Crazy busy lifestyle leads to worrying about time, disorganizing everyday activities, you spend your day working hard, filled with long hours, self-imposed anxiety and sometimes breakfast is not on your schedule. However, for those who are trying to lose weight, this could be setting them up for failure later in the day. Eating breakfast is not only essential for fueling up for the day but crucial for maintaining a healthy weight. Moreover, it’s important for sustaining energy levels and aiding in blood sugar management.
THOSE WHO SKIP BREAKFAST HAVE CRAVINGS LATER OFTEN OVEREAT FOR LUNCH AND SATISFY THEIR HUNGER WITH PROCESSED FOOD, SNACKS, AND SUGARY PRODUCTS.
However, if people consume oatmeal in the morning, they will feel full longer and will be less likely to snack or desire a larger lunch according to a study published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. Oatmeal is healthy, inexpensive, and as versatile as it gets. It’s a satisfying morning breakfast that’s filling without being too heavy.
For this study, 36 men and women were divided into three separate groups. 18 subjects were overweight while the other 18 were normal weight. Each group was given three different things for breakfast. One group only drank 1.5 cups of water, the second ate sweet corn flakes (350 calories)nd the third group had 350 calories of oatmeal.(350 calories).
The researchers evaluated appetite, ratings of hunger, and fullness at frequent intervals before and after breakfast until lunch time 3 hours later. Also hunger hormone levels, insulin, acetaminophen (the marker for how quickly food has left the stomach), and glucose have also been evaluated.
HERE ARE THE RESULTS
“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.”
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