Is the old jeans calling out to you, do you find yourself lost behind those salwar kameezs, is the baby fat still there after all those years, and the tummy showing in those photos??
You are not too fat but just need to shape up and the Kellogg’s Special K ads are just calling out to you…..
Kellogg’s Special K challenge is actually a tempting one, who can resist a challenge as simple as losing kilos by just eating Kellogg’s K as your meals?
It has a definitive goal, a way, it is convenient and yes, it is safe.
Here is the way-Kellogg’s K is supposed to be eaten in place of two meals in the day, preferably the breakfast and lunch or dinner. Remember, it has to be eaten replacing the meals and not to be eaten along with it.
The entire logic is that the breakfasts we tend to ignore and in which we just eat some bread and chai or skip it altogether can be replaced by a Kellogg’s K which is rich in fiber and protein.
Also “by eating Kellogg’s Special K instead of the rice, dal, rotis with ghee and the desserts in the Lunch or Dinner, you replace meals 700 calories that a meal provides with 150 calories that a serving of Kellogg’s provided” says Dr. Shweta Iyanger explaining the challenge.
Essentially decreasing your intake is all that happens here. Consistently reducing approximately 1000 calories everyday leads to that weight loss.
- Its 98% fat free
- Fortified with Vitamin A, B and C
- Contains Protein and Fibre
- Contains just 149 calories
Why it works
- It is convenient to carry, easy to manage, is well marketed.
Remember, you have to replace your 2 meals with it and not along with. Also try and not binge after eating the cereals. This will stop from getting the full benefits for the same.
The Kellogg's Special K two-week challenge can only be undertaken by those who are considered to be overweight, have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 25, are over eighteen, are not pregnant or breastfeeding or taking medication. Kellogg's does not recommend the Special K two-week challenge to anyone with a BMI of under 25; BMI can be checked on the Special K two week challenge website.
Kellogg’s specify that this diet has to be supplemented with 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day. So don’t forget this important bit of information.
Is it healthy?
It is nutritious and provides you with protein and fibre that you require. But following it without exercise might lose the muscle weight in your body. You need good amount of aerobic exercise to supplement it.
But wait, it is a temporary fix
You will lose 2 kilos in 2 week and even show off in your Cousin’s wedding, of course you eat everything at the wedding, then after the wedding the whole plan is forgotten and you are back to your same slightly ‘plump’ self.
Weight loss can be made permanent if you have a holistic plan which is customized for your needs, depending on your Body Mass Index, your family history, genetics, Cholesterol levels and activity level.
There cannot be an ‘ultimate’ plan that suits to all needs.