Best Breakfast for Weight Loss: Oatmeal

Oatmeal for Weight Loss

Statistics show that some 20 percent of Americans regularly skip breakfast. That's not recommended if you're aiming to lose weight. Instead, a hearty, healthy breakfast is the best way to prime your body for shedding pounds. And among the best breakfast choices is a hot bowl of oatmeal.

In a recent study, participants who ate oatmeal each morning for a six-week period reported a biggerdecrease in waist size and reduction in cholesterol levels than did participants who ate the same amount of carbs in noodles over the same six-week time period.

Among the top reasons that oatmeal is such an effective weight loss option is that it's low in calories but incredibly filling. Its high-fiber content helps to keep you feeling full all morning long, as does the fact that it's filled with refined carbs. Unlike the unrefined carbs found in sugary cereals, refined carbs are digested at a slower rate, suppressing appetite and boosting energy. Breakfast is the best time for oatmeal and other refined carb options because it's when the body is best able to efficiently burn those carbs. It assures they'll get used for energy throughout the day rather than stored as fat.

Another benefit is that oatmeal is among the most versatile of breakfast foods. It's easily lent a flavor boost with additions like nutmeg, cinnamon or pumpkin spice;fresh berries, apple chunks or banana slices; or a spoonful of flavored yogurt.

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