How many of you have yelled Eeeeek when you got off the scale to checked how much you weighed recently? That was my reaction when I got on and off the scale last night. I have gained a ridiculous amount of weight in the last year. I was seriously in shock by how much I weighed. I’m not 500 pounds or anything, but it was just the highest I have ever weighed in my adult life.
I know it’s a typical for every to say I want to lose weight in the new year, but I honestly will be on a strict diet and exercise regimen for 2011 to lose the weight. I want to be healthier and back to my old slim self by the end of 2011. I’ve been wondering why my health has been poor as of late and it’s because I’ve gained so much weight and my body can’t handle it! I know I can do it! I need to do it before I get even older and it get’s even harder to lose the weight. It’s already hard for me to lose the weight, but I know waiting and doing nothing will only make it harder. I digress…
I know I need to live healthier in 2011 and I know I can accomplish my goals with the help of Big G cereals!
With many Americans like myself making New Year’s Resolutions to live healthier, it’s never been easier to get the whole grain you want without sacrificing taste. Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 General Mills cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) Big G cereals are America’s number one source of whole grain at breakfast, providing America with more whole grain at breakfast than any other breakfast food from any other manufacturer.
On a side note, Did you know that 95 percent of Americans don’t get enough whole grain in their diet?
According to the 2010 Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, only five percent of Americans get the three full recommended daily servings – a shocking statistic.
Only whole grain gives you the vital nutrients from the complete grain. The health benefits of whole grains can’t be pinpointed to one particular component of the grain. It’s the “whole grain package” that makes the difference. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients that help ensure a healthy diet. A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Get into the whole grain habit by just looking for the big white check on Big G cereals! Cereal is already one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make, and the entire Big G cereal line is made with whole grain, making it a great choice. Big G cereals have the brands and flavor your family will love, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Fiber One® and Total®.
To be sure the other foods you are choosing have the healthy whole grain you need, just follow these two easy rules:
- Look for a whole grain symbol like the big white check on Big G cereals or the Whole Grain Stamp developed by the Whole Grains Council
- Scan the ingredient list and choose foods that list a whole grain near the top of the list
Visit www.WholeGrainNation.com for more tips, additional information about the benefits of Whole Grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to incorporate more whole grain into your day.
NEW YEARS GIVEAWAY!
Enter to WIN a Prize pack to help fulfill healthy living goals, including a VIP coupon for one Big G cereal, a cereal on-the-go bowl, lunch bag, walking enthusiast kit and a digital jump rope. Basically everything you see in the PICTURE ABOVE with a Big G Cereal of your choice can be yours!
Let’s lose the pounds together in 2011!
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GIVEAWAY WILL END Jan. 15 TH, 2011 at 11:59pm pacific time! Winners will be notified by email, twitter, or facebook and winners will be announced on this blog, on twitter, and on facebook.
This GIVEAWAY is open to USA ONLY! SORRY.
PRIZE WILL BE FULFILLED AND MAILED TO WINNER BY BIG G CEREALS AND MY BLOG SPARK!
**PLEASE SEE RULES AND DISCLAIMER FOR MORE PRIZE INFO. AGAIN WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM USING RANDOM.ORG FROM ELIGIBLE ENTRIES.**
Good luck to All who enter! And THANK YOU so much for following my blog!
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Joyous, and Prosperous 2011 New Year!
Let’s get healthier in 2011!
**Disclosure: I was given a Big G coupon, prize pack, information, and a giveaway prize pack for my readers by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.**