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Special K Challenge

Are you up for this special challenge?

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  • Established: Parent company Kellogg’s in 1906
  • Founder: Will Keith Kellogg
  • Stock Symbol: K
  • Headquarters: Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Accessibility: Online communities, book
  • Diet Type: Low-calorie, two meals per day replaced with cereal
  • Gender: Female

You've probably seen the commercials - excited women dancing around with bowls of Special K cereal. You probably don't get this enthused after your morning breakfast, but does yours help you lose weight?

The Special K Challenge says that if you'll follow their simple dietary guidelines, including two bowls of Special K cereal each day, you can lose up to six pounds in just two weeks.

The Special K Challenge promotes a community effort, by partnering with Yahoo Health. There you can join the Special K Challenge group, to participate in forums and chats with other challengers and access weight loss tips.

You're advised to visit with your doctor before beginning the Special K Challenge.

  • A simple approach
  • interactive online community at Yahoo Groups
  • Fast approach to weight loss that is relatively healthy
  • High fiber diet

The Special K Challenge is much like a meal replacement diet. You'll begin the day with a bowl of Special K cereal for breakfast with skim milk and fruit. Then replace your typical lunch with a bowl of Special K cereal. You'll then enjoy the dinner of your choosing - the healthier the better. Throughout the day you should consume plenty of fruits and vegetables to replace unhealthy snacks.

Special K has a variety of cereals and snacks to help you stay committed to the program. There are six cereals including Red Berries, Vanilla Almond and Chocolatey Delight. There are also many flavors and varieties of snack bars, protein meals, shakes, cereal bites and bars. Plus, the recent addition of Special K2O Protein water in refreshing flavors like Strawberry Kiwi and Lemon Twist. It should be noted that some of these food items, like the protein bars, contain partially hydrogenated oils- which means they are a source of trans fats.


There is not any guidance provided from Special K regarding exercise.


If you're looking for something to jump-start your weight loss, maybe you can try this for a week or two. Maybe it will be a physiological boost for you to continue. Otherwise, the idea of an obviously temporary eating plan seems like a losing proposition. Be sure to read the food labels of all of the Special K items as you'll want to avoid the ones that list partially hydrogentated oil in the ingredients, as this is a source of trans fats.

Common Misspellings

Special K Deit, Special K Diet, Special K Challenge Diet, special k diets

Related Diets: Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, High Fiber Diet, Slim-Fast

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Eating that much cereal can just be boring after awhile. It's definately something for a quick fix.


Ive been on a few diets and this is really the same thing. eat fruit and special k cerial and you drop a size. the first few pounds are easy it its after that when it gets tricky!!


I have two words for everybody, Weight Wachers! It's Safe and it works. I have no problem with using the Special K diet as a two week jump start, but you need to learn to eat healthy for the rest of your life. I personally love Special K & Berries and the Vanilla Almond for a light dinner when I'm in no mood to cook, but you can't do it everyday. Everything in moderation. Good Luck to everyone and please make healthy choices for yourselves.


I've been on it for about a month now and I've lost about 10lbs I think its great


I just can't eat that much special K! The special k cbars are yum though.


I haven't even started and i'm feeling defeated already after reading the comments


does it really work?


Has anyone taken the Special K Challenge? I like Special K but not sure I could keep eating it every day.


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