Anyone else tried Special K Protein Plus?

At 14 gr of carbs per 3/4 cup (I don't like it when they don't give you whole units for a serving), this is the lowest carb counts I have seen in a cereal. It's the first one I have for breakfast that doesn't cause a huge sugar spike by lunchtime.

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Thanks for the info Manny! I haven't seen this one in stores yet, but I'll certainly look next trip.
Manny,

The major problem with that kind of cereal is that it is full of soy. The soy industry has done a masterful job of convincing people that soy is health food, but it isn't true. Soy can depress thyroid function, it mimics estrogen compounds which can promote cancers and mood problems, it also causes food allergies as well as many other problems. This is all documented in a book called The Whole Soy Story, written by a phD nutritionist who documents the heck out of every claim with peer reviewed literature.

I was eating a soy cereal for breakfast years ago when I was low carbing very strictly, and I ended up with a very intense mood disorder--extreme depression. . Reseraching it I found other reports online of soy toxicity leading to depression. I am very sensitive to hormones, so I figured the hormone mimic effect might be to blame. Whatever it was, eliminating the soy eliminated the mood problem and I went back to being my usual cheery self.

So I have stopped eating soy products, no matter what their effect on blood sugar.
I had no idea about the problems with soy. :(
wow......i'm glad I read this and did a little research..I was drinking vanilla soy milk religiously....
This is avalable in my local supermarket. I tried it and liked the taste but I can't easily manage 14g of carbs at breakfast since I don't take any basal insulin. Plus 3/4 cup is not enough of a serving for me so I would have to supplement with something else which would up the carbs some more. The Rosedale diet book has a great recipe for "Nutola" cereal which is made with toasted nuts instead of grains. I haven't made it yet.
Manny, Does this taste like the original Special K or an evil twin made from cardboard?
it's so good! they make vanilla almond too..and strawberry..I eat them all =D
Kellogg's Special K protein plus cereal is my easy to prepare breakfast of choice when I test high. Also, I've substituted Special K protein plus cereal for Kellogg's® Rice Krispies cereal to make the Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats recipe, reducing the amount of marshmellows in the original recipe by 1/2. Yummy.
Special K Granola is yummy!
So I hear...my hubby eats Special K Granola: 39 carbs in 1/2 cup.
Niece loves Spec.K with chocolate which she does have to take more insulin for. I'm going to try half and half Protein and chocolate and see if she'll eat it.
Personally, I've been trying to cut back on highly processed foods and grain based products. Just so that everyone is clear, take a gander at the ingredients:

WHEAT BRAN, SOY GRITS, RICE, WHEAT GLUTEN, SOYBEAN OIL, WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, SUGAR, SALT, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, MALT FLAVOR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SUCRALOSE, ALPHA TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), VITAMIN A PALMITATE, FOLIC ACID AND VITAMIN B12, TO MAINTAIN QUALITY, BHT HAS BEEN ADDED TO PACKAGING.

The primary sources of protein are wheat gluten and soy protein isolate. Certainly this is better than Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms, but I'm not sure it is much better.

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