Here are five ways oatmeal can help you lose weight.

Oatmeal can help you feel full.

Since oatmeal is high in fiber, eating it for breakfast will make you feel full. Fiber helps regulate weight by reducing calorie intake. "Fiber helps you feel full faster and stay full longer, which can also help curb unhealthy snacking between meals

It's an excellent source of complex carbs.

Rest assured, not all carbohydrates are evil. Complex carbohydrates can help you lose weight. "Oatmeal is a good source of complex carbohydrates, providing a steady release of energy because it digests slower

"It keeps you energetic and stabilizes blood sugar. This might help you avoid cravings and eating between meals, which can cause weight gain."

It's packed with protein.

Along with fiber, protein is another weight-loss essential. "With just about five grams of protein in a half-cup of oats (measured dry), it can help you feel full faster and stay full longer after meals

Other high-protein meals including nuts, nut butters, seeds, milk, and protein powder go well with oats. These ingredients can turn oatmeal into a protein powerhouse!"

It doesn't come with a high-calorie count.

If you want to lose weight, you probably want tasty, low-calorie foods. After all, weight loss requires a daily calorie deficit. Oatmeal works.

"Oats are low in calories," Goodson says. "With only 150 calories per half-cup portion (measured dry), they provide fiber and protein to keep you satisfied longer than a croissant or morning baked item. This helps stabilize blood sugar in the morning so you may eat balanced throughout the day."

It's versatile.

Choosing foods that may be easily added to other meals and snacks is a great weight loss strategy. Oats' flexibility is undisputed.

"Oats can be used in a variety of recipes, from traditional breakfast oatmeal to smoothies, muffins, and energy bites, as well as incorporated into savory dishes like using them as the base of risotto instead of rice or a topping instead of breadcrumbs

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