Can Oatmeal Help You Lose Weight?
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The Oatmeal Diet? I love oatmeal. Not the instant mix, but the hard stuff, right out of that tube. Therefore, this diet must be right up my alley. Right? Let’s see.
Actually, there are several versions of this one, with plenty of variations emerging over the years. But the one staple is oatmeal. This diet normally consists of you eating the gooey stuff at every major meal. Add fruit at both breakfast and lunch, with vegetables and animal protein for dinner.
Calorie consumption for the first seven days should be between 900-1200 calories per day which is pretty low, but hey, we are trying to lose weight.
After the first seven days, you can bump you caloric intake up to 1200-1400 for the next 30 days. You can also begin eating instant during this phase.
Before going on this diet, I would advise you to evaluate how much you really like oatmeal. It will be very tough to eat it every meal for a month!
Oatmeal is good for you. It will help to lower cholesterol, and it is very cheap so this diet will cost you very little. It is also very high in fiber which will make you feel very full during the day.
However, keep in mind that oatmeal is not the most nutrient dense food on the planet. That along with the low number of calories would not be what I consider healthy. Also the lack of variety in this diet will be a little frustrating.
- Oatmeal is a very high fiber food.
- You will experience weight loss on this diet.
- Not enough nutrients on this diet.
- Many people will find this diet boring.
Oatmeal has many health benefits and should be a staple of your diet. But can anyone eat as much as is required for this diet? My advice? Eat oatmeal for breakfast only and enjoy the health benefits!
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