What's the best way to eat oats? Is it good for weight loss?

I was wondering if eating oats will help me with weight loss. I know about the fiber content of oats, so I thought it might help, but are oats one of the "white foods" to be avoided in diets? (Like white bread, pasta, white rice, etc.) Also, what is the best way to eat oats? Is instant oatmeal bad? Is the... show more I was wondering if eating oats will help me with weight loss. I know about the fiber content of oats, so I thought it might help, but are oats one of the "white foods" to be avoided in diets? (Like white bread, pasta, white rice, etc.) Also, what is the best way to eat oats? Is instant oatmeal bad? Is the Quaker brand OK?
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