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debbie wrote:So the puffed cereal and the ground steamed and rolled cereals are preffered to the heavy shredded wheat and whole oats. Why??
geoffreylevens wrote:I would think that whatever gives the most satiety would be best ie "bang for the buck." Personally I like oats, rolled but steel cut or groats too. One thing about oats is if you add extra water and cook longer you can increase the sensation of volume, all without it tasting too "dilute", without adding calories. The only real way to compare say shredded wheat w/ puffed etc I think would be isocaloric amounts which means whatever volume of each gives the same amount of calories. So really a bit over 2 1/2 cups of the puffed would be more or less equivalent in terms of weight loss. But that is why I don't really liked puffed cereals, to me they feel like eating slightly flavored air, very unsatisfying.
debbie wrote:For some reason I am still really confused about this. I am sure it is easy, but duh......
Okay, so rice cakes for instance, are high calorie density, but cooked rice is not.
puffed rice is high in calorie density? and they are oaky? All that air doesnt reach my stomach, so I am not filled up, right? So if it takes 2.5 cups of puffed rice to fill me up and for the same amount of calories of 1 cup of shredded wheat, why then would the puffed rice be preferable? I am missing something, or really having a duh moment.
Jeff please dont throw your laptop out of the window
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