Why Oatmeal is a Great for Weight Loss
Want to start your day off on a healthy, weight loss-friendly track. Whip up a hot, comforting and delicious bowl of oatmeal, say nutrition specialists at Metabolic Research Center. In recent study, researchers found that participants who ate oatmeal daily for six weeks enjoyed a greater decrease in waist size and cholesterol levels than did those who ate the same amount of carbs in noodles over the same period. Here's why.
It's filling: Oatmeal is a great, low-calorie source of fiber that helps you feel satisfied all morning long. Plus, it's full of refined carbs, which the body digests at a slower pace than unrefined carbs found in sugary breakfast cereals. As a result, your energy levels are higher and hunger is kept at bay.
Timing is everything: The best time to consume carbs is in the morning. That's when your body is better able to burn carbs more efficiently, assuring they'll get used rather than stored as fat.
Versatility: One of the top reasons weight loss efforts fail is the perception that healthy foods are bland, boring and tasteless. And that's the beauty of oatmeal - it's among the most versatile dishes around. Liven it up with sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice; mix a spoonful of your favorite healthy flavored yogurt; or top it with fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, banana slices, etc.
Get more weight loss tips and guidance by calling 800-501-8090 to locate the Metabolic Research Center nearest you.
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