Remember that Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale where the big bad wolf tied up Grandma under the bed,
disguised himself as her so he could fool sweet little red riding hood?
Well, I can add something else to the old wolf dressed up story.
I was in Coles the other day and one of the feature stands was good ole Nutri Grain.
You know that “healthy’ breakfast cereal that somehow has a 4 star health rating.
I nearly fell over myself when I saw on the big boxes “FREE FITNESS TRACKER” in big bold letters.
Guess they’ve moved on from the little toys in cereal boxes that we used to get as kids.
But I did find it kinda ironic that they’re still portraying themselves as a health food.
And giving away a fitness tracker to try and appeal to the health conscious shoppers.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that most people who are interested in fitbits, iWatches and the like, aren’t going to use the one found at the bottom of a Nutri Grain box,
but just incase you were wondering how healthy Nutri Grain really is,
lets take a look at what a simple Google search comes up with as the ingredients:
Cereals (49%)(wheat flour, oatmeal, maize flour), sugar, wheat protein, maltodextrin, molasses, oat fibre, salt, minerals (calcium carbonate, iron), barley malt extract, raising agent (potassium bicarbonate), flavour, natural colour (paprika, turmeric), vitamins (vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate).
And the salt alone gives you 6% of your RDI on an individual serve.
Does anyone actually eat just the recommended serving?
Yeah nah don’t think so.
So you’re getting a bit hit of salt just in that little box.
But it gets better.
Or worse depending how you look at it.
That same little serve gives you 12% of your RDI of sugars.
So increase that for your bigger serving size.
Not what I’d be recommending you to start your day with,
especially if you want to start getting rid of that extra layer of tummy flab now the warmer weather has hit.
So what would I recommend?
Something that doesn’t come in a packaged box to start.
Something that is an actual real food that came from something that walked the earth or grew from the ground.
Just like you’ll find as part of the DPM food plan.
And you won’t even need an added “Fitness Tracker” to try and get your interest.
Cause rather than obsess over numbers and everything that just complicates things,
I just encourage you to move a little more and eat a little less processed stuff.
Combine that with a bit of accountability that only something like a DPM coaching program can provide,
and you’ll be blasting away those extra stubborn kilos in no time.
Let me show you how.
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PS – stay away from that fancy Nutri Grain stand next time you’re at Coles!
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