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Most cereals are high in sugar and carbs, made with lots of processed ingredients, and aren't exactly filling. This is why most nutritionists recommend eliminating them from your diet if you are trying to lose weight. However, according to one dieter who has lost over 129 pounds, there is a way you can eat cereal and still lose weight. In a viral video weight loss influencer Mike (@jigglymike) reveals a delicious hack he learned from another weight loss warrior, transforming cereal into a high protein treat. The Body Network also asked The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, to weigh in on the recipe.

Jordan Crocker Created the Recipe

@jiggly.mike @Jordan Crocker you are the king of tasty protein treats👑 thank you so much for inventing this! #fitnessmotivation #workoutmotivation #whatieatinaday #highproteinmeals #highproteinrecipes #gymtok #gymlife #howtoloseweight #weightlossjouney #weightlossprogress ♬ original sound – Jiggly Mike

In the clip, Mike gives a shout out to Jordan Crocker (@jordcrock) who is famous for concocting delicious treats that are a lot healthier than they taste. "This is by far my favorite way to eat cereal as I continue losing weight and try to get a little extra protein in my diet," says Mike. "It makes for the perfect post-workout snack, and it is a delicious recipe created by Jordan Crocker, an absolute mad scientist when it comes to inventing delectable protein treats."

You Start with Your Favorite Cereal


"But anyway, this is how you make it," he says. "You start out with one serving of your favorite cereal." His cereal of choice? Golden Grahams. 

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Then, Add Protein Powder

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Next up, you add "one serving of your favorite protein powder," says Mike. He uses Ghost Whey Protein, a "cereal milk" powder. 

Pour Sugar-Free Syrup into the Mix


"Then into the cereal and protein powder, you will add 50 grams of your favorite sugar-free syrup," he continues. He uses Cary's sugar-free low-calorie syrup. 

Mix, Spread Onto Parchment Paper, and Freeze


"Mix it all up and spread it out on some parchment paper or tin foil like I did," he continues. "Then just pop it in the freezer for about an hour or two."

The Cookie-Like Treat Looks Delicious


"And let me just tell you, this thing is so delicious. I had to give it a kiss," he says at the end of the video, while eating the scrumptious, cookie-like treat. 

RDN Says: Go for It!


"This is definitely a unique combination," says Collingwood. "I like the protein powder instead of just using milk to boost up the protein content of the breakfast." While sugar-free syrup "has no nutritional value, at least it also is not high in calories or real sugar," she adds. "Some non-nutritive sweeteners can fit in a lower calorie diet each day." And, Even though the Golden Grahams do have some added sugar, "they are also made with some whole grain (about 1/4 of your whole grain for the day in one serving) and one serving is not overly high in calories." Overall, she approves. "It can provide that crunch and little bit of sweet you might be looking for." If you're interested in making healthier choices, don't miss these top nutrition tips for everyday wellness, brought to you by Tara Collingwood

💪🔥Body Booster: In order to lose weight, you don't have to give up all your favorite treats. Instead, try and find ways you can make them healthier. 

Leah Groth
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