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    Does a liquid breakfast provide me with the same nutrition as cereal and milk?

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    They are much more convenient and the new advert for up and go syas I get as much fibre and calcium as 2 weetbix and milk
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  • Good Nutrition for Life is a private dietetic practice based in Cleveland, Queensland and is owned by Kimberley Davis who is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. ... View Profile

    Firstly, you want your breakfast to fill you up! Liquids often do not keep us full for as long as solid foods as they can move through the stomach quicker. But it depends on what the liquid breakfast consists of such as a fruit smoothie (fruit, milk, yoghurt) or a commercially bought Breakfast drink or a blended muesli drink which would keep you a little fuller for longer. You can achieve very similar nutrient compositions with solid and liquid breakfasts as many of the commercial breakfast drinks outline but they tend to be higher in sugar for flavour. Many clients like to have a liquid breakfast as they do not feel like solid food early in the morning. It is important that your breakfast is nutritious and keeps you going for the morning period. 

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  • Evelyn Vo

    Nutritionist

    I am a Nutritionist that operates in 2 locations: Melbourne CBD (Wednesdays and Fridays) and Heidelberg (on Saturday mornings). I do not believe in the ... View Profile

    Hey! I have to agree with Kimberley. Generally, commercial liquid breakfast drinks are not sufficient to fill you up and they do not have the same nutrient profile as cereal and milk.

    One of the important things that you need to be aware of when consuming such products is the sugar content. A review of the top ten liquid breakfast drinks reported that there is more than 23g of sugar per serve, which is roughly the same as a regular chocolate bar. 

    If you're seeking something that is convenient because you're time poor, there are better things to have than a liquid breakfast. I have played around with different nutrient dense convenient breakfasts with many of my clients and have seen positive results in terms of uptake.

  • Kirsty Woods

    Exercise Physiologist

    Hi I’m Kirsty Woods,I would like to use my experience, expertise and passion to help you reach your weight, energy and health goalsI have been ... View Profile

    As mentioned above pre-packaged liquid breakfasts are not nutritionally dense. Some of my clients report making shakes with greek yoghurt, berries, spinach and cocoa/protein powder which are contain good amounts of flavour, protein, fat and antioxidants, all the best J

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