A Week Without Oatmeal: Why I’m going (mostly) grain-free for one week
I’m giving up Oatmeal.
I know, GASP! And believe me, even though (for now) this is just a one week experiment, I still bear this news with an extremely heavy heart.
Oatmeal is everything that breakfast should be. Creamy, carby goodness with hints of whatever flavors your oatmeal-loving heart chooses to add. Like say, banana, cinnamon and raisin.
Up until recently, I sincerely believed oatmeal was one of the healthiest breakfast options out there. When I first started Hungry Runner and began to learn about wholesome nutrition, one of the first changes I made to my diet was to replace sugary cereals with oatmeal for breakfast. It was like a miracle to me. Topped with some fruit and nuts, oatmeal kept me feeling way fuller for way longer than cereal and milk ever did. I was hooked.
But last week at the Fitness Magazines FitBlog Meet and Tweet, panel speaker Dr. Jennifer Ashton said something that completely turned my oatmeal-loving world upside down. She said, “Oatmeal is bad for breakfast.”