Nutrition & Dieting/Breakfast Choices


QUESTION: Hi Lawrence,

In your opinion, which would be more nutritious for breakfast: (1) oatmeal, or (2) corn flakes with strawberries, blueberries and banana?

- J

ANSWER: Oatmeal. There is way less sugar in oatmeal then corn flakes. The carbs you receive from the oats is also better then the ones you received from sugary Corn Flakes

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QUESTION: And, in your opinion, would oatmeal be more nutritious than the strawberries, blueberries and banana? (And is there an oatmeal you'd recommend?)

ANSWER: I would say that if you combined the oatmeal with some sort of fruit it would make it a very good breakfast choice. As for nutritional value they both are good and together there perfect. Seperatly fruits have vitamins, minerals, fiberous material and carbs and some have fat now on the other hand oatmeal has carbs ,fiber, and protein. Oatmeal brands I like organic brands more.

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QUESTION: So it sounds like a breakfast of oatmeal would be a wiser choice than a breakfast of corn flakes+strawberries+blueberries+banana. Do I understand correctly? (I couldn't stomach oatmeal + fruits. And I would need the corn flakes in order to ingest the fruits.)

Thanks again!
- J

I would go with the oat meal. Though I find the three fruits with the corn flakes delicious , the oatmeal has little to no sugar and fat which I find to be more attractive and oatmeal tends to leave most people full for longer which is a good thing if your watching your weight. The difference to which is healthier to me is less sugar and less fat is healthier thus oatmeal is my pick.. Now when I made my choice I am making the assumption that you are eating plan oat meal and sugared cornflakes. Even if they where not sugar dusted corn flakes there would still be to much carbs and sugars for my taste.

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Lawrence Sanchez CSN, CPFC, RI, PT, TBMI


I am able to answer questions in regards to losing weight, proper nutrition and exercise while losing weight,diet modification, and preparing healthy nutritious food while dieting. I can also help people by explaining the importance of BMI, BMR,and body fat. I can help people with no meat types of diets and special diets. I can help those who need information about beginning a running regimen. One of my favorite subjects to answer questions about is organic life style and whole foods.


I own Healthy Life Consultants, which is a company that helps people lose weight through diet modification and exercise. I also am the Founder and owner of the Tenchi Budo Martial Arts System and The Natural Healing Center.At the Natural Healing Center I help people through the use of Alternative Therapies and Medicines. For fun I compete regulary in running races mainly 5K'S and 10K'S. I spend much of my free time studying about anything when it comes to nutrition,alternative medicine,and exercise.

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