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Old 05-22-19, 06:11 PM
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Oatmeal Saves The Day

When I was a wee lad oatmeal was a staple in the morning. As I grew into my teens oatmeal was changed out for PB&J. Ever since then it has stayed the same until this year when I started having trouble with feeling dizzy and fatigued. No, I did not go see the doc, just experimented with food stuffs and have found that oatmeal seems to level me out. 3/4 cup of oatmeal, cinnamon and honey in the morning and I am good till noon. Feel great, too. Not sure what the deal is, but sure am glad I found it again.

For those that are into it, I am using rolled quick oats. I like 'em.
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Old 05-22-19, 06:49 PM
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1/2 cup quick oats mixed with vegan chocolate protein powder is my go to ride breakfast.
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Oatmeal has a low glycemic index, keeping one fueled for a long time. I can not tolerate big breakfasts - sausage, pancakes, etc., as others can. Oatmeal for me!! (NOT the instant variety, though)

"Oatmeal has long been a common breakfast food. ... Because oatmeal has a low glycemic index, it can help maintain glucose levels. This can be beneficial for people with diabetes, who especially need to manage their blood sugar levels. Oatmeal in its pure form may reduce the amount of insulin a patient needs."

Glycemic indexes of 60 foods

https://www.health.harvard.edu/disea...-for-100-foods

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Old 05-22-19, 08:23 PM
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Give steel cut oats a try for something a little different. More texture than rolled although they take about 20 minutes to cook. I grind them up in a spice grinder and put the resulting oat flour in smoothies too.
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Old 05-22-19, 08:48 PM
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My go to breakfast, I make two servings at night:

- Bob's Red Mill Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats,
- milk,
- yogurt,
- blueberries,
- raisins

Add roasted almonds and maybe strawberries in the morning. I eat this 5 or 6 times a week.
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Old 05-22-19, 09:27 PM
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Ditto, oatmeal. It's often my pre-ride meal, even at night if I'm hungry. Oatmeal, sliced banana, some unsweetened Greek yogurt, mixed in a bowl with some spices -- usually cinnamon and turmeric. If I add sweetener it'll be a teaspoon of brown sugar.

I experiment with different types, but usually stick with the convenience of the quick-cook microwavable types. Presumably these are just pre-cooked a bit. But some are close to steel cut rolled oats in texture and flavor without the 20 minute cook times.

I don't feel blood sugar bonks as an adult, but I've noticed a connection between certain types of breakfasts and feeling bonky. The worst for me are pancakes and waffles. I've suspected it might be the syrup, so I've skipped that and tried something like stevia, or nothing as a sweetener. Not sure I notice any difference. Something about eating just pancakes or waffles on an empty stomach gives me a rebound effect of blood sugar rush/bonk. So I'll eat those only with a full breakfast including eggs, bacon and/or sausage, etc.
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I use the steel cut oats with some dried cranberries and a little brown sugar. This method isn't for everybody, but I put about 1 cup into a mason jar with enough water to cover the oats by ~4 cm. Leave it in the 'fridge overnight and then in the morning I microwave it until hot, add the cranberries and sugar. Works for me when I bike commute as it is super simple. But the texture is a bit different and many folks don't like this method.
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Old 05-22-19, 10:13 PM
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I eat oatmeal once or twice a day to cut the appetite. Non instant. I just add hot water and wait a few minutes.

No one ever got fat eating oatmeal. But I'm trying.
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Old 05-23-19, 07:39 AM
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I eat oatmeal once or twice a day to cut the appetite. Non instant. I just add hot water and wait a few minutes.

