I followed Princess Kate’s oatmeal diet for a week – and I lost weight

Express tests Kate Middleton’s oatmeal diet

A fitness and sports nutrition expert at Bulk.com explained that oats are a breakfast staple, especially since they release energy slowly and keep you satiated.

“They are full of vitamins, minerals and soluble fibre, which is especially great for those with diabetes as they can help lower glucose and cholesterol levels.”

The nutrition expert said that oats “are the perfect all-rounder because they are also gluten-free and can be eaten sweet or savoury”.

Oatmeal can also be prepared in advance, giving slimmers some extra time in the morning. Overnight oats, for instance, are popular as they require no cooking and can be made up to five days in advance.

Princess Kate, who is admired by many for her slim figure, reportedly has oats for breakfast every day. A nutritionist from BarBend suggested that the breakfast food will “keep Kate filled up and with enough fuel to attend royal events, exercise and run after her three children”.

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They added that oatmeal, or porridge, is not only “a delicious breakfast food, but also very filling,” and it promotes weight loss.

In an exclusive experiment for Express.co.uk, I decided to have oats every morning for an entire week. After six days, I lost 300g (nearly one pound) as the oats kept me full for longer which prevented snacking between meals.

The healthy and delicious breakfast was so filling that I wasn’t that hungry at lunchtime which encouraged me to opt for a healthier option, like a salad.

Having a varied breakfast, combining oats with seeds, nuts and fruit, also motivated me to make other healthy choices during the day and eat a balanced and moderate diet.

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Experts at WebMD explained that oats are also “high in antioxidants called avenanthramides, not found in other cereal grains” and these antioxidants “reduce inflammation and relax arteries”.

Health site Trifecta Nutrition stated that oatmeal contains more fibre than a bowl of bran flakes and they are also rich in B vitamins and minerals such as iron and magnesium. “When you start your day with a bowl of oats, you’re getting a real nutrient boost.”

They added: “Oats are a filling food due to their high fibre content and can increase satiety with meals. This can help to control hunger levels and reduce overeating.”

The nutrition expert from Bulk.com recommended “fresh or dried fruit” to add natural sweetness to your oats, plus they provide other nutrients such as antioxidants. “Nuts and seeds can also be added providing a textural change, fibre and Omega-3s.”

What did I have for breakfast?

  • Day one: Oats with blueberries, raspberries, walnuts and cinnamon
  • Day two: Oats with blueberries, strawberries and cinnamon
  • Day three: Oats with blueberries, raspberries and mandarin
  • Day four: Porridge with strawberries and walnuts
  • Day five: Oats with strawberries, blueberries, banana and a teaspoon of peanut butter
  • Day six: Oats with banana, crushed almonds, chia seeds and a teaspoon of peanut butter

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