Doubt about cereals

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Dalia negra
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Doubt about cereals

Post by Dalia negra » Sun May 06, 2018 8:54 am

Hello girls!

I have a doubt. I usually eat salty things. Toast with avocado, with turkey, with cheese ... but I bought peanut butter and I want to take a little in a bowl with cereals. I have some at home that have 21 grams of sugar per 100 grams. Do you think that is a lot? Better leave them for the S days ?. In that case, I could buy oatmeal without sugar, it would not be a problem.
Peanut butter and nuts would be allowed in days Not S, right?

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Post by Tombo » Sun May 06, 2018 4:47 pm

I've had two regular peanut butters recently that have had around 7g of sugar per 100g so I'm surprised that one is higher. I guess each brand is different, they do lower sugar varieties though and some with no added sugar.

I am new to No S and only started last week so I can't really advise as I am new to this too.

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Post by Dalia negra » Sun May 06, 2018 5:47 pm

Hello Tombo! I think I have not expressed myself well, I was referring to that I feared some cereals at home that have 21 grams. of sugar for 100 grs. I wanted to eat them in a bowl (cereals) with peanut butter, hence the confusion. I do not speak English and I use the translator, so sometimes I write some things wrong :oops:

Thanks for your answer :)

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Post by leafy_greens » Sun May 06, 2018 5:53 pm

NO S guidelines are to curb eating sweets, not sugar. You do not have to check sugar content of every food. Just ask "is it a dessert or not?" If yes, don't eat it. If not, eat it. Peanut butter is not a dessert, therefore ok at all meals.
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Post by Dalia negra » Mon May 07, 2018 5:04 am

I'll have breakfast cereal then! :wink:

Thank you leafy_greens!! :)

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Post by Elizabeth 7 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:11 pm

I eat cereal... any cereal for breakfast. (Though truth be told I rarely ever eat cereal anymore - it's usually a granola bar or yogurt on N days for me.) I personally follow "no desserts" (and no sugary drinks) rather than "no sweets" for N days, in part for easier "black and white" clarity on the sweets issue. For more literal No Sers, however, I believe that any "healthy" breakfast cereal would be fine.
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Post by Dalia negra » Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 am

Thanks for your opinion, Elizabeth7.

I do not think I'm going to eat them every day (I love salty breakfasts), but it's good to know that one day I can have it.

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Post by niccofive » Wed May 09, 2018 2:45 pm

I've wondered about that too, Dalia, with the cereal. I am electing to have grown up cereals (lol) like Raisin Bran if I have a cereal. That to me seems reasonable.
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Post by oolala53 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:37 am

There are about 14 grams of sugar in a medium apple; another half an apple would bring it to 21. That doesn't seem like an excessive amount of apple to eat at a time, so the cereal is fine, too. If you find it satisfying and eating it doesn't lead you to want more and more, eat and enjoy. If not, adjust. No shame! It's okay to discover along the way what foods at meals hit the right pleasure/nourishment balance. Sweetened cereal may fit the bill now and it may not later. Being in a hurry won't likely help you figure it out.
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Post by ladybird30 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:49 am

oolala53 wrote: If you find it satisfying and eating it doesn't lead you to want more and more, eat and enjoy.
I second what Oolala said. On N days I try (don't always succeed) to eat foods that don't make me want to eat more of them than a moderate amount.
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Post by Dalia negra » Thu May 10, 2018 5:03 am

Thanks for your words, girls. I'll eat the cereal (I'll make an overnight oats but without oatmeal :lol: )

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