oatmealI am on a mission to lose a few pounds. Learn why I eat oatmeal almost every morning.

Oats is a whole-grain food that packs a powerful punch. It is one of the first whole-grain foods that started eating after I stopped following a ketogenic diet.

Benefits of Eating Oatmeal

Some of the benefits of eating oatmeal are:

  • Excellent source of fiber – helps support the digestive system
  • Heart-healthy – soluble fiber can reduce cholesterol
  • Energy – lasting energy
  • Blood sugar: may lower blood sugar
  • Weight loss – filling helps curve appetite, which can aid in weight loss

Learn more about the health benefits here.

6 Reasons Why I Eat Oatmeal Almost Every Morning

#1  Inexpensive

The price of oats is right. I buy a large container of old-fashioned oats, and they last for what seems like forever.

#2  Easy Preparation

I prepare on the stove top, and it is ready in 5-minutes. It doesn’t get any better than that.

#3 Never Boring

You probably think that eating oatmeal almost every morning is tiring, but it is not. I’ll tell you why in the next reason.

#4  Variety Ways of Eating

I love adding different foods to my oatmeal. I usually bump up the protein and fat by adding:

an egg, egg white, Greek Yogurt,  whey protein powderground Flaxseed, peanut or almond butter, almonds, walnuts or turkey sausage.


Sometimes, I add blueberries, banana, honey, brown sugar, or maple sugar for a touch of sweetness.

I always add cinnamon to the mix.

I plan to experiment with savory flavors in the future.

#5 Filling

When I eat oatmeal along with a protein and fat, it carries me for several hours, and I also have energy. I never lose steam or need to refuel my body within an hour of eating. I usually eat 3-4 hours later.

#6 Bowel Movement Regularity

I saved the best reason for last. Keeping the bowels moving regularly is excellent for digestive health. You can count on oatmeal to get things moving because it is a good source of fiber (soluble and insoluble).

Now you know why I the super whole-grain, oatmeal almost every morning. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Take care.

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