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    Oatmeal Question


    I currently eat the steel cut oats you cook on the stove. But im going to college next year and was going to eat quaker quik oats but have heard you should stay away from them? thoughts

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    Seems as though the quick or instant oats won't keep your blood sugar stablized as well as the steel cut or 100% rolled oats. The more stable your blood sugar throughout the day is, the better chance you have at building muscle and fat burning; provided that your diet is on point.
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    you can get the original quaker oats, they cook in about the same amount of time in the microwave. i usally throw one cup of it in a bowl and pour some milk in and cook it for 3.5 minutes. i think the instant taste like crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by sumbum801 View Post
    you can get the original quaker oats, they cook in about the same amount of time in the microwave. i usally throw one cup of it in a bowl and pour some milk in and cook it for 3.5 minutes. i think the instant taste like crap
    Thats what I do. Throw in a TBSP of natty pb and some protein. Full meal in less than 5 min.
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    putting some almonds in there is good too!
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    I didnt mean the instant my bad i went the microwave kind for like 3-5 min. Is this strait to eat? I really wont have access to a stove so it looks like this is my best option next to ezekial cereal which is out the ass expensive
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    there's two types of the quaker oats that come in that big container. one is original and the oats are well.. oats, and then there is another kind that is instant. the only difference between the two is the texture as the instant is grainier, and shredded. The only difference between your steel oats and quaker is the quaker oats are rolled, so they can be cooked faster. just as good tho!
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    If you still want to eat the steel cut oats, you can prepare them in the microwave by letting the soak over night or you can get yourself a small rice cooker and make them in there.
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    Thats a good idea pmiller i didnt know you could soak them over night. where can you get rice cookers and how much are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rah22491 View Post
    Thats a good idea pmiller i didnt know you could soak them over night. where can you get rice cookers and how much are they?
    Walmart etc, for $40. I would usually pour boiling water and just soak them overnight. Then you just microwave them the next morning, pretty quick and painless. Also you're really splitting hairs for steelcut vs. old-fashioned oats IMO. You're going to be active, if it's too big of an inconvenience just do what you can.
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    Walmart, bed bath and beyond, internet (amazon), kmart, sears, lots of places bro and if you want a sick one get a "tiger" rice cooker, i love my rice!!!!

    EDIT: damn you beat me!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by just93 View Post
    Walmart, bed bath and beyond, internet (amazon), kmart, sears, lots of places bro and if you want a sick one get a "tiger" rice cooker, i love my rice!!!!

    EDIT: damn you beat me!!!!!
    As much as I hate to say it, Wal-Mart might very well be the cheapest option! Just try not to get trampled when you are making your way over there!
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    Lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggravated View Post
    As much as I hate to say it, Wal-Mart might very well be the cheapest option! Just try not to get trampled when you are making your way over there!
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    my take


    I hate cooked oatmeal, too slimey for me. I just find a knock off brand of Quaker oats that taste good and a lot cheaper. What I do is mix my whey protein, Almonds and Oats into a bowl then add Hot tap water and enjoy. Way Faster and Taste Like Candy!
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    +1 on adding the whey protein. I typically try to add a scoop of vanilla in with my oats...tastes good and smells good to boot.
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    I agree big time with adding whey protein to my oatmeal. (after it has cooled for a few minutes)

    The oats you are looking for are called "old fashioned" oatmeal. Those are the regular rolled oats. They take 5 minutes to cook on the stovetop, or 5 minutes on half power in the microwave.

    The order of preference for oats is this:

    Steel Cut > Old Fashioned > Quick Oats > Instant

    The cooking time are (respectively):

    20 minutes > 5 minutes > 1 or 2 minutes > add hot water.
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    quaker also steams the instant oats, allowing it took cook faster. So it's steamed and also chopped smaller.

    i think the fact you're not eating flapjacks, and sugary cereals, or god forbid a bearclaw during college is already remarkable.

    even with instant oatmeal with sugar added your roommates are going to think you are nuts.

    so you're already ahead of the game...
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    Actually you guys are wrong, there are 3 types of quaker oats: old fashioned, quick cook, and instant. Instant is the only one you should stay away from, as it is very very high GI. Quick cook is the same as old fashioned but they are shredded. If you're going to blend the old fashioned ones, you're making them just as high GI as the quick cook ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homesliceyea View Post
    Actually you guys are wrong, there are 3 types of quaker oats: old fashioned, quick cook, and instant. Instant is the only one you should stay away from, as it is very very high GI. Quick cook is the same as old fashioned but they are shredded. If you're going to blend the old fashioned ones, you're making them just as high GI as the quick cook ones.
    Interesting tidbit and contrary to your common-sense answer, grinding oats doesnt raise their GI. See Does blending oats in shake make it more glycemic?
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    idk about other colleges but my college offers very little nutritional meals at the dining hall so make sure you bring some of your own stuff :hot:
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    I started my Havoc cycle and want to stick to good complex carbs.....best I am thinking is gonna be oatmeal. I guess after a few weeks I will be sick of it but I figure I can squeeze in about 200 - 250 grams of carbs from them a day.

    Plus they aren't expensive. Just buy those big jugs. lol
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    get some waxy maiz
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    Quote Originally Posted by maurice02 View Post
    I started my Havoc cycle and want to stick to good complex carbs.....best I am thinking is gonna be oatmeal. I guess after a few weeks I will be sick of it but I figure I can squeeze in about 200 - 250 grams of carbs from them a day.

    Plus they aren't expensive. Just buy those big jugs. lol
    Im not sure what your macros look like, but I love coconut oil for bulking too. They're Medium chain triglycerides - that have been shown to boost metabolism, thyroid function, and sat. fats are positively linked w/ test levels. Nice and dense too, so if you won't feel stuffed We're getting a 20oz container that will be even more economical next week.
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    Thanks for all the info guys. Lots of interesting stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by maurice02 View Post
    I guess after a few weeks I will be sick of it but I figure I can squeeze in about 200 - 250 grams of carbs from them a day.

    Plus they aren't expensive. Just buy those big jugs. lol
    If you get sick of oatmeal, there's always shredded wheat.
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