03:22 PM
Oatmeal and most post cereals:) shredded wheat has 47 grams of carbs and 1 gram sugar

jambo
03-30-2003, 04:06 PM
What about Weetabix? Stuff tastes much better than oatmeal when u put a but of sugar in it, and it is low GI. Anyone?

jonathan reeves
03-30-2003, 04:21 PM
kinda defeats the purpose if you put sugar in it..i have never heard of it.

One eye pimp
03-30-2003, 04:32 PM
Next time I go grocery shopping I'll pick up the Post shredded wheat, it sounds good. Thanks a lot for the replies.

wildman536
03-30-2003, 04:46 PM
O A T M E A L ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

M.Doyle
03-30-2003, 05:51 PM
Why dont you just eat more of what you like?

In my experience, I have found shredded wheat to contain the most calories for the size, because of how compact stuff like mini wheats and weetabix are.

When bulking, I have two cereals I absolutly love. And they are big, like 3 cups of each hehe.

1. Frosted Mini Wheats. The sugar isn't bad especially because I hardly consume any simple sugar throughout the day, and it tastes amazing. I bowls that include 90g of carbs and 30grams of protein (including milk)

2. A combination of corn flakes and loose oatmeal. This is a powerful combo with no sugar and alot more protein. And it tastes fantastic..much better than porridge every morning :)


Keep in mind, these are only good for bulking..they easily get up to 700 calories....which may be WAY too much for breakfast when cutting.

bachovas
03-30-2003, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by M.Doyle
2. A combination of corn flakes and loose oatmeal. This is a powerful combo with no sugar and alot more protein.

Where's the complete protein?

M.Doyle
03-30-2003, 06:00 PM
In the milk....

Whats wrong with it?

ABC_BOXER
03-31-2003, 12:31 AM
cheerios

Tmoney
03-31-2003, 05:25 AM
Originally posted by wildman536
O A T M E A L ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


bizzump on the oatmeal. although i do cheat w/ wheaties (no sugar) sometimes.

jonathan reeves
03-31-2003, 05:59 AM
cheerios are bad bro.

jonathan reeves
03-31-2003, 06:15 AM
http://www.calorieking.com/foods/search.php?keywords=cereal&showresults=yes&showresults.x=8&showresults.y=15

ManOfSteel2003
03-31-2003, 10:44 AM
Yeah, gotta keep in mind the glycemic index, some of these cereals might not have much sugar listed on them, but that doesn't mean they are a good cereal for sustained energy. Oatmeal is great.

ABC_BOXER
03-31-2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by jonathan reeves
cheerios are bad bro.


No they are not........

jonathan reeves
03-31-2003, 12:38 PM
let me rephrase there are a lot better picks out there with lower GI ratios as far as cereal is concerned.

wildman536
03-31-2003, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by ABC_BOXER
No they are not........ just make sure you get the Protien in.

ABC_BOXER
03-31-2003, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by wildman536
just make sure you get the Protien in.

4 eggs and egg shake does the trick

Koreaga
04-01-2003, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by jonathan reeves
cheerios are bad bro.

Would you please explain to me what cereals, besides bran-based ones, are better for you than Cheerios?

Plus, most cereals, combined with skim milk will have a lower GI rating because of the milk. It's my understanding that milk slows the digestion of other foods in combination with it.

Personally, I eat Cheerios, Fiber One, and Rice Krispies all day long with skim milk, and other than the water retention from all the carbs, I don't see much of a downside. Great ratios as far as bulking is concerned...

jonathan reeves
04-01-2003, 01:42 PM
Would you please explain to me what cereals, besides bran-based ones, are better for you than Cheerios?

This is like asking what is better than white bread? Sure Cheerios are not the worst cereal out there but they have a higher GI than white bread....no thanks

Plus, most cereals, combined with skim milk will have a lower GI rating because of the milk. It's my understanding that milk slows the digestion of other foods in combination with it.

i doubt this. milk may take longer to digest but there is not evidence yet of it playing a role in other foods absorbtion.

IMO i dont think its a good bulking food.

abergirl
06-08-2007, 02:57 AM
kashi go lean is on my top favorites list... low sugar, high fiber, high protein, whole grains.

as far as other low gi cereals here's a list: (best to worst)

All-Bran Low 42
Porridge, non instant Low 49
Special K Medium 54
Oat bran Medium 55
Muesli Medium 56
Mini Wheats (wholemeal) Medium 57
Shredded Wheat Medium 69
Golden Grahams High 71
Puffed wheat High 74
Cheerios High 74
Weetabix High 77
Rice Krispies High 82
Cornflakes High 83

The Solution
06-08-2007, 03:20 AM
last time i chcked kashi go lean had 6g of sugar per serving..

protein plus special k 10g of protein/5g of fiber.. 1 g of sugar.. tops that anyday and plus it tastes amazing :)

1quick1
06-08-2007, 03:28 AM
Steel cut oats.

