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Are oats healthy to eat for lunch/dinner?
« on: 06/07/2010 19:30:02 »
Hello Nutrition boffins!

Is it healthy to eat oats for lunch/dinner, can it help me to lose weight and will it be safe for my body?

I just want to add that I don't currently do this but I am thinking of it and I will throw in a few pieces of fruit during the day and some protein(tuna/chicken) as well.

I am currently going to gym 4 times a week, but I'm not happy with the results, that is why I want to try change my diet so I can lose weight.
« Last Edit: 06/07/2010 20:26:53 by latebind »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 07/07/2010 02:15:34 »
Man cannot live by bread (or other cereals) alone ...
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/191/can-man-live-by-bread-alone
 

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« Reply #2 on: 07/07/2010 05:38:36 »
Oats do have some good qualities, but as RD points out, it would be a very good idea to supplement your diet.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 07/07/2010 08:12:32 »
Definitely eat a well balanced diet which  balanced amount of whole grains and oats,etc. fruits, vegetables, also, Oats have a good effect on lowering cholesterol also.. add a touch of cinnamon..too, its also good for reducing cholesterol.Balance is good...
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« Reply #4 on: 07/07/2010 10:14:11 »
Thanks, I definitely 'want' to eat a balanced diet, but I dont know how :(

Could you perhaps post a daily meal plan? That would be very beneficial to me and others I'm sure.

Thanks :)
 

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« Reply #5 on: 07/07/2010 10:26:45 »
Oatbran specifically is supposed to be very helpful in reducing cholesterol...something to do with the amount of either soluble fiber.....I use it...I just sprinkle it on stuff and add some in smoothies too !....Don't use it as a talcum powder substitute though..!!..cos that is wrong .....and itchy !!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 07/07/2010 12:24:03 »
LOL...LOL Yes indeedy..wrong and itchy! LOL.. I like oat bran in my smoothies also...Green smoothies are great a new friend of mine has me drinking them and I must say they are terrific and they make me feel great!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 07/07/2010 12:34:00 »
I am no good at making a daily meal plan as I am not that organized, and I am pretty spontaneous and go by what I have on hand at any given meal....I do make a 1/2 gallon canning Jar full of green smoothie and drink that throughout the day and eat less or very little meat these days...I might have small amount of chicken breast and or imitation crab as a meat and get most protein elsewhere, beans, nuts, etc....I have been doing this for the last three weeks or so...Mostly raw food mostly uncooked etc... Check out the raw food diet!
« Last Edit: 17/07/2010 13:48:18 by Karen W. »
 

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Are oats healthy to eat for lunch/dinner?
« Reply #8 on: 15/07/2010 07:12:55 »
Yes,it's good for a health and it reduce your fat and you also a take  lunch/dinner,you can use for a loss your weight and it's safe and also a doctor give advice for a fatty person take this also and best for heart. 
 

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