According to Post, half of the people in the study lost at least 10 pounds in 12 weeks by (1) replacing two meals a day with two bowls of Post Healthy Classics cereal, (2) cutting an average of 600 calories a day out of their diet, and (3) exercising for up to 45 minutes a day, five days a week. Well, duh.
While the company wouldn't say, we assume that the study didn't compare the cereal eaters to a control group--dieters told to exercise and cut calories but not to substitute Healthy Classics for other foods. So it's not clear how much (if any) credit the cereals deserve.
Bottom line: any healthy whole-grain cereal (shredded wheat, for example) could help you feel full while you cut calories, but none are magic bullets.
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|Title Annotation:||BRAND--NAME RATING; losing weight by exercising and reducing calories|
|Publication:||Nutrition Action Healthletter|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2006|
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