Our expert says:
Muesli is indeed an excellent food being rich in dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals and if you use a low-GI version then it will keep you from getting hungry longer. However, according to the SA Food Tables, commercial muesli on average contains 1864 kJ and 17,4 g of fat per 100g. Check on the label of the muesli you buy to see if it also contains this amount of energy and fat (some version are lower in fat) and weigh the portion you use (e.g. 30g). If eating this for breakfast prevents you eating more at other meals, then by all means use it. That's actually the secret of eating a good breakfast (like your muesli with fat-free yoghurt or milk), that it prevents overeating at other meals.
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