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Postby CrimsonThunder » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:51 am

Does anyone have Weet-Bix for breakfast here? How many do you do? Is it wise to have more than 4 or 5?
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:05 am

i feed my daughter 1-2 weetbix a morning with puree fruit and she loves it! i was always told 2 weetbix is the best serve but i guess its up to you. my brothe rin law is a officer in the army and he brought a dogs bowl from the shops and has 12 weetbix for breakfast! no joke- the reason for the dogs bowl is because it fits more in than the standard bowl. but he is physically active all day long.
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Postby Ally » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:31 am

yeah that is the key Kate.....the difference being how active you are!!

Tom as a quick guide for you....2 weet-bix = 1 carbohydrate serving. (so it is the equivalent to 1 piece of bread or 1/2 cup cooked pasta/rice)
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Postby SarahC » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:51 am

I used to have two weet bix and two bits of toast for breakfast every day. But I was starving a couple of hours later (sometimes I would eat my lunch at 9am!). Needless to say I don't eat them anymore. I find them to be like little puffs of wind :lol: I would imagine that you would need to eat quite a few to get filled up...
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:02 pm

LOL @ sarah- puffs of wind hahahaha
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Postby tiffanyp » Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:05 pm

Hiya Tom,
I eat two weektbix most workday mornings and I only put a tinsy bit of skinny milk with them ('cause I hate it when they go soggy!) And, confession! I also put a little insy bitsy sprinkle of sugar on top otherwise I cant eat them!!! :oops:
Since I dont eat any other bread during the day and only fruit for lunch it all seems to be working!!! :lol:

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Postby Sassygirl » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:42 pm

I love wheat-bix with icy cold milk on them most mornings - dare I say it with a little sugar on top. I usually do 2 but if I am peckish I will do 3. I absolutely love them in winter with hot water, milk and, dare I say it again, sugar!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:58 pm

i love my weetbix with hot water a dash of milk and a sprinkle of sugar too. i also like corn flakes with icy cold milk and a sprinkle of sugar (naughty naughty)
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:22 pm

I usually have em just with hot water, but I have to have at least a bit of toast with them otherwise I'm hungry an hour later! Weetbix actually aren't Low-GI!!! I think they're medium.. Lately I've been having them with stewed plums since our tree has gone mental.

But I usually have 2 :D
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Postby Jisgone » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:14 pm

I always have 2 weetbix with skinny milk and a sprinkle of sugar, i dont think youde want to eat too many at a time! remember how important portion sizes are in weight loss!
try having 2 in the morning, then a few hours later if your hungry again have 2 more, having 2 small meals will keep your metabolism more steady than 1 large one :)
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Postby KimE » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:07 pm

Hi Tom

One serving is 2 weetbix. I have 3. This is because I keep my breaky around 400 cals and this plus the 1 1/2 cups of skinny milk and LSA gets up around there. If I have 2 then I would normally add a piece of toast to the menu.

As to how many you should have it depends on your goals and how hungry you feel, how much energy you need.
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Postby CrimsonThunder » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:20 pm

Jewles wrote:I always have 2 weetbix with skinny milk and a sprinkle of sugar, i dont think youde want to eat too many at a time! remember how important portion sizes are in weight loss!
try having 2 in the morning, then a few hours later if your hungry again have 2 more, having 2 small meals will keep your metabolism more steady than 1 large one :)


Wow great tip man!

I have heaps of weet-bix. 2 would never fill me up! I have about 6-8 usually. I dont have sugar though, for you people that do, have a natural sugar, honey.
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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:51 pm

I have heaps of weet-bix. 2 would never fill me up! I have about 6-8 usually. I dont have sugar though, for you people that do, have a natural sugar, honey.[/quote]

Honey has more kjs than sugar. For instance 1 level tbsp of honey you are looking at 300kjs and for 1 level tbsp sugar you are looking at 220kjs.
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Postby Jisgone » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:49 pm

im not a huge fan of honey, ive been having 2 weetbix with a bit of sugar for breafast for many years! i must admit about 2 hours later im hungry again so im thinking of getting some protein bars for those mid morning snacks
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Postby Chelle » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:17 pm

I tried weet-bix the first time in 5 years the other week I had 2 with skim milk with a little bit of sugar. I think 4 - 5 is probly a bit to much maby if it is not filling you up enough maby add some fruit to it.
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