I make my oatmeal with milk, raisins, banana, hemp seed, and wheat germ—and I eat it at least a couple times a week. I do it for the fiber, which keeps me feeling full. I also do it for the deliciousness.
Yet despite oatmeal being dietitian-approved, and loaded with fiber, and delicious, does that mean that it will help you lose weight? That’s a little more complicated. Before we address the possible weight-loss effects of eating oatmeal, it’s important to first understand its nutritional makeup.
One a cup of cooked oatmeal clocks in at only 150 calories, and you get 5 grams fiber (about 18 percent of your daily goal), a serving of whole grains, and a little bit of protein (about 6 grams, which is the same as an egg, to put things in perspective).
Excerpted from Men’s Health