No one ever got fat eating oatmeal. But I'm trying.
We do 8 minutes in the microwave at a power of 8 - works for my wife and me with two bowls. Add nuts, raisins, fruit. She adds yogurt after it is cooked. 1/2 cup of oatmeal with 1 cup of water each bowl.
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Both the wife and I eat a large helping of oatmeal each day. I do it for breakfast and she takes one into work for lunch. By now I think we've tried just about everything imaginable to put in our oatmeal. My suggestion is to experiment and find a handful of things that you really like with it. One of the things we both enjoy is breaking up whole walnuts into it. My wife enjoys raisin, blueberries etc.
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Old 05-23-19, 08:25 AM
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Two eggs over easy and an English muffin keep me till noon. Oatmeal leaves me hungry in two hours. Twenty point drop in bad cholesterol with the eggs .
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I'm all about oatmeal. I toast 1 cup of Bob's Red Mill steel cut in some butter while I boil 2.5 cups of water. Boil it for 20 minutes, divide it into 4 containers and stick it in the refrigerator.

I have that with coffee 4 days in a row. I warm it up for 30 seconds in the microwave, add a splash of milk, then another 30 seconds. I add fresh ground cinnamon and local honey.

On the 5th day I eat an omelette with my coffee. Just eggs and fresh cracked black pepper.
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OK, my Scots DNA is showing again, but I am a big fan of oatmeal, particularly steel-cut ("Scottish" or "Irish").

Breakfast: grapefruit and two other fruits in season, often banana and golden delicious apple; lentil sprouts and either tofu or plain yogurt; steel cut oats topped with raw wheat germ (Bob's Red Mill, of course ) and ground flax seed.
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I have a small (1 quart) slow cooker that I plug in at night so my (steel cut) oats are ready in the morning--just add a little butter and brown sugar, and I'm good to go!
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I have eaten oatmeal (rolled oats), with blueberries, a little brown sugar and cinnamon for breakfast for a couple years now. I began eating it to lower my bad cholesterol. Cinnamon may also lower your blood pressure.
https://www.livestrong.com/article/2...lood-pressure/
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Oatmeal for breakfast,
Oatmeal Stout after dinner. (Breckenridge Brewery makes a tasty one.)
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Gee wiz, some of you make a simple oat meal dish into gourmet event. I hate taking time to eat, so quick and easy is it. Whatever works is the motto of the day.
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Gee wiz, some of you make a simple oat meal dish into gourmet event. I hate taking time to eat, so quick and easy is it. Whatever works is the motto of the day.
Guess you'll hate this then. I love oatmeal, Quaker Rolled Oats. A cup, add tablespoon of wheat germ, .25 cup of raisins, dash of ground cloves, dash of ground cinnamon, some maple flavoring. Slight over cover with hot water, wait a few minutes, then microwave for a minute and 40 seconds.
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I eat 2/3 cup of steel cut oats. A couple table spoons of Chia seeds, A scoop of Gold Standard double chocolate protein powder, some oats and honey granola, and a tablespoon or two of peanut butter. pour in the milk, mix and its a pretty good breakfast. No need to cook the steel cut oats. they provide a nutty crunchy texture.
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Gee wiz, some of you make a simple oat meal dish into gourmet event. I hate taking time to eat, so quick and easy is it. Whatever works is the motto of the day.
I don't even bother to cook oats. Generic old-fashioned oats, raisins, cold tap water. Ready in 15 seconds tops.
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Originally Posted by August West View Post
Give steel cut oats a try for something a little different. More texture than rolled although they take about 20 minutes to cook. I grind them up in a spice grinder and put the resulting oat flour in smoothies too.
If you need to cut time in the morning you can bring the steel cut to a boil for 1 minute (no longer) and leave set overnight. Just warm it up in the morning.

Then again, for those of us no longer in the mouse race 20 minutes in the morning is no big deal.
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Touring breakfast of champions, milk porridge with sultanas. Can be hard finding the oats in some countries though. They're expensive in Japan.
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I'm eating some right now with a little fruit and a fried egg on top.
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Think I'm going to buy some stock in oatmeal companies!

Wife does overnight oats. Regular for me, no added salt or other items in the box. Quick cook, so 90 seconds in the microwave.
Made with non-fat milk, then add cinnamon and blueberries. Top off with mini wheat bagel and I'm good for the ride.
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