Special K Challenge and Dieting I must say I was nearly seduced by those adverts. You know the ones, a woman dressed in red, looking good. And it tastes gooood. Surely this is the answer to all my diet prayers!
Special K is not a diet food.
I suppose the clues are there. Its tastes good, its sweet, its popular. But still those adverts keep saying how great special K is.
I mean - its a processed carbohydrate. Its low in fibre. Its packed with sugar.
But surely the adverts must be true! It must at least be better that simple, dull Corn Flakes.
Then I looked at the calorie content.
A 45g bowl of Special K with a "splash" of milk is 166 calories. What's that equivalent to? Erm, Corn Flakes - which are - wait for it - 167 calories for a 45g bowl. 1 calorie more!
And its not just Corn Flakes that are the same as Special K. Rice Crispies - 171 calories. Crunch Nut 176. Quakers Porridge Oats - 166. What's going on?
So if I avoid cereals, what else should I have? Surely not Bacon and Eggs.
How about two delicious poached eggs - just 148 calories - are rammed with protein. Want some bacon - one slice will set you back just 76 calories. Or a Banana - just 95 calories.
Or maybe just a packet of crisps. Walkers Quavers come in at just 87 calories!
I will concede that there a plenty of breakfasts with more calories than Special K. A Full English cooked breakfast springs to mind. But, beware before thinking that Special K is the best way to lose those holiday pounds.