Have You Tried The Special K diet?

United States
January 17, 2009 6:50pm CST
I purchased some Special K last night when I picked up a few groceries. I'm trying to cut back on my fat intake and thought it would be a good thing to start eating. I was reading on the back of the box about the Special K diet. It sounds pretty good, although I don't think I could eat cereal that much. If you are unfamiliar with the diet. Here is what it says on the back of the box. Step 1: Kick-start your day with either a serving of Special K cereal(any flavor) with 2/3 cup skim milk, or a serving of Special K waffles drizzled with 2 tbs. of lite syrup. Enjoy either option with fruit. Step 2: Replace a second meal with a yummy Special K Protein Meal Bar or some more cereal. For variety, try a different flavor each day. Step 3: Eat your third meal as you normally do. Step 4: Snacking is possible. Enjoy two great-tasting Special K snacks throughout the day. Special K Protein Snack Bars, Special KxO Protein Waters & Mixes, Special K Cereal Bars, Special K Bliss Bars, Special K Grab 'N Go Cereal Pack, or consume fruits and vegetables for additional snacks. Drink beverages as you normally do. What do you think? Do you think you could do this diet? Have you done this diet before? If so, did it work for you?
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
20 Jan 09
It does work. I have a friend who always goes on the special K diet when she has a special event coming up. I don't know if I would get sick of all that cereal too. I haven't tried the special k protein meal bars~ I bet they are good. So you eat your dinner regular, and have the cereal, waffles or protein bars for the other meals, then two special k treats inbetween? I may give it a try too.
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Thanks for br:) I have to tell you, I decided to try the Special K diet too. I started today. The protein meal replacement bars are yum! I also like the fruit and yogurt cereal. How are you doing on it so far?
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I have never tried the Special K diet before, but once when I was trying to lose some weight I would eat cereal and skim milk every time I got hungry. It is easier to not consume a lot of calories that way.
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• United States
18 Jan 09
Yes, I'm trying to lose some weight now and I think it is a good way to not consume a lot of calories as well. When I was a teenager I lost about 50 lbs and cereal was a food that I consumed a lot of. I'm hoping it works this time too.
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
18 Jan 09
i like Special K cereal and their cereal bars (especially the red berry cereal and the blueberry cereal bars) but I have never tried thier diet. I might have to pick up some special K at the grocery store tomorrow now I have a craving for it lol.
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• United States
18 Jan 09
Yes, I've had a couple bowls today. I ate a bowl for breakfast and one for a snack earlier. I have the vanilla almond flavor. It is really good.
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• Malaysia
18 Jan 09
I don't think we can do this everyday. How can you eat cereal the whole day? need some variety. I don't think I'll try this kind of diet. I prefer the eat 2 times a day diet and having a busy life. ^^
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• United States
25 Jan 09
I got a box of special k cereal because it is one of the things that I can get being in the wic program, but I combine it with 2% milk, because when I'm pregnant I tend to gain weight for anything, so I've got to be really careful. My suggestion is, everytime you buy something fat free or low in fat, just watch the sugar, 'cause sugar gets converted int fat. Good luck!
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
22 Jan 09
I havnt done only because it is very expensive here, but I do believe that if you replaced 2 meals with any cearel then it would have the same effect to be honest.
• United States
22 Jan 09
I've never followed or realized there was an actual diet. From what you described looks like good marketing.... as you need to have "special k snacks" also. But I did kinda follow a similar diet with cereal as when I was pg w/ my 1st child I had a gallbladder attack @ 34 weeks and they put me on a fat free diet for my last 6 weeks. Cereal was my favorite thing to eat. I'd eat it for all 3 meals if I could, just because "fat free" is usually BLAND city. So if anything I'd say just watch the fat content (I was on 2g or less, but I was ok going up to 5g), the sodium, & sugar content if you choose to do different cereal.