Fiber One Original Cereal Review and Giveaway



This has got to be the worst time ever for anyone watching their weight or trying to eat healthy. By now everyone knows that the average Thanksgiving meal can set an adult back 3,500 calories. That information alone should be enough for people to set their willpower on high and stop themselves from stuffing themselves like Thanksgiving turkeys, but the truth is, when you're faced with the rich smells of Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie, it's all too easy to give in and tell yourself it's just once a year. And then that "once a year" escalates from pigging out at one meal into pigging out for the whole season.

I read an article today containing 6 tips to curb your Thanksgiving calorie intake, which I'm going to keep in mind this coming Thursday. The first tip really stands out for me, because it has to do with curbing your appetite. The important thing is not to starve yourself before the Big Turkey Dinner -- instead, eat a healthy (not huge) breakfast and lunch, because you are more likely to overindulge if you're famished. I think it's a great tip that applies to any dinner, any day.


One of the best things you can eat to fill you up is fiber, so when Fiber One and My Blog Spark recently contacted me to see if I'd be interested in trying out Fiber One Original Cereal

Here's some information from General Mills about Fiber One Original Cereal
Fiber helps satisfy your hunger so it’s easier to eat less and lose weight without feeling as hungry.

* One serving of Fiber One Original cereal provides more than half (57%) of the Daily Value of fiber.
* Fiber One Original cereal is a tasty way to start your morning on the right track with 0 grams of sugar, 14 grams of fiber, 60 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.

For more information or additional tips, please visit http://www.fiberone.com/.


Fiber One's slogan is "Cardboard No. Delicious Yes.", and I'm happy to report that the cereal does NOT taste like cardboard. In fact, I was quite surprised to detect a hint of sweetness! Given that it has zero grams of sugar, I have no idea where that comes from. Don't get me wrong, this is not sugar-coated cornflakes -- I wouldn't recommend eating it all by itself. My suggestion would be to have it with fruit, or sprinkle it over your favorite cereal to boost your fiber intake and lower your sugar intake. My favorite way of eating has been to pour a bit of Greek yogurt and honey -- the cereal gives my breakfast a pleasant nutty crunch. I wish they didn't make the cereal look like little hamster food pellets, but I'm willing to overlook it to get that whopping 40 grams of fiber. It's a great way to keep you satisfied throughout your morning.

I think you can guess what cereal I'm eating on Thanksgiving morning -- and the morning after!


Get a Free Box of Fiber One Cereal

The first 15 Bonggamom Finds readers who sign up at the "Help Take the Hunger out of Dieting" mini microsite will receive a free box of cereal! This microsite also houses information on Fiber One cereal products, coupons and tips.



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Win a Fiber One Prize Pack
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a “Help Take the Hunger out of Dieting” prize pack courtesy of Fiber One and My Blog Spark. This pack includes:

* a box of Fiber One Original cereal
* a cereal-on-the-go container
* a food scale
* a water bottle
* a notepad for tracking what you eat.

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The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on December 5 , 2010; I will draw a winner at random on December 6 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received sample product, prize pack, information and the additional prize pack to give away from General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. Product information is provided by the General Mills and MyBlogSpark and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.







Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. I received a product sample, but was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Ashley on November 20, 2010 at 12:12 PM said...

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Nicole-Lynn on November 20, 2010 at 12:33 PM said...

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I watch my portions.

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Christine said...

I've tried many diets, but it is really about portion control and making small changes at a time. If I try portion control and exercise at the same time right off the bat, I get frustrated and quit.
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Doreen on November 28, 2010 at 1:34 PM said...

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Bonggamom on December 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #45, pmj!

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