Is Oatmeal Good for Weight Loss? – Discover the truth behind oats

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Want to lose weight? Aim to be healthy? Wish to get rid of high cholesterol levels or any related disease?

This might interest you. You have probably heard a lot about diets and oats but… is oatmeal good for weight loss? Don’t miss the chance and learn about these healthy foods to lose weight.

Oats are an amazing way to live your life. Yeah, I kind of call them a lifestyle. They are a great food with great properties and such a versatility to be prepared in all kind of meals and even desserts.

Oats are carbohydrates and carbohydrates are what we must consume in higher proportions daily. From 45-65% of our daily calorie intake must come from carbohydrates and oats are a good type of carb because they are whole-grain. Whole-grain means that they are unrefined (Synonym of health) and they have a high level of fiber. As we have read in other articles, fiber is so important in our lives because it provides a healthy environment for our body’s functioning.

Here, there are 6 reasons for you to start considering oats as one of your faves!

  1. Oats are a very natural way to relieve constipation and keep a good digestive health. Oats are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is not digested throughout our digestive tract. It goes all the way down to the gut making stools heavier and speeding up their passage through it.
  2. It is considered an anti-cancer meal. The insoluble fiber attacks bile acids reducing the level of toxicity of the body.
  3. Good for heart health and for lowering cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber breaks down while it goes throughout the digestive track and produces a “gel” that works as a trap for fats and LDL (bad cholesterol). This type of fiber reduces cholesterol absorption into bloodstream as well.
  4. Oats are a good meal for diabetics too. The soluble fiber slows down the digestion of starch avoiding sharp rises in blood sugar levels.
  5. Great for weight loss plans. Since Oats are so high in fiber content, it is a meal that will make you feel fulfilled and satisfied for a longer period of time reducing your anxiety.
  6. Oats contribute to your daily intake of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, iron, etc.

Oatmeal and weight loss

Is it healthy to eat oatmeal everyday? Yes, it is. But hold on…

Don’t fool yourself with instant oatmeal boxes. They are normally full of refined sugars and additives that affect the healthy properties mentioned above. Buy plain oats and make your own preparations. Oats are so versatile! Not only for breakfast; they can be used in daily meals, bakery or as a substitute of other meals like rice, pasta, potatoes, etc. Check out our section of recipes where you can find amazing easy cheap recipes of oatmeal from sweet to salty!

Do you have some personal stories related to health and diets? I would love to hear from you. Don’t forget to leave your comments, questions, suggestions and more down here. Thanks for all your love and support!

 Love and joy,


15 Responses

  1. Funny that you posted this as I was just wondering about finding a food that would help me get a little extra magnesium, plus I have a couple pounds I would like to shed. Thanks for the synchronicity.

    • Wow! Great! :D Oats are kind of a super food to me. I’ll be posting oatmeal healthy recipes very soon. I’ll invite you to check them out. Have a great weekend James and thank you again for your support!

  2. Ah, I was going to say that if my parents were reading this, you’d be preaching to the choir since they eat oats every morning – until you mentioned instant oatmeal which is what they eat.

    Sounds like this info will be useful to them, though. I guess I should spread the word, then :).

    • Yes Ken! It is preferable to buy our own oats. Actually the plain Quacker oats are great. But the instant boxes that come with flavors like cinnamon apple, banana and more, those are the ones that normally come with a lot of sugar and additives. Tell your parents to buy the plain oats and add their own ingredients such as pieces of fruits, cinnamon, brown sugar, etc. That way they can measure their portions and stay healthier :)

  3. I didn’t realize that boxed oatmeal had additives that take away from the benefits of oat.
    Hopefully you’ll be posting some recipes cause I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with a bag of oats….lol

  4. Yup! Another great article I agree 100% on. I eat the plain Quaker Oats (not that nasty instant crap) for breakfast 2-3 times per week and then eggs and Greek yogurt every other day. Once I started eating oatmeal 2-3 times per week for breakfast starting in October, and also other healthy whole grain foods, I have lost almost 20 pounds and I’m back down to my goal weight and I feel great. Plus when I make my oatmeal I make it with 2% milk, not water, so it’s creamier, I add a couple of shakes of powdered cinnamon, a shake of powdered nutmeg, and a half a teaspoon of stevia, which you may know is 3 times sweeter than sugar yet has 0 calories and it is unrefined. That’s how I like to have my oatmeal. And now that I have explained my recipe I think I’m going to make some for myself because I just made myself hungry for it. LOL

    Thanks Andrea!

    • I totally feel you because I do very similar preparations with my oatmeal. Stevia is a great sweetener and you surely have clear the ingredients that are better for your health. I’m so grateful to read your comment and share experiences. Oats are playing an important role in my everyday because I used to have high cholesterol level and was 20 pounds heavier. For the last 8 months I’ve been trying with oats and some other habits. My cholesterol and my weight are back to normal. Today I can state It’s not about eating less but eating right. And being healthier is a process one may go thru; it won’t be solved by taking pills or doing crazy diets! Thank you so much for sharing Robert! I highly appreciate it :) Love and joy!

  5. I had not idea Oatmeal would help lose weight. I am glad to know this because I love oatmeal and now will make a point of eating more of it. You have provided very useful information here and I look forward to returning to learn more.

    • I’m so glad to read that Hamilton! Oats are really great. Start by incorporating them in your daily habits, you’ll feel the differences in yourself. Cholesterol levels will keep healthy, same as your heart, veins, digestive tract and more. I’ll invite you soon to read some great oatmeal recipes so you can do your own! Thank you so much for your support Hamilton! Love and joy!

  6. I love Oats. Unfortunately I usually eat the quick instant box kind. I know a health food store close by me sells them. I know the importance of carbs so I should load up on more. Thanks for the idea and great post.

    • Thanks to you for sharing Adriano! I will be posting easy and healthy oatmeal recipes! I’ll let you know to check them out. Thanks again and have a great weekend ;)

  7. Great information, I love porridge, and always make it from scratch. It’s great with rice milk and cinnamon instead of sugar. Love your site xx

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