Looking for a filling breakfast that also helps you lose weight? Try a hearty bowl of oatmeal! Oats contain soluble fiber, which stays in the stomach longer and in return makes you feel fuller longer. This prevents overeating later on in the day, which helps you maintain and even lose weight. Plus, it’s been shown to help your digestion, lower your cholesterol and control your blood sugar. And while oatmeal has a reputation of being boring and bland, adding the right ingredients and toppings makes it both a healthy and delicious breakfast. Check out these tips to spice up your oatmeal!
Replacing the water with milk makes for a creamier consistency. Plus, it increases the levels of protein for an even more complete and filling breakfast.
Why not stir in some plain organic yogurt in your oatmeal? It adds live active cultures – probiotics – that help with your digestion, immune function and blood levels.
Topping your bowl with some fresh fruit and berries gives it a boost of fiber, vitamins and minerals for a perfect morning lift. And, although not scientifically proven, I believe it makes it about 100 times tastier too!
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds not only add a delicious crunch to your breakfast, but they’re also filled with heart healthy fatty acids and protein, that will help you stay full even longer.
Spice it up
Spices like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and allspice are great for adding flavor, but they also help improve your immune system and fight off that annoying winter cold.