Cold winter mornings continue so what fuel should you put in the tank?  What’s the best breakfast: oatmeal or cold cereal?  Survey says! Without a doubt--it’s Oatmeal!

It will not only leave you feeling more satisfied and full than an oat-based, ready-to-eat cereal, but also help you to eat less at lunch, according to researchers from Louisiana State University and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. During the research project, those who consumed the oatmeal four hours after eating reported greater feelings of fullness, as well as decreased feelings of hunger and desire to eat.

Eating less later in the day translates into fewer calories -- and a lower number on the bathroom scale. Why? Oatmeal has more soluble oat fiber than cold cereal, which is a more satiating fiber.  According to the Mayo Clinic Plus  oatmeal is one of the top foods you can eat to naturally help lower your LDL "bad" cholesterol because the soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream,.