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Calories in Oats

Jambalaya | Feb 9, 2010 02:16 PM

Here's one for you nutrition experts out there. Now that the weather here in the midwest is pretty cold I've been starting out my day with steel cut oats instead of my regular Fiber One (the orig., with the 57% of the daily value of fiber). Although I should have done this first I decided to check the nutrion value of the oats compared to the Fiber One. To my extreme disappointment the oats come in at a whopping 150 calories for a 1/4 cup serving compared to Fiber One which has only 60 calories for a 1/2 cup serving! Since one serving of oats for me at a standard breakfast is 1/4 cup, but I consume 1/2 cup of Fiber One at breakfast this quantity comparison is valid for me to define my caloric intake for this meal. Although both contain no saturated fats, the quantity of calories from fat is about double for the oats vs. the Fiber One as well. I really don't want to go back to Fiber One during the cold weather, but am totally bummed about the caloric differences. So my question is why such a significant diff. when we're talking just the whole oat grain here? Unless I don't cut back my intake of something else or increase the rate at which I burn calories to compensate I'm afraid I'll pack on the pounds.


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