Cereal is the main reason I get out of bed. For years, I’ve never understood why it isn’t considered a meal by itself. I willingly choose to eat cereal most days. That’s a controversial thing to say with insulin dependency. I’d like to outline the methods for making cereal happen in my life. But first, let’s examine the reasons behind cereal’s placement on the diabetic’s “No, I can’t eat that” list.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a report in May displaying the skeleton’s in the cereal closet. For example, 12 of the cereals analyzed contained over 50% sugar by weight. A majority of these are actively marketed towards children. Here’s that list: (more…)