Many adults skip their breakfast because of the busy lifestyle or they just lack appetite. But, you probably didn’t know that for those who are trying to lose weight and make some of their fat disappear this could be setting them up for failure later in the day.
People who skip breakfast in the morning become very hungry later in the day and then over eat during lunch or snack.
“Forgoing the first meal of the day actually tricks your brain into thinking you want higher-calorie foods — foods that can make you fat, or at least increase your risk for weight gain.” Scientists have managed to prove that if you consume oatmeal in the morning, you will feel full longer and will be less likely to snack or desire a larger lunch. You will also notice that your fat starts to disappear very quickly!
36 men and women were divided into three separate groups for this study. 18 of the participants were overweight and 18 were normal weight. Each group ate or drank three different things for breakfast. One group only drank 1.5 cups of water, another had 350 calories of sugared corn flakes, and the last group consumed 350 calories of quick-cook oatmeal.
The researchers evaluated appetite, ratings of hunger, and fullness at frequent intervals before and after breakfast until lunch time 3 hours later. They also collected some blood samples at each interval to assess glucose, insulin, acetaminophen, and hunger hormone levels. Acetaminophen is a marker for how quickly food left the stomach.
The results were very interesting!
“Our results show that despite eating the same number of calories at breakfast, satiety values were significantly greater after consuming oatmeal compared to sugared corn flakes. After three hours, subjects reported the same level of hunger after having a corn flakes breakfast as they did when they consumed only water,” explained lead researcher Allan Geliebter, PhD, research psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. “Interestingly, the results were more pronounced for the participants who were overweight, suggesting that overweight individuals may be more responsive to the satiety effects of the dietary fiber in oatmeal.”
This is excellent news for those who want to lose weight, make their fat disappear and still eat in the morning! Oatmeal seems to be the breakfast of choice!
Besides helping your fat disappear, oatmeal also comes with a whole bunch of other health benefits including:
Reduced Risk of Coronary Artery Disease
Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Lower Blood Pressure
Here’s a video with some amazing recipes! You just have to remember to prepare your own almond milk! Start using these ideas and watch your fat disappear!