Easy way to add complex carbs to your diet
- 03-03-2010, 05:28 PM
Easy way to add complex carbs to your diet
Get an electronic coffee grinder and use that to grind up your oats into a pretty fine powder. Then you can just mix it with water or whatever else and chug it. Very easy way to add calories and quality carbs to your diet without having to go through the hassle of eating a bowl of oatmeal.
It would take me 5 minutes to eat a bowl of oats if I was really trying but it only takes about 15 seconds seconds to chug it!
- 03-03-2010, 09:13 PM
This worked really well for me. The texture in my shakes is kind of awful though, but better than eating a whole bowl of plain oats.
- 03-03-2010, 09:23 PM
haha tried this the other day without grinding the oats,
from now on they will be ground lol
03-03-2010, 09:26 PM
Yeah the first time I did it I tried it without grinding the oats haha, my throat did not like it. Then I used a really old blender and it did the trick. Grind the oats first though, not with the drink.
03-03-2010, 09:29 PM
My gf has one of those little magic bullet things im gonna try out.
03-03-2010, 09:30 PM
03-03-2010, 09:44 PM
talk about texture, im sure youve tried drinking raw eggs before right?
wow is all i have to say.
03-03-2010, 09:45 PM
eggs blended into orange juice isn't too bad.
03-03-2010, 09:50 PM
03-03-2010, 10:01 PM
I lost all hope for taste and enjoyment with food a long time ago. Chicken and rice and eggs taste like cardboard at this point, and oats are just another 10-15 second discomfort while I slam down the shake. I HATE the texture, and most shakes taste terrible, but it's over in a couple seconds and you can drink some water. I just don't like stuff that upsets my stomach like some weight gainers and creatine powders. Eating regular oatmeal takes longer and I find myself poking around the bowl on days I'm not hungry. This way I just force it down.
03-03-2010, 10:04 PM
03-03-2010, 10:18 PM
For my little bit of morning carbs I get, I'll probably just mix them in water though, and have it with my egg whites to avoid any other calories. Maybe a little splenda to flavor it up (gym nutritionist said that's ok), but for bulking it's decent in the shake aside from feeling like you are swallowing saw dust. At this point I could probably blend up dog **** and drink it without making a face if someone told me it would get me bigger.
03-03-2010, 10:23 PM
try chicken + 1/2 a lemon squeezed on top, lightly peppered, and rice with 1 shake of worshestershire sauce. there's garlic, garlic powder, onions (burnt ones are a nice variation, mushrooms sauteed in olive oil placed on top of the chicken, etc). all of those ideas fit the constraints of bodybuilding, just watch the sodium of the worshestershire. balsalmic chicken is also really good, but the smell while its cooking is very unpleasant.
if you really get bored, you can try some indian seasoning (garam marsala for example), or cajun style your food. once bulking becomes boring, its too easy to just jump onto a cheat meal and screw up your gains. also, anything you do should be fun to some degree, so make your food something you enjoy.
03-03-2010, 10:51 PM
most women have them in their bedroom.
03-03-2010, 11:03 PM
03-03-2010, 11:41 PM
oh, you prebake your meals? try this : wrap the chicken breast after its cooled down in a leaf of lettuce. when you nuke it, keep the lettuce wrapped around it. after its done being microwaved, throw away the lettuce. this will help keep the moisture inside (what didn't get baked out).
that's the easiest way to do it without getting into sauces
another thing i like doing is cutting the chicken breast in half (sideways) and stuffing it with goat cheese and olives. when its heated up, not only does it taste good, but the goat cheese keeps a lot of its moisture.
03-03-2010, 11:45 PM
03-03-2010, 11:47 PM
i love food network! i just putz around in the kitchen and hope to god i didn't mess something up. thankfully i did learn a few tricks during that time
03-04-2010, 10:14 AM
Would grinding your oats down not make them much faster digesting and higher GI? I thought steel cut oats were much better for this reason since the texture is a lot rougher and thicker.
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