- 07-07-2008, 02:39 AM
- 07-07-2008, 03:56 AM
it's actually, all kidding aside, a hell of a part of a good breakfast. Has good fiber and nutrients, and while it's complex, it still moves through you to break the fast at a good speed. A big bowl of that with milk and a chopped up banana with a protein drink to wash it all down is a great breakfast (if wanting to gain body mass more than wanting to 'cut').
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07-07-2008, 06:47 PM
07-07-2008, 06:49 PM
I swear by porridge for the last.. oh probably 6+ years. If I'm in a rush I use oatbran, or steel-cut oats if I've got time.
I just never was a cereal fan. The way it swims around in the milk, nah. I like some solid bone-sticking porridge
07-08-2008, 12:03 AM
07-08-2008, 09:53 AM
I am skeptical on this one... I don't think Wheaties are a very good source of nutrition. Cereals in general really.
07-08-2008, 09:58 AM
Wheaties are fine if mixed with some fat and protein.
I like the Kashi GoLEAN Crunch!...
serv. - 1c
cal - 200
fat - 4.5 [4 being mono and poly uns.]
carb. - 36
fiber - 8
protein - 9
07-08-2008, 11:01 AM
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07-08-2008, 02:34 PM
Skim milk and honey are not sugar...honey is glucose not a simple sugar, skim milk has next to no sugar in it at all.
07-08-2008, 03:57 PM
07-08-2008, 04:25 PM
Every milk product I've seen has ~12g of sugar (lactose) per cup...
"Lactose is a disaccharide that consists of β-D-galactose and β-D-glucose fragments bonded through a β1-4 glycosidic linkage."
Lactose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Honey gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose"
Honey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I'm not trying to e-argue or anything. I just find it odd that you snubbed the sugar in cereal, yet defend the sugar in honey and milk.
Honestly, I eat it ALL!
07-08-2008, 04:37 PM
You can't compare fructose to the sugar they put in cereals. Glucose and Fructose are simple sugars you're right I got it backwards it's complex sugars that are bad like sugar itself is sucrose made of of two simple sugars. (glucose and fructose).
07-08-2008, 04:54 PM
I wouldn't sweat the 4g of sugars in Kashi, what I would sweat is the protein source; Darned Soy!
As for flavouring your oatmeal, lots of good tricks I've used over the years. For spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice and Cardamon
Others: Berries or A bit of Raspberry Crystal Light. Also a vanilla/berry protein powder works too.
It may sound crazy, but chocolate protein powder + cocoa powder makes an awesome bowl of porridge. It's like eating a bowl of melted chocolate if done right.
07-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Honestly, I wouldn't sweat any of it. It's all too minimal to worry about, IMO. I get burnt out when I start micro-managing every single thing, ya know. So, I stick to basics and it is working well. Of course, if you are really serious (like want to get on stage), then this may be of concern.
So, yeah, eat your cereal and oats. Just don't smother the stuff in sugar or other carb-laden sweeteners.
07-08-2008, 05:05 PM
Yah like you said pick your battles, it's just that I don't trust processed foods much. Cereals are one of the area's of concern for me.
I believe in keeping your diet fairly clean and if you start to go nuts have a treat. Some treats are better than others though. I try to keep almonds and dates around for such an occasion and I have the odd low carb protein bar. I will also sometimes eat a small portion of gelato for a treat as well. I just keep my everyday food fairly clean. I advize trainees to do the same.
07-08-2008, 05:46 PM
07-09-2008, 12:32 AM
1 cup oatmeal with 2 servings of brown sugar (8g), the bomb, no doubt. and i agree with shakes on this, lets face it, most of us arent pros. we can spare 10 g of sugar.
07-09-2008, 10:22 AM
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