Are oats good for weight loss?
All types of oats are low in calories for the health benefits and nutrients they provide. The high levels of protein and fibre keep you full for longer than other grains, cereals and food products. They digest relatively slowly so your blood sugar levels remain quite stable, further reducing one of the triggers for eating.
As oats are low in fat; saturated fat and polyunsaturated fat you get a lot of actual physical food for your calories; great for meeting your daily values.
You can use a bowl of oats: rolled oats, old fashioned oats or even instant oats as part of a calorie controlled diet. If you are consistently in a calorie deficit, you will lose weight; it's all down to calories in against calories out. Alternatively you could use Growli to help lose weight.
To maximise any weight loss or fat loss effects from consuming oats, try using sugar free sweeteners and making the porridge very low fat with skimmed milk or water. Low fat meals help with overall heart health and help meet your daily calorie needs.
Over 90% of the fat we store in adipose tissue comes from dietary fat. Reduce fat in your meals to help burn more body fat from activity and exercise (if you are in a calorie deficit) Please remember a calorie deficit should be maintained for all days, not just Monday through to Friday.