Oatmeal Is High in Protein
Whichever variation of oatmeal you make, a serving offers five grams of protein, which is similar to other whole grains. Freeman said to make your breakfast even more satisfying, add protein to your oatmeal by stirring in protein powder (try this recipe for pumpkin-pie overnight oats). Or add chia, hemp, or flax seeds; nut butter; nuts; or yogurt.
The protein coupled with the fiber will control blood-sugar levels and help increase your energy and mental clarity, which is part of the key to a balanced diet for weight loss.