Oatmeal Diet Recipes
Apricot Honey Oatmeal
For you oatmeal diet plan we have a nice oatmeal diet recipe to try out: oatmeal apricot honey.
- 3-1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioneduncooked)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Stir in oats; return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium; cook about 1 minute for quick oats (or 5 minutes for old fashioned oats) or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
Let stand until of desired consistency.
You can substitute the apricots with any dried fruit you like. Enjoy your oatmeal diet!
Many oatmeal diet recipes use all kind of fruit.
Oatmeal diet Pros
- Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which helps to promote fullness after meals.
- A oatmeal diet high in oatmeal can reduce the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol without affecting the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and has been demonstrated to be as effective as cholesterol lowering medication.
- Oatmeal is a good source of low glycemic carbohydrates and can help to promote stable blood sugar levels.
- Oats contain phytonutrients called lignans, which are good for heart health.
- Oats are very inexpensive.
Oatmeal diet Cons
- Calorie intakes are below that recommended for healthy weight loss.
- Lack of variety in the oatmeal diet will limit the ability to obtain adequate nutrition.
- A oatmeal diet involves a dramatic change in normal eating patterns, especially for the first week, which has the potential to trigger yo-yo dieting for some people.
Any diet that is based on a single food while excluding other healthy foods can be regarded as a fad diet that will not be supportive of the health of the dieter.