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Best Cereals (And Worst, Too)

Hi folks!  Sorry I've been away for a bit.  
I've subscribed to the "Eat This, Not That" e-mail updates, and just
recently received one that struck close to home.
It's a section of their site listing the "Best and Worst Cereals" to eat.
With a teenaged son and two pre-pubescent girls in the house, we go
through literally boxes of cereal a week.  My husband and I also eat
cereal pretty much every morning.  
While I wish the kids would eat All-Bran willingly (with enthusiasm), the
reality is that's NEVER going to happen.  So I usually seek to buy
them cereals that contain some fiber, and contain relatively few sugars,
artifical flavors and colors.
So, when this list came out, I rushed to see where our favorite cereals
Interestingly, the list goes from #24, which is the best cereal, to #1, which is the worst.  Kind of counter-intuitive, in my opinion.  
Our favorite Maple and Brown Sugar Mini-Wheats was #12, halfway on
the list. So we'll keep eating it.  As for the kids, I think Kix and Cheerios
are their best bets.
You may be surprised at some of the cereals normally touted as "healthy".
Their sugar content is not only un-healthy, but will cause you to gain
weight instead of lose weight.  
If you have any favorite cereals you've discovered that are (or aren't) on 
the list, write to me at cate AT and let me know.
(I've recently found "Mom's Best" natural cereals at Wal-Mart supercenters. My kids like the Toasted Cinnamon Squares. The cereals are inexpensive, and pretty healthy, to boot.)
Before I sign off, I just wanted to make note of a special product/service
that I recommended at the top of this newsletter. 
You might wonder why I talk about "non-food" items such as filing
systems and planners.
Well, the reason is this:  most people overeat due to stress.  Being un-
organized is a huge source of stress, especially when we're all busier
than ever.  Remove a source of stress, and you help yourself do a better
job of improving your di et and overall heal th.
(Plus, I just like telling others about stuff that works!)
Many of you are familiar with Maria Gracia and her organizing website, as
she is a fan of "Real People Don't Diet", and sent some of you over to meet
me after recommending my book in her own newsletter.
Maria is a true gem, and you can't go wrong with any of her products or advice.
I urge you to try her filing system today:
And when you're done filing, treat yourself to a yummy dessert!  Ha!
Keep it real, and see you next week!


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