Did you know there has been a 1344% increase in whole grain products since 2000? Common claims surrounding grains, such as “made with whole grain”, “good source of whole grain,” and “whole grain guaranteed” resonate strongly with nearly all adults (87%), indicating an increase in purchase interest in response to whole-grain content claims . Interestingly, however, Americans are STILL not meeting the recommended 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day.
Kellogg’s called out cereal companies including General Mills, Quaker, Malt-O-Meal, Post…and themselves in a recent publication they published entitled, “Whole Grain Half Truths.” A recent survey conducted by Kellogg’s revealed that consumers purchase ‘whole-grain’ products in an effort to intake more fiber and increase the healthfulness of the foods they eat. The majority (73%) of consumers felt that purchasing products made with whole-grains translated into purchasing those products providing good sources of fiber .
Sadly, consumers are being lead astray with such beliefs. To aid consumers in choosing higher fiber breakfast cereals, Kellogg’s audited a sample of breakfast cereals used between January 2005 and August 2008. The data was drawn from a syndicated database including the major brands aforementioned. What Kellogg’s revealed was unfavorable for most commonly recognized cereal brands, especially General Mills.
I heard back from “The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge”. Here was their email in response:
Thank you for your interest in the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge! Its great to hear from OK! (I have family in Broken Arrow/Coweta/Tulsa) We do have a RD, her name is Emily Fonnesbeck and she is registered with the ADA and is certified for Adult Weight Management through the commission of Dietetic Registration. She has been with us for many years and teaches several lectures throughout the week so guests can learn about portion management, how to understand calories, and proper eating habits. Her Bio can be found on our web page under the tab About Us, and Wellness Team.
You can visit our website at www.biggestloserresort.com and under the “Our Program” tab, you can download our brochure for more information about us! Please call or email me and let me know how I can further assist you!
Best, Matthew Arrington The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge Toll Free 888-870-2639 Local 435-673-6600 www.biggestloserresort.com
And last, but not least, my diabetic meal pattern for yesterday:
2 whole wheat waffles (2)
2 Tbsp peanut butter (0)
Total: 4 carbs
1 small serving leftover squash/goat cheese fettuccine (3 carbs)
1 cup Waldorf salad (1 carb)
Total: 4 carbs
4 wafer cookies (1 carb)
Tomato basil tortilla (2 carbs)
4 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast (0 carbs)
Lettuce, tomato, and light ranch dressing (0 carbs)