Am I eating too much oatmeal?
Asked by kelsey_7 on Jul 23, 2008 in Nutrition



I eat a lot of oatmeal, about 1.5 cups a day.  Is this healthy?  I would just like to know if oatmeal is hindering my weight loss.


Answer

Depending on the number of calories required, individuals need between 3 and 11 one-ounce servings of food from the grain group everyday, and at least half of those grains should be whole grains.  Since 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal is a one-ounce serving, you are eating three grain group servings a day in the form of oatmeal, a whole grain.  Your choice is entirely compatible with healthy eating and will not hinder your weight loss as long as you stay within your calorie allowance.


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