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15 Awesome Ways to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 16: <p>By Dana Leigh Smith</p><p>What if we told you that you could <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/10-best-foods-rapid-weight-loss">lose weight</a>, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 cents per day? You probably wouldn't believe it, but thanks to oatmeal—which costs less than a quarter per serving—it’s totally possible.</p><p>There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and accelerate weight loss, it's also one of the very best sources of resistant starch. That's the kind that digests slowly and triggers the release of digestive acids that suppress appetite and accelerate calorie-burn. In fact, one study found that swapping just 5 percent of daily carbohydrates for resistant starch could boost your metabolism by a whopping 23 percent! </p><p>With oatmeal overflowing with so many health benefits, it seems silly not to think outside the breakfast bowl and add it to more dishes, right? All of our creative uses for the superfood are sure to excite your tastebuds and turbocharge your trim down efforts. Read on to find out what they are! And once you see how easy it is to lose inches around your middle with the help of oatmeal, check out these <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/best-ways-to-speed-up-your-metabolism">55 Best-Ever Ways to Boost Your Metabolism</a>.</p>

15 Awesome Ways to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 cents per day? You probably wouldn't believe it, but thanks to oatmeal—which costs less than a quarter per serving—it’s totally possible.

There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and accelerate weight loss, it's also one of the very best sources of resistant starch. That's the kind that digests slowly and triggers the release of digestive acids that suppress appetite and accelerate calorie-burn. In fact, one study found that swapping just 5 percent of daily carbohydrates for resistant starch could boost your metabolism by a whopping 23 percent!

With oatmeal overflowing with so many health benefits, it seems silly not to think outside the breakfast bowl and add it to more dishes, right? All of our creative uses for the superfood are sure to excite your taste buds and turbocharge your trim down efforts. Read on to find out what they are! And once you see how easy it is to lose inches around your middle with the help of oatmeal, check out these 55 best-ever ways to boost your metabolism.

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