If you think you can't include oatmeal in your diet because you don't like oatmeal that's sweetened or fruity, try some savory seasonings instead. A few shakes of that spice blend you love on chicken, a little garlic salt, or even a dash of cayenne pepper -- whatever pleases your palette, give it a shot.
My personal favorite: Trader Joe's 21 Spice Salute (salt free!), paprika (for color), and a tiny dash of cayenne pepper.
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For instance, oatmeal doesn't need to be sweet. Savor it with savory additions: lean ground meat, spices, veggies, eggs, soy sauce: treat it like rice! I start out many of my days with savory foods because I'm less likely to eat for pleasure if the food isn't sweet.
"Real Food Has Curves" by Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough
The subtitle is "How to Get Off Processed Food, Lose Weight and Love What You Eat." The authors' premise is that chemicals in our brain expect real food when we eat. When we eat processed and fake food, our brain prompts us to eat more in hopes of getting real food. Lots of good information on buying oils, cheeses and using herbs and spices in place of salt and sugar. Easy, non-intimidating recipes as well.
From the flyleaf "...seven-step journey to rediscover the basic pleasure of fresh, well-prepared natural ingredients: curvy, voluptuous, juicy, sweet savory.
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