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I get how much cereal?

Like many of you, I don't have the easiest time losing weight. My wife and I have been watching our diet for a while now, and I just can't seem to get over the hump.

The other day, when she told me she told me she had a breakthrough on what my issue might be, I was both glad to hear it and quite fearful at the same time.

"We're eating too much cereal," she said.

I was shocked. Wait, my half bowl of low-calorie Chocolatey Delight with 1 percent milk is keeping me from shedding pounds? If this is adulthood, I don't want to be an adult.

She showed me the label that estimated 120 calories per serving, with the serving listed at a paltry three quarters of a cup. I measured it out and couldn't believe what I was seeing (see for yourself above). I had to have been eating at least three servings per breakfast! Add skim milk, said the label, and you're at 160 calories.

So by my calculations, with 1 percent milk factored in instead of the skim, I was easily putting down about 500 calories per breakfast, without even counting the iced coffee my wife so kindly makes me (and sometimes a second), any fruit that I might put on the cereal, or any small second helping I might have on occasion.

At least now I have my answer. Egg white omelette, here I come.


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