Here is the nutrional info I filled out myself:
Here is the website:
Edit to add.. I was just on the website that u posted and there is actually more calories and fat in the weight control oatmeal than there is in the regular apple and cinnamon that I eat every morning.. hmmm
maybe itā??s because of the extra protein? I donā??t know.. Iā??m not that great at reading those labels!...LOL
I still love the cinnamon apple one too though. Haven't tried the weight loss one yet but if it's not at least a little sweet I wouldn't think it would taste very good. Will have to try and see.
Today I accidently grabbed my dads maple and brown sugar oatmeal. I when I opened it I saw that it didn't have the little apple pieces in it. But I cooked it and ate it cause I didn't want to waste it. When it came out the microwave it smelled real good and I thought mabey this won't be so bad. But when I started eating it, it was not as good as the apples and cinimin. At least I know now.
Maple & Brown Sugar....ewww.. I couldnt even bring myself to finsh the bowl! I almost threw the whole box in the trash but I think I'll just give it away...thank goodness it was on sale.. becuase it feels like such a waste..LOL
I will def. stick with Apple and Cinn. next time...LOL
oh man i LOVE the maple and brown sugar weight control oatmeal. They dont sell it in stores down here tho. Only banana bread and cinnamon. People at my work would complain when I cooked the Maple and brown sugar because it stank up the place :) But that's my favorite.
Now I stick to vitatop muffins (also gets an A) and fiber one cereal for breakfast. VERY filling, much more than oatmeal :)
Is the oatmeal a healthy choice? That's really up to the consumer. I for one have come to a decision that the only way for me to be healthy is to eat and live healthy. So I'll try a different oatmeal brand that has little chemical substitutes or artifical flavors in the product.
So...that's funny. I thought I'd look and see how the weight control stuff is supposed to benefit you, ie, why you would choose it over plain oatmeal.
Here's the nutrition info for Old Fashioned Rolled Quaker Oats. (a serving is 40g, i calculated the 45g serving so it was directly comparable).
Old Fashioned Weight Control (maple & Brown sugar)
Cal 168.75 160
Fat(g) 3.38 3
Sat. fat(g) 0.56 0.5
chol(mg) 0 0
Sodium 0 310
carbs(g) 30.38 29
fiber(g) 4.5 6
protein(g) 5.63 7
Basically, the weight control is 9 less cal, adds 1.5g fiber, 1.37g of protein, and 310mg of sodium. Huh. I think I'll stick with my Old Fashioned. :-) Besides that, Old Fashioned Oats are just that - the only ingredient is 100% Natural Rolled Oats.
Ingredients list for Weight Control Maple & Brown Sugar (a plain wasn't listed):
WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE,MALTODEXTRIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SALT, OAT FLOUR, CALCIUM CARBONATE, GUAR GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, SOY LECITHEN, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, SUCRALOSE, NIACINAMIDE*, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, REDUCED IRON, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE*, RIBOFLAVIN*, THIAMIN MONONITRATE*, FOLIC ACID*. *ONE OF THE B VITAMINS CONTAINS MILK AND SOY INGREDIENTS.
Interesting though. They are selling a product that makes one assume it must be a lot different, when in reality, it's not. I suppose having to cook the Old Fashioned oats may be a downside to some. And there's not the same portion control (unless you use a measuring cup...which you have to anyway to make sure you get the right water/oat mix).
Nutrition Facts Serving Size 28.0g Amount Per Serving Calories 100 Calories from Fat 18 % Daily Value* Total Fat 2.0g 3% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 190mg 8% Total Carbohydrates 18.0g 6% Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12% Protein 4.0g * Based on a 2000 calorie diet
i usualy shun the little instant packets, they arnt good bowels of oatmeal. espeically when you inject artifical sweetners in it. while i know that most people dont have hours to slowly churn a big pot of the steel cut stuff. ive found that oatmeal itself is a weight control food, you dont need to put art sweetners or tamper with this food. making it yourself in my opipion is supioiur in flavor and nurtirtion.
but yes, ill agree the instant packets do taste very good, ive eaten them for dessert with a scoop of icecream, no joke.
but remeber, real oatmeal does not come from rehydrating a little packet. steel cut oatmeal is the best stuff around, they have the same amount of calories and nurtion per serving and taste 90 times better, you cant beat its unique texture.
I have Quaker Weight Control oatmeal w/ skim milk as part of my breakfast every morning (along with an apple!)
I find that it does keep me full for about 4 hours before i start to feel hungry again. I think it has to do with the protein & fiber content, which is good compared to regular oatmeal.
I have lost weight eating this oatmeal because before, when i was eating bowls upon bowls of cereal for breakfast, i am now eating something that is portion controlled in packets.
The flavors are all OK for the most part... at times the banana can taste a little bland....but the other two (cinnamon and maple & brown sugar) are good. My only real complaint is that the Maple & Brown sugar flavor has such a STRONG smell.... that it ends up sticking to my clothes, my hair, and everything ALL DAY LONG! Even my microwave will smell like syrup a whole day after i've eaten this flavor. Has anyone else had this problem or is it only me? I like the flavor, but i don't want to go around smelling like pancakes all day long...
Also, its kind of expensive, around $3.50 a box at my local supermarket, so i try to get it on sale when i can...
But it does have a good nutritional value and it seems to be working for me so far.
Give me plain 'ol rolled oats or steel cut.
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