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Old 07-14-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Hi Guys!

Okay so I am on the momentum plan and when I started and looked at my book I found that 1 cup of oatmeal is only 2 points! (I measured this dry). Because of this I ate it almost every morning.

Then I looked on the bag and realized that 1 cup of oatmeal is 320 calories, even though I know it is high fibre, low fat. That just doesnt make sense that 320 calories=2 points. So.....is is measured prepared so about 1 cup is 4 points (which makes more sense) or what?? What do you guys write down for points??

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Old 07-14-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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Hi...
I am not on WW, so I don’t count points... but I used to eat oatmeal every morning until and couldn’t losing any weight.
So one day I read the label and thought that the oatmeal could be the problem too...
I cut it out... Haven’t have it since (done some other changes in my diet too) and started lose weight again.
Just wanna mention my experience...
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Thanks for you input! Since I read the calorie value of oatmeal I havent had any since either. I miss it though so I hope someone can tell me how to accuratly track the point value of it!
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A regular serving of oatmeal is 1/2 cup dry, according to the Quaker Oats regular and also quick cooking box. Calories = 150, fat = 3, and fiber = 4, so the WW points value = 2 for this serving.

As you suspected, your serving size is double, so the points should be doubled as well. I noticed that the manufacturer recommends 3/4 cup as a "heart healthy" serving, although that is not the amount given in the nutritional breakdown.

Oatmeal is a good way to spend extra points, though, imho.
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Thanks Jane! I still lost when I ate it everyday even though I was counting 1 cup as 2 points. Now I will count it as 4 and feel okay about eating it again....mmmm soooo yummy!!
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Your mistake is that you took the 1 cup of oatmeal to be dry. It is prepared oatmeal that the points are for. 1/2 cup of dry will make 1 cup prepared.
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I have Trader Joe's steel cut oatmeal every day for breakfast - I buy the pre-cooked, frozen kind - 1 serving is 1 cup and its 2 points. Its possible that it depends on the type of oatmeal you're eating as compared to what's listed in the book.
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Your mistake is that you took the 1 cup of oatmeal to be dry. It is prepared oatmeal that the points are for. 1/2 cup of dry will make 1 cup prepared.
Exactly.

2 points for 1 cup cooked not dry.

I always calculate mine at 4 points since I use 1 cup skim milk (2 points).

I eat oatmeal for breakfast quite often and hasn't affect my weight loss, it also helps me with my cholesterol.
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It was always such a hassle when trying to figure out points and calories for items that are dry in the box and usually eaten cooked. Like when it says 1/2c beans-is that 1/2 c cooked beans or dry beans before they are cooked? Same with pasta, I now know that most of the time it means prepared-so it means meausre after cooked.
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It was always such a hassle when trying to figure out points and calories for items that are dry in the box and usually eaten cooked. Like when it says 1/2c beans-is that 1/2 c cooked beans or dry beans before they are cooked? Same with pasta, I now know that most of the time it means prepared-so it means meausre after cooked.
Based on my pocket guide and as far as I understand is cooked.

Same with pasta, 2oz dry - 1 cup cooked.

I know sometimes it can be confusing.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:03 AM   #11
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Post Oats have so many health benefits!

Hi! I'm a new member and on WW. I was looking up the points for oatmeal, they aren't listed in the WW book for some reason, and I found this site. Since you are talking about oats, I thought I'd tell you that in researching an article I wrote about the health benefits of them, I found that they are one of the top ten superfoods, not only can they help lower cholesterol, but can help with sugar spikes with diabetes and also offer a host of other health benefits. I'm not allowed to put my link on here yet, but, it's well worth researching if you are feeling like the calories or points aren't worth the amount you get. Plus they are so filling and a comfort food!
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I love oatmeal! It makes a super filling breakfast that doesn't leave me starving at 10am.

1/2c of dry oats is 2 points. + 1/2c milk (1pt) + 1T brown sugar (or any combination of sugar and butter that makes 1 pt) = 4 points for nutritious and filling.

I agree with adivagurl in that oatmeal is a "superfood". It's got lots of fiber, and I find that I lose more weight when I eat a filling breakfast than when I don't. When you're not eating oatmeal, what do you eat for breakfast?
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Since we eat oatmeal every morning, and my husband cooks his at work, we started buying the Quaker Oats High Fiber oatmeal. Each envelope cooked is 3 points. The fiber content is something like 9 grams, very high, and very filling.
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True Delights is an awesome oatmeal choice as well and it's only 2 pts. Their Hazelnut Latte = YummmmmmY!!!
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^-^ Plus, you can get 'em 2 for 5.00 sometimes!!!
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