Friday, October 1, 2010
The Oatmeal Diet
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest food ever. If you are need to do weight loss, then oatmeal is your answer. If you are plan to live healthier, then oatmeal can help you!
Though there's no particular oatmeal diet for weight loss, most of the plans that are recommended are based on incorporating varying quantities of oatmeal into the diet on a regular basis. The most common method of doing the oatmeal diet to lose weight comprises eating nothing but oatmeal for the first week. However, any diet based on a single food, i.e. excluding all other healthy foods is considered as a fad diet which will not be supportive of the health of the dieter. Therefore, it's not recommended to follow a diet where oatmeal is the only food permitted. Try avoiding instant oatmeal and granola bars for the first seven days and ensure that your calorie intake is somewhere between 900-1200 calories per day.
For the next 30 days dieters continue having ½ cup of oatmeal three times a day in addition to their regular diet. Instant oatmeal is now permitted. Calories may now be increased slightly to 1000-1300 per day.
A morning snack of ½ cup of fruit and an afternoon snack of ½ cup raw vegetables are allowed.
After 30 days you may begin to eat your normal diet while continuing with one meal and one snack of oatmeal daily. Dieters are advised to limit their intake of fats when returning to normal eating.