6 Oatmeal Habits That Jumpstart Weight Loss

Cooking your oats in an instant pot and relying on the delayed start will allow you to have piping hot oatmeal

Use your instant pot.

Ratio of steel-cut oats and water cooked in an instant pot will do the trick, and using the delayed start will help you avoid

If you are an overnight oats fan, consider adding kefir instead of milk for a probiotic boost.

Use kefir in your overnight oats recipe.

Kefir contains more gut-friendly probiotics than yogurt, which studies indicate may promote satiety by increasing absorption

A more savory oatmeal dish can be a nice alternative to the classic oatmeal combos with no added sugars.

Make a savory oatmeal dish.

Consider making a savory oatmeal that is packed with roasted vegetables as toppings such as broccoli, sweet potato, and mushrooms

Baking oatmeal isn't on everyone's radar when they are cooking their oats. But baking oats in a casserole dish

Make baked oatmeal.

Christa Brown, MS, RDN suggests people make baked oatmeal that includes eggs for a rich source of protein.

The simple act of adding some healthy fats into your oatmeal dish can profoundly impact your weight loss goals

Add healthy fats.

From nut butter to chia seeds, many healthy fat options can add a boost of this satiating macro to your breakfast

Spoonfuls of brown sugar on your oatmeal taste delish. But too much added sugar can add far too many empty calories

Use spices instead of sugar.

"Unsweetened oatmeal can be flavored with cinnamon, cayenne, and ginger," says Colleen Wysocki, MS, RDN, CLC.

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