Our expert says:
It is always easier to compare the nutrient content per 100g when working with a number of similar foods, so I have just compared the P'nP oats energy value of 356 kJ per 100g (160 kJ x100/45), with that of Bokomo Instant Oats which is 1651 kJ/100g and Jungle Oats so Easy which is 1547 kJ/100g, and the value listed in the SA Food Tables for uncooked oats which is 1757 kJ/100g, so I agree with you that there MUST be a mistake on this label. Check if they list the energy value per 100g, which might be higher and then work out how much your 45 g portion weighs (Value per 100g x 45/100). I think they either left out a zero (1600 kJ/45 g) which would make sense or that this is the kcal value, not the kJ value. I think that you will lose weight on this diet, but would recommend that you do have another cup of fat-free milk or yoghurt per day as this will help you not to get calcium deficient. Adding fat-free milk or yoghurt to those breakfast oats will also lower the GI of the meal and prevent you from getting hungry. As you lose weight and get more mobile, also add 30 min of exercise to your programme every day. Go for walks or cycle and increase how intensively you exercise as you get fitter.
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