|12-09-2011, 11:34 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
oatmeal-good or bad for weight loss?
I try to cut sugar out of my diet ,but sometimes I have cravings for carbs.
Is oatmeal a good weight loss food?
Do you have oatmeal for breakfast,lunch or dinner?
Can you recommend me some other filling meals that are good for weight loss?
|12-09-2011, 12:06 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Bob Harper (Biggest Loser trainer) says he has oatmeal and fruit for breakfast every morning. IMO, that's a pretty good endorsement for it being good for weight loss. Also, oatmeal is much less processed and healthier than boxed cereals.
For carbs, it's nice when you can to go with high protein or high nutrient varieties. Like quinoa or sweet potatoes. Just don't overdo it.
|12-09-2011, 04:06 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Down the infinite rabbit hole
Old fashioned cooked oatmeal is better than instant. The instant is very thin, and it's digested pretty quickly, but the cooked oatmeal (rolled oats) is thicker and slower to digest, so it's lower GI and can keep you feeling full for longer, while keeping your blood sugar more even.
I buy a rolled multi-grain one and cook it with skim milk (lactose free) and put a little cinnamon (NOT cinnamon sugar!) on and it's pretty nice, and keeps me comfortably full for hours.
|12-09-2011, 09:49 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Deep South
Oatmeal has a number of things to recommend for it. It is healthy and I think it adds iron to your diet. It also is gluten free and I found that the less gluten I eat the better I feel. I like it with a little salt.
|12-09-2011, 11:43 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Oatmeal is not gluten-free unless it is labelled as such. The reason is that oat is commonly grown on the same fields as wheat and processed using the same equipment, so chances are that in most oats there is a decent amount of ground wheat.
Anyways, oatmeal is healthier than eating wheat pancakes for breakfast but not as healthy as fruit and nuts. Healthy is not an absolute. Some people do not eat grains at all, their reason being that homo sapiens, for 140,000 years did not eat grains. Then some idiot invented modern agriculture. We've only had 10,000 years for our genes to adjust to digesting grains. (Actually more like 12,000 or some different number. I'm being approximate.)
|12-10-2011, 11:42 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Thanks for your answers.
I am going to buy a package of rolled oats today.
What about eating oatmeal in the evening?Is it a bad idea because of the carbs?
I also like the fact that it adds iron to my diet,because I donīt eat meat.
Firenexx,are there any disadvantages by eating grains?
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