Gluten-Free Multi Grain Cheerios Review
Since going mostly grain-free for the past two years, one food I really missed was cereal. It was my favorite night time snack, which is a habit I developed from my father. I longed for the crunch and the texture of the droplets of milk on each piece. As a comfort, I looked forward to my nightly bowl of goodness. It calmed my nausea during my first pregnancy of 16 weeks. Cereal grounded me and made me feel like a kid again.
When I was on retreat in Ohio (with some really awesome women), I had a chance to enjoy a bowl of cereal. The chef offered Gluten-Free Cheerios. Another woman on retreat had brought some almond milk with her and was gracious to share. I just had to try them. The familiar sound of stirring the small o’s around my small bowl of milk eased my tension. How I anticipated my first bite by salivating. As I brought the spoon into my mouth and crunched down, I was elated. I couldn’t believe I was eating cereal after these long two years. I wanted more.
After returning from retreat, I realized that BJ’s had a coupon for Gluten-Free Multi Grain Cheerios. So by combining their coupon with a manufacturer coupon, I couldn’t resist the price. Multi-Grain Cheerios were my favorite blend of the familiar o’s. Having a box in my home assured me that I could feel like a kid even for a few moments. My son was beyond his normal excited. There was cereal in our house!
Now, I finally did try a bowl with an unsweetened almond/coconut blend milk. It still tasted very sweet to me with its 6 grams of sugar. I appreciated its crunch and history with my own life. The gluten-free version was just as I imagined it would be and more. Until…
…I decided that I may need to gain a little weight based on my amenorrhea history and low BMI. Using gluten-free grains was going to be part of my experiment. It went okay, at first. I freed myself for 5-6 days to eat grains intuitively, but the problem was that I couldn’t stop. I thought I had been addicted to gluten, but that wasn’t the case. As a carb hungry beast I foraged for cereal multiple times a day. I couldn’t stop. I didn’t understand. My stomach churned and gurgled for those 5-6 days until I had had enough. I couldn’t do it anymore. Not that way.
The remaining bag of Gluten-Free Multi Grain Cheerios is being consumed by my son. No longer wanting to feel out-of-control, I have no urge to eat them. He can enjoy the remains, while they last.