You're Probably Eating Too Much Cereal. Here's Why

Whether it's for breakfast or dinner, cereal is undoubtedly an easy go-to meal for busy mornings or hectic nights. Catering to various tastes and preferences, cereal has the ability to captivate everyone from toddlers to adults and has even grown a cult following. Just ask the 283.39 million Americans who eat cereal for breakfast, according to Statista. If that's not enough to convince you, cereal is so incredibly popular that it's almost everywhere. You can find it at most restaurants, offered as a topping in yogurt and ice cream shops, and even in the cabinets of serious collectors who have shelled out up to $2,550 on eBay, according to Eater

The simple truth is that any time of day is perfect for cereal. But is there such a thing as too much cereal? Absolutely. After all, let's not forget that too much of a good thing is almost always a bad thing.

The truth is in the bowl

How can you tell if you're eating too much cereal? First, you might want to rethink that bowl you just poured. While incredibly convenient, cereal is not as healthy as you might think. If you've yet to take a peek at the nutritional label on your favorite cereal box, now is the time to finally see what the real serving size is, and we're willing to bet that what you'll find might just shock you. 

According to Health Digest, Consumer Reports indicates that people tend to over-serve when it comes to cereal by a large margin. And depending on the type of cereal you're eating, you can further expect a rise in blood sugar if you double or triple the amount. Not to mention, you'll also crave another high-carb meal soon after, according to Eat This, Not That. So, next time you find yourself pouring a bowl of cereal, you might want to consider pulling back a bit and even perhaps breaking the daily cereal meal habit.