Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss


Michael Phelps Flakes Out!

And the sugar-coated gold medal goes to . . . by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult)
Did you hear? Michael Phelps is going to share top billing with Tony, the Tiger. That’s RRRRRRIGHT! He is soon to appear on boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes.
Nutritionists are up in arms! Brows furrowed; all concerned. They’re wondering, “What happened to Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions?” Some would rather see him on a box of Fiber One. Imagine that!
Before I jump on the “whoa Nelly, what are you thinking Michael Phelps bandwagon,” I thought I’d do a bit of investigative blogging! So, I put on my detective’s hat, thick reading glasses, got out my pipe, and jumped onto the world wide web. Straight to nutritiondata.com, which by the way, has got to be the best site of its kind. So much great information, from calorie count to inflammation factor.
The good news for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® is that its inflammation factor is -151. Now, I’m not so sure that this is a huge factor when feeding your children, but still it’s good to know.
Also, nutritiondata.com, has a 5 star rating system, letting you know if a product is going to help you lose or gain weight. You won’t be surprised to find out, will you???, that a cereal that has ‘frosted’ in its title is not a great diet cereal.
Here follows the bulk of my investigative efforts:
Ingredients:
MILLED CORN, SUGAR, MALT FLAVORING, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, SODIUM ASCORBATEAND ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), NIACINAMIDE, IRON, PYRIDOXINEHYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMINHYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), VITAMIN A PALMITATE, FOLIC ACID, BHT (PRESERVATIVE), VITAMIN B12, AND VITAMIN D.
(Want my opinion on HFCS?)
Calories per 1 cup serving / 143
Calories from Fat – 1
Total Carbs – 35 g
Vitamin A – 12%
Vitamin C – 13%
Iron 39%
The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and a very good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12 and Iron.
The bad: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
Nutrition Data awards foods 0 to 5 stars in each of three categories, based on their nutrient density (ND Rating) and their satiating effect (Fullness Factor™).
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® received:
Weight loss: 2 stars
Optimum health: 3 stars
Weight gain: 3 1/2 stars
Estimated glycemic load : 26
Inflammation factor: -151
Source: nutritiondata.com
Again, I highly recommend nutritiondata.com. I’m giving them a 5 OurLady Rating!
As for jumping on the “Hey, Michael, what are you doing?” bandwagon. Sorry! Can’t do it; out of deference to his mother. I loved watching her during the Olympic games even more than him. And, I sure wouldn’t want anyone knocking my son! :)
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice

Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
Workshops! Come, play with me!
Free Our Lady of Weight Loss E-Cards! Spread the FUN word!
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
ART heart.jpg about Janice



  • Rob

    Unless you are claiming you are better shape than Michael Phelps, perhaps you should rethink your objections to sugar.

  • Paul, seeking wisdom

    When I was put on a low sugar diet many years ago I was shocket to find that not only did Frosted Flakes have less sugar than Life, so did Cocoa Puffs.
    Sometimes things are what they seem. Still, Wheaties and Cherios are the best source of fiber after All Bran.

  • Pat

    Michael is not a position to have to lose weight….therefore I wouldn’t say anything. His mom did something right!

  • Linda

    re: sources of fiber…
    Check out Fiber One. One serving has half the FDA guidelines! and it tastes a whole lot better than All-Bran.

  • zark

    These days, why sports stars just like pop stars, I heard many sports satrs join that club for famous and rich people named(lovewealthy…..com), Phelps’s space is the hottest recently.

  • Marsha in Texas

    ‘Olympic golden boy Phelps eats 12000 calories a day’ – New York Post Aug 13, 2008. “Eat, sleep and swim. That’s all I can do,” said Phelps.
    Guess he eats sugary foods so he doesn’t have to stay up 24 hours a day just to eat. Then when would he swim or even get in a few power naps?
    Well, I am off to the grocery store where I will be avoiding any aisles frequented by Michael Phelps…

  • deb C

    It always surprises me that when people discuss cereals they don’t reference protein content because thats the main thing with fiber that I look at, especially for my kids. They get their A and C thru multivitaimins and fruits and veges.

  • elo

    Obesity obviously isn’t Phelps responsibility..and it’s overreacting to say that by sponsoring a sugary cereal, he will necessarily be contributing to the epidemic.
    But – with all the sponsorship offers Phelps receives, it does seem that it would make more sense for his own personal brand to sponsor a healthier cereal–this could increase/help conserve the value and integrity of his own brand. The very fact that some people Are upset about his sponsoring of a sugary cereal suggests that his brand could be hurt by this endorsement–whether or not that’s fair. (And will the $ he earns from Kellogg’s/McDonald’s offset the losses in future potential earnings..impossible to calculate.)
    Dr. Tantillo (‘the marketing doctor’) has a
    branding blog and did a recent post on the Michael Phelps brand, discussing the challenges Phelps will have in leveraging his brand for promotions (lack in popularity of swimming as a sport in the U.S., the fact that his brand is closely tied to the Olympics, which is episodic..) and also pointing out ways Phelps will be able to succeed despite these challenges. The promotional ideas he suggests also have a more intuitive tie to Phelps himself.
    Full post

Previous Posts

#OneWord Thursday: #Money #Money #Money - Show Me the $$$
Hello Tushkateers,  This morning, I woke up with money on my mind.  It could be because this past Tuesday was April 15, Tax Day.  It could be because yesterday’s mail delivery was chock-full of bills.  Or, it could be because as I was drifting off to sleep, a lottery commercial was airing.  (

posted 10:05:50am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Couch Potato's Dream: Burn Calories While Watching Movies
Dearest Couch Potato, I've got some splendid news for you!  University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching “Love Story” than those who watched the comedy “Sweet Home Alabama.” A Vanderbilt University study found that

posted 11:03:03am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Tax Day Money Rituals Sure to Manifest Mammoth Returns
Good Day Tushkateers,  Are you ready for a Kick in the Tush?  A money manifesting Kick in the Tush?  As today is Income Tax Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I share, here, with you the most powerful money rituals ever, which are sure to manifest mammoth returns! 5 (simple and highly effective)

posted 10:14:00am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Puzzled? A Tax Day Full Moon Money Ritual !!!
This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "In Our Lady We Trust," was inspired by the full moon, scheduled to appear in all its fullness glory on Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money, and the full moon's ability to bring wealth into our lives! As you click through this week's puz

posted 12:08:42pm Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too?
This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "Grackle," was inspired by the many, many big, brash, raucous Great-Tail Grackles that are flying through the air, lighting on trees, as well as pecking their way through the freshly seeded lawn, here, right in front of me. "Have you no shame, Grac

posted 9:10:31am Apr. 10, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.