In the end, if you add cereal as the occasional shitty, but kinda tasty "treat", like a donut or cookie, it's alright. But totally, thinking cereal is a healthy part of your diet and making it a nutritional mainstay is pure ignorance. I personally am never motivated to touch the junk.
+1. I tell my wife and my mom the same shit. I dont even eat cereal and havent for years. My mom buys a shit load of cereals and then brings them to my house and im like wtf??!! She tells me, "Oh they were on sale." So fuckin what! I dont eat it anyway, lol! She drives me crazy with that shit. I dont even give cereal to my kids.
Also...I have to agree with KK though...Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the shit, lol!
Shit is addictive. I had eaten cereal fro breakfast for damn near my entire life before reading up on nutrition. I still get suckered in and buy a box, but I try to make sure it's healthier than the alternatives. Kashi is good stuff.
Oh and to the guys who's girlfriends or wives don't listen to the warnings - I know where you are coming from!. Numerous times I tell my girlfriend about stuff I've learned on D+S and she just dismisses it and follows the latest fad diet from some glossy magazine.
I don't have to worry about my girlfriend buying crappy cereal, she doesn't even eat breakfast usually... wait that's not good either! Her excuse? It takes too long to eat a bowl of oatmeal or shredded wheat.