5 Foods You Would Stop Adding to Overnight Oats

1. Fruit-flavored fat-free yogurt

Your body requires fat to function. Healthy fats control cravings by sending a strong satiation signal. 

Instead, choose 2% fat Greek or ordinary yogurt. Milk fat helps your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins and makes you feel full.

2. Sweetened Coconut Flakes

"Look for unsweetened coconut flakes," advises St. John. Scan store packages carefully and don't believe the front.

Make sure there's no extra sugar by inspecting the back panel's components.

3. Jams, Jellies

Try berries, peaches, and apples for weight loss when topping overnight oatmeal with sliced fiber-filled fruit.

Try Kotsopoulos' easy instant jam recipe: Mash berries and add chia seeds for a low-sugar, high-fiber jam.

4. Flavored Nut Milks

Try cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, or maple syrup. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is becoming more available in chain stores if you're in a hurry.

5. Dried Fruit

If you don't have fresh fruit, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, which contains omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, to your overnight oats.