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    Oatmeal - any downside to having this as a go to snack?

    I've started eating breakfast in the morning

    1C Rolled Oats
    1C Milk
    1/4C yellow raisins
    1Tbsp Brown Sugar

    Blend in a magic bullet and chug. I like this as it's quick and fills me up in the AM. I'm curious if this would serve as a good snack in the afternoon and evening?

    I run three days a week (5 miles/run) and ride two to three times a week (15-20 miles/ride). I find myself more hungry more often on these days, even within an hour after a meal.

    Working to eat more healthy and find some quick filling snacks when I get hungry.

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    that's not a bad snack idea at all, however you wouldn't want to use this as your only quick fix snack as you need to vary your carb and protein sources and u might get sick of it after a while! It needs a wee bit more protein as well, the inclusion of a little bit more protein will actually aid the uptake of the carbs in this snack into your muscles. Perhaps a hand full of nuts?

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    Ah - good deal - will do this. Thanks!

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    (i.e., needs more bacon!)
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    Im a big fan of oatmeal. Is really filling and keeps me going for a long while. Just watch out not to eat it to close to your workouts, its gnarly coming back up.
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    Think I'll try almonds with this.

    My local supermarket has rolled oats, golden raisins and almond pieces in bulk. Should do the trick.

    I do love bacon, but not in this concoction... though bacon grease migh... nm.

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    I'd try and cut the brown sugar down to 1tsp unless it's post workout. Otherwise big ups.
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    Oat meal, Fruit, Cinnamon is a good breakfast for me.
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    Oatmeal, cranberries, slivered almonds and a little bit of date honey for me!
    Yum. My breakfast most mornings.

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    no need for the almonds in there. if you are using rolled oats (like you said you were), you are getting 10 grams of protein (and much leaner than almonds), enough for breakfast. 1/4 cup of almonds (whole, not even slivered) will give you 8 grams of protein... and 15 grams of fat.

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    For a change of flavour try dried apricots or dried mango.

    I recently started having steel-cut oatmeal for breakfast it is a nice alternative to rolled oats and it has a nicer texture.

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    That's not oatmeal! Reeeel oatmeal is so thick ye ca'nay dent it with a five iron.

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    Sounds good to me! I can't get enough oatmeal.

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    Sounds like a good snack to me.

    If you're feeling ravenous much, especially shortly after you've eaten, you might want to add a tiny bit of healthy fats. I had the same problem and spoke with a nutritionist who reviewed my diet and suggested an increase of good fats. It was right on the mark. I didn't feel starved so much and it actually seemed to boost my weight loss.

    Might not work for everyone, but something to consider.

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    I chug oatmeal with protein in water; good quick meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    I chug oatmeal with protein in water; good quick meal.
    That's a new one to me. How does that taste? Seems like it'd be a real interesting texture. Haha.

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    Oatmeal with brown sugar and some maple syrup is an amazing breakfast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somegeek View Post
    I've started eating breakfast in the morning

    1C Rolled Oats
    1C Milk
    1/4C yellow raisins
    1Tbsp Brown Sugar

    Blend in a magic bullet and chug. I like this as it's quick and fills me up in the AM. I'm curious if this would serve as a good snack in the afternoon and evening?

    I run three days a week (5 miles/run) and ride two to three times a week (15-20 miles/ride). I find myself more hungry more often on these days, even within an hour after a meal.

    Working to eat more healthy and find some quick filling snacks when I get hungry.

    somegeek
    Sounds good. I am going to try that for breakfast.

    p.s. I love my magic bullet

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    I've been able to drop my weight from ~228 to 207 over the last few years. This oatmeal shake helped with this and is a daily for me now...

    1C Rolled Oats
    1/2C Frozen Fruit
    1/2C Yogurt
    1/2-1C fruit juice
    2-4Tbsp Wheat Germ
    2-4Tbsp almond chunks

    Blend and chug. I'll also have a variation of this in the evening when I get the munchies to help fill up and not eat junk.

    I do have a question regarding the rolled oats... if these are blended to a powder, do they lose any of their 'ruffage' or nutritive qualities? (forgive my ignorance here please)

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    If you want to add protein, maybe swap the milk for kefir / yogurt?

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    beats pop tarts. but what do you mean by a "go to" snack? on the run? in your car? in your bike bag? at work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan The Man View Post
    That's not oatmeal! Reeeel oatmeal is so thick ye ca'nay dent it with a five iron.


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    Home or at work mostly - something I can go to vs say that bag of Doritos or tub of ice cream.
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    I have been doing this like this...

    1 cup cooked rolled oats
    1 scoop Whey Banana or Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
    1 Table spoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    I add this to 1 cup of water and some Ice and Blend

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