How good is Oatmeal for weight loss?

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How good is Oatmeal for weight loss or even for a simple modest breakfast? That’s a question that sticks with me fairly regularly on a busy working weekday. The reason is fairly simple, isn’t it? You wake up on a Monday morning, hit the gym, push it hard & then have an hour on hand to get ready, eat your breakfast before the crazy starts. For moments like these, you need a simple breakfast that can be made easily, keeps you full until lunch-tasty, is tasty & makes you feel satisfied. Oatmeal fits the bill for all this criterion.

I started my day with a humble Oatmeal breakfast today, & was looking at a packet of Quaker Oats earlier today & figured out that a serving size of 40 grams provides 163 calories of energy, 4.7g of protein, 3.8g of fat, 27g of carbohydrates, 4g of fiber and some traces of Iron, Magnesium, Sodium, and Zinc as well. That’s quite some nutrition for these modest oats, ain’t it?

You may argue that Oats look to be a great alternative to my regular breakfast, but 27g of carbohydrates – Isn’t that too much? The answer is, The carbohydrates that you get from unprocessed food ( straight from nature ) do not mess up with your blood-sugar levels. They release energy in smaller bursts simply because the body needs more time to digest them, in turn, keeping you full for a longer period of time. Do you remember the last time you ate a packet of instant noodles? How soon did you feel hungry again or even grumpy? Natural foods don’t do that to you.

You can also buy a packet of Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats by True Elements here to try this modest meal out. If you want to know how to make an Oatmeal breakfast tasty for your kids and family too, You can look at these 15 Healthy Oatmeal recipes from Delish

By the way, a meal that keeps you fuller for a longer time can also help you manage your weight better. Livestrong makes a beautiful case for this humble Oatmeal. Click on Read More below to look at that article. Stay Healthy. Live Longer.

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