Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ask The Hoff: High Fiber Cereal


In a past post you mentioned getting something like getting 300 grams of fiber per day!?!?  What are you eating for breakfast to even begin to hit that?

Hungry in the Morning

Hey Hungry in the Morning!

I think the post you're referring to is, Weight Loss: Staying Motivated, where I mentioned striving for 35 - 50 grams of fiber a day.  I don't even want to guess what would happen to a person if they got 300 (ouch)!

And you're on the right track - in order to hit these numbers, each meal has to be fiberlicious and that means starting with the first meal of the day.  So, I look for cereals that have the most fiber content per cup, with the least amount of unpronounceable ingredients. 

I have scoured the cereal isle for awhile and my go to cereals are Uncle Sam Original & Special K Red Berries.

Both Uncle Sam and Red Berries have minimal ingredients, no oil, no artificial sweeteners and no artificial coloring.

Uncle Sam has 13 grams of fiber per cup, while Red Berries has 3 grams of fiber per cup.

So now you're asking yourself, why would I bother with the Red Berries with such a low fiber content?  Well, Uncle Sam consists of: whole wheat kernels, whole flax seed, salt and barely malt - that's it.  Not exactly a cereal that screams yummy, yummy - but you can eat it straight up without a problem.

I on the other hand, prefer to combine it with the Red Berries for a little flavor boost.  I'm still getting the mega boost of fiber in the morning, with a little flair. I also add 3 cereal spoonfuls of wild blueberries & one spoonful of ground flax seed for another fiber & flavor punch.

The Hoff

P.S. Don't forget the tried and true whole cut/steel cut oatmeal that packs in 8 grams of fiber per cup - sprinkle with ground flax seed for a little more fiber!

Gotta question for The Healthy Hoff?  Hit me up at TheHoff@healthyhoff.com


  1. I can't believe you eat Uncle Sam... I love the stuff! And it's about the least expensive cereal I've ever seen! I put a very little bit of honey on it. Maybe sprinkle in some nuts if I have them. YUMMY!!!! I guess I'm just weird. ;)

  2. Sometimes the "least expensive" is the best. Love that! I eat Kashi Go Lean (ignore the Go Lean part. It's only that because it has 8g of fiber per serving. Bindst to the food you eat for the rest of the day, moving a lot out in bulk. It's the "secret" behind Weight Watcher's point system: the lower the points, the higher the fiber.) Regardless, every part of our body is better off for consuming fiber.