The Solution
06-08-2007, 03:30 AM
the label for the protein plus is literally identical to oatmeal and the food label is practically the same.. dont see why so many bump on cereals.. just cause they are processed? whats the big deal.. nutrition is nutrition and whole grains are whole grains.. there really isnt that much of a difference

abergirl
06-08-2007, 03:36 AM
last time i chcked kashi go lean had 6g of sugar per serving..

protein plus special k 10g of protein/5g of fiber.. 1 g of sugar.. tops that anyday and plus it tastes amazing :)

100 calories, 3g fat, 14g carbs (5g fiber, 2g sugar), 10g protein for 3/4 a cup serving - Special K Protein Plus

if we're talking about 3/4 a cup then...

105 calories, 1g fat, 22.5g carbs (8g fiber, 5g sugar), 10g protein for Kashi Go Lean.

Personally I think when they're that close it has to come down to taste :)

(Still prefer Kashi Go Lean though Special K protein plus doesn't sound too bad. It's just that one time when I bought one of their meal replacement bars because it came free with something it had partially hydrogenated oils in it)

Oh and typically people prefer oatmeal (rolled or steel cut) because it has a lower GI than most cereals.

Skull Crusher Chris
06-08-2007, 03:37 AM
Steel cut oats.

Hell yeah steel cut oats, least processed the better IMO

The Solution
06-08-2007, 03:41 AM
pretty much identical a little fat for a lil sugar protein is about the same.. good stuff..

the special K will be a lil cheaper and lower in GI compared to kashi.. kashi is also a bit more expensive.. special k runs about 2.40 a box.. kashi is about 3.20 or so and is also organic so thats y its a lil bit mroe expensive

only reason i have a lot of cerael is from college.. ppl were throwing boxes at me before leaving because they dindt want to take it home.. sure i gathered up 15 boxes of bran flakes and special k protein plus along with 2 jugs of protein :) 10 free lbs of whey and 15 boxes of cereal is quite an investesment for free huh?

whitechococlate
06-08-2007, 07:05 AM
last time i chcked kashi go lean had 6g of sugar per serving..

protein plus special k 10g of protein/5g of fiber.. 1 g of sugar.. tops that anyday and plus it tastes amazing :)

dude ur paraniod... 6g of sugar is nothing. i mean when u eat apple u get like 3-4 times that amount of sugar...

Tussmann57
06-08-2007, 08:21 AM
Uncle sams,


13 g fiber

7 g protein

5 grams fat -flaxseed

50 g carbs

only 1 gram of sugar,


just put a little splenda and fruit on it and youre set!

jfla32033
06-08-2007, 08:35 AM
cheerios

amazing post workout bowl of cereal:

honey nut cheerios or rice krispies with 1 tbsp of honey

and instead of regular milk: banana flavored whey protein blended into 8 ounces skim milk

sprinkle cinnamon on top

InternetsUser
06-08-2007, 10:07 AM
kashi go lean is on my top favorites list... low sugar, high fiber, high protein, whole grains.

as far as other low gi cereals here's a list: (best to worst)

All-Bran Low 42
Porridge, non instant Low 49
Special K Medium 54
Oat bran Medium 55
Muesli Medium 56
Mini Wheats (wholemeal) Medium 57
Shredded Wheat Medium 69
Golden Grahams High 71
Puffed wheat High 74
Cheerios High 74
Weetabix High 77
Rice Krispies High 82
Cornflakes High 83


Hmm, Weetabix is high GI? Right under Rice Krispies? Wow.

vikings v2
06-08-2007, 11:21 AM
[QUOTE=abergirl;49638151]kashi go lean is on my top favorites list... low sugar, high fiber, high protein, whole grains.

kashi go lean is amazing

Dr. Horse
06-08-2007, 11:27 AM
cheerios are bad bro.

Yep, because the glycemic index of any one compenent of your meal is the most important determinant of the health of that meal.

Sockomalo
06-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Yep, because the glycemic index of any one compenent of your meal is the most important determinant of the health of that meal.

come on bro

enc_fit
06-08-2007, 01:26 PM
im a fan of trader joe's cereals... i usually get steel cut oats, uncle sam's, or if im bulking im a huuuggeee fan of their granolas. i usually get the sweet/nutty variety. Its pretty calorie dense and full of good stuff with like 6-9 grams of sugar

LordHalbert
06-08-2007, 02:02 PM
Steel cut oats.

That's what I have every morning.

I'm now throwing in nuts with it.

The Solution
06-08-2007, 06:36 PM
jfla are u telling me u take ur 8 oz of milk and scoop of whey and mix it in a blender and then take that whey shake u just made and pour it into ur cereal like its the milk?

doesnt ur cereal get soggy pretty fast? i dont know about u but i like the crunch in my cereal :) thats y i just keep it to the skim

still a big fan of allbran/ special k protein plus

kashi go lean good but a lil high on price :) bran flakes are 1.62 and special k is 2.50.. college kids are cheap what can i say :)