Does it happen to you that you leave your home with a nice big bowl of cereal and at work, in the middle of the day, you find yourself reaching for a snack from your drawer? Where did that large bowl of cereal go? Cereal, although being a good way to start your day, won’t keep your hunger satisfied for a long time. There are however, many Memphis weight loss nutritionists that help you choose the right breakfast for the start of your day.
A study conducted by the American College of Nutrition pitted cold cereal against oatmeal. The study proved that people who had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast were left satisfied for longer rather than people who had opted for cereal as breakfast.
There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, there is a high fiber count present in oatmeal that can promote the feeling of fullness and leave a person feeling satisfied for a longer period of time. The satisfaction is also a result of the thicker texture (viscosity) of the oatmeal that can let your belly relax knowing that there is wholesome food inside it. The beta-glucan content in the oatmeal can also help reduce blood cholesterol.
Oatmeal has been around for centuries and is considered a healthy breakfast. The problem occurs in the bland taste and texture though. Many people do not have oatmeal because they think it is hard to eat. People would choose Honey Nut Cheerios rather than Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal. Even the names suggest that oatmeal is boring; they have ‘Old Fashioned’ in their brand name.
But there is a way to make this boring old oatmeal into a breakfast treat. The dish is called Creamy Cocoa Oatmeal and it is sure to take your taste buds for a joy ride.
- 2 cups low fat milk
- 2 cups of warm water
- 11/2 pinhead oats
- 3 tablespoons grounded flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon grounded cinnamon
- 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1/4 teaspoon grounded nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 mashed banana
- Put the oats, water and milk inside a sauce pan and bring them to a boil. Lower the heat and let the porridge rest on low fire for about 15 minutes.
- Add the cocoa, nutmeg, banana, flaxseed and syrup and stir for a while and then let it rest for about 10 more minutes
- Add the walnuts and blueberries and stir them in.
Memphis weight loss programs highly recommend using oatmeal as breakfast as it is wholesome and filling. For more recipes, book an appointment with us or contact by phone by dialing (901) 362-7546.