Weight loss is a full time endeavour, and every meal counts towards a dieter’s goal.
Adding porridge to your breakfast in the winter could help you to shed the pounds, as well as keeping you warm and full on a dark, cold morning.
Porridge has various weight loss properties because it is made out of whole oats.
Oats are full of protein and fibre, which are both key nutrients in weight loss. Porridge is also low on sugar, unlike some breakfast cereals.
A study published in journal Nutrition Research in 2015 found that eating porridge increase the chances of having a healthy body weight.
The study found that out of 22,000 adults those who ate porridge for breakfast were more likely to weigh less and have smaller waists than those who had something else as their first meal of the day.
This may be down to the fact that porridge oats have a large amount of beta-glucan, which is a fibre.
Scientists from Louisiana State University found that both porridge and instant porridge helped create a feeling of fullness when compared to a breakfast cereal, thanks to this fibre.
The fibre in the porridge is thought by some scientists to encourage the body to release peptide YY, a hormone that is thought to regulate the appetite.
Scientists at the Department of Medicine, University College London, found that the hormone “reduced feeding in obese rodents and humans” ultimately reducing the number of calories dieters consume.
Adding protein to your diet plan is just as essential as fibre, research has revealed.
Weight loss: Porridge has various weight loss properties because it is made out of whole oats
Weight loss could be helped by adding protein to your diet plan scientists found in a study carried out in Copenhagen, Denmark.
High-protein foods such as eggs, chicken breasts and milk can all help you to slim down.
Apple cider vinegar can also help with weight loss, scientists at the Department of Nutrition at Arizona State University found.
It has been proven to make dieters feel fuller, effectively helping them to shed the pounds.