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Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 4:19 AM
Hey folks,

I almost always workout in the morning, doing P90X (or running on the rest/stretching days). I've heard conflicting information about whether or not oatmeal is an acceptable morning meal for various reasons. I usually include half a banana and a scoop of Creatine in there too.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Robert
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 5:24 AM as a reply to startinover2day.
Depends on what "type" of oatmeal. The microwave oven loaded with fake fruits or brown sugar kind?

Or are we talking steel cut oats?

If it's the later. Awesome.
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 5:45 AM as a reply to startinover2day.
startinover2day:
Hey folks,

I almost always workout in the morning, doing P90X (or running on the rest/stretching days). I've heard conflicting information about whether or not oatmeal is an acceptable morning meal for various reasons. I usually include half a banana and a scoop of Creatine in there too.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Robert


Hi Robert,

Oatmeal is a great breakfast option. I have plain Quaker Oats with some flax every morning. You just want to stay away from anything sweetened with sugar or artificial flavors.

To jazz it up a bit, sprinkle in some cinnamon, or stevia, or cut fruit like an apple (you already mention you do a banana, which is great).

Do you have your breakfast before or after your morning workout? You don't want to eat too close to your workout time beforehand because your body will be busy digesting your food.

I hope this helps!
--Nate
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 6:41 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Good point. It's not the instant crap, but not steel cut either. I can't find steel cut in my grocery store, so it's the regular oats. Thoughts?

Finish up what I've got and find steel cut in the meantime?
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 6:53 AM as a reply to startinover2day.
Yeah, just finish what you got. Quaker makes steel cut. Should be able to find them near the other oatmeal. If not ask a store guy to help you.
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 7:02 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Cool, thanks!
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 7:06 AM as a reply to coachnatep.
Thanks, Nate. I do the cinnamon & stevia thing, along with a little bit of vanilla.

I eat after my morning workout. Any guidelines for how long I should wait after my workout before I eat something like oatmeal?
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 7:19 AM as a reply to startinover2day.
Not 100% sure But I think its an hour after you excersie that you should eat because thats when your body burns the calories the quickiest.
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 8:10 AM as a reply to startinover2day.
startinover2day:
Thanks, Nate. I do the cinnamon & stevia thing, along with a little bit of vanilla.

I eat after my morning workout. Any guidelines for how long I should wait after my workout before I eat something like oatmeal?


You can pretty much eat right away after a workout. If you're drinking a recovery drink right after the workout, wait a good half-hour or hour after the recovery drink.
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 8:14 AM as a reply to startinover2day.
Also there's not really a ton of difference nutritionally between steel-cut oats and rolled oats. Lots of people recommend steel-cut because they tend to take longer to eat and digest because they haven't been flattened. Health-wise though, you're getting the same thing.
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RE: Oatmeal for breakfast?
11/14/12 1:15 PM as a reply to coachnatep.
All great feedback, thanks everyone!
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