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 Post subject: mega mass oatmeal
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:48 pm 
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i'm one of those people who hardly can live without my oatmeal in the morning so i usually try to come up with some various recepies. since i've been getting way too little sat fats in my diet i thought it was about time to change that. which led to this the latest combination:

oatmeal
cocoa
cinnamon
roasted coconut flakes
hazel nuts
brown sugar (kinda optional).

it tastes like heaven. i usually serve it with oat or rice milk.

what's your favourite oatmeal recepies?

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 Post subject: Re: mega mass oatmeal
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:47 pm 
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xjohanx wrote:
since i've been getting way too little sat fats in my diet


The body needs saturated fats ? ... maybe we need a little bit, a 9:1 ratio between ins. and sat., like found in veg. oils, nuts and seeds, avocado, etc.
should be enough, right ? While in meat and animal products it's 1:9 for saturated !

Yeah I really like oatmeal in the morning, I usually mix oat flakes and oat bran with one or more of those :
apple and cinnamon Chia with apple sauce or banana, raisins, cranberries or other fruits, maple syrup, soymilk, ricemilk or other beverage...

But most of the time I keep it really simple, only plain oatmeal with nothing, or I boil the raisins in the water that's gonna be use to cook the oat flakes, so it adds some natural sugar.

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GOATMEAL!!! :D

I like to eat mine with bananas and cinnimon and raw almonds. Yum yum


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 Post subject: Re: mega mass oatmeal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:06 am 
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I'm Your Man wrote:
xjohanx wrote:
since i've been getting way too little sat fats in my diet


The body needs saturated fats ? ... maybe we need a little bit, a 9:1 ratio between ins. and sat., like found in veg. oils, nuts and seeds, avocado, etc.
should be enough, right ? While in meat and animal products it's 1:9 for saturated !


sat fats are supposed to be good for t-levels which is awesome for good ole muscles :)

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But most of the time I keep it really simple, only plain oatmeal with nothing, or I boil the raisins in the water that's gonna be use to cook the oat flakes, so it adds some natural sugar.


cool idea! usually i'm lazy and make my oatmeal in the microwave but if i don't i will totally try this! thanks

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 Post subject: Re: mega mass oatmeal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:28 am 
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xjohanx wrote:
cool idea! usually i'm lazy and make my oatmeal in the microwave but if i don't i will totally try this! thanks


I don't even cook them. I blend the oats so it's almost oat flour and add a banana, some PB, rice protein and soymilk. Blend it all again and eat.

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 Post subject: Re: mega mass oatmeal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:40 am 
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VeganDude wrote:
xjohanx wrote:
cool idea! usually i'm lazy and make my oatmeal in the microwave but if i don't i will totally try this! thanks


I don't even cook them. I blend the oats so it's almost oat flour and add a banana, some PB, rice protein and soymilk. Blend it all again and eat.


dude, that's hardcore :wink:
when i was bulking like a year ago i blended the oats with chocolate soymilk, cocoa, spi and peanuts. it tasted like snickers :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:04 am 
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I either just have the oats with cold soy milk, or I put boiling water into the oats and eat them like that. I like them to stay chunky / chewy rather than grind them into a paste. I like it with chopped dates, nummy. Makes it taste like it has syrup in it almost, dates are great

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My favourite is to eat the oatmeal with soy yoghurt and lots of chopped fruit. It is also really tasty to eat it with fruit and coconutmilk. Or Fruit and icecream. Just with fruit is also ok :) .


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bronco wrote:
My favourite is to eat the oatmeal with soy yoghurt and lots of chopped fruit. It is also really tasty to eat it with fruit and coconutmilk. Or Fruit and icecream. Just with fruit is also ok :) .


damn, oatmeal and ice cream?? i must try it now!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:53 am 
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it's amazing ho wmany people hate oatmeal. every day i bring my oatmeal to work. just oats cinnimon and raw almonds and everyday SOMEONE comes up to me and is totally weirded out that i eat oatmeal. bizarre. how ca nsomeone not like OATS!

then i come to this forum and i feel better. all hail oatmeal.


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thendanisays wrote:
it's amazing ho wmany people hate oatmeal. every day i bring my oatmeal to work. just oats cinnimon and raw almonds and everyday SOMEONE comes up to me and is totally weirded out that i eat oatmeal. bizarre. how ca nsomeone not like OATS!

then i come to this forum and i feel better. all hail oatmeal.


I guess they find weird everything that is different. What do they eat, sandwiches with meat and cheese ?

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 Post subject: Re: mega mass oatmeal
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:38 am 
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xjohanx wrote:

sat fats are supposed to be good for t-levels which is awesome for good ole muscles :)



This is true. However, saturated fats are not essential, just as cholesterol is not essential - your body makes them. Eating more will not increase your testosterone levels. The only essential fats (those that we need but cannot synthesize) are the omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Mono-unsaturated fats, sometimes referred to as oleic or omega 9 are not essential since your body makes them but you need to be eating enough of the essential fatty acids for the building blocks. It is found in plant sources, such as olives and avocados. However, eating additional mono-unsaturated fats appears to be neutral at the least and beneficial in some aspects.

If you are on a very low fat diet, then you risk fatty acids deficiencies - both essential and non-essential.

And getting back to oats - we like any form of them in this house!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:09 am 
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thendanisays wrote:
it's amazing ho wmany people hate oatmeal. every day i bring my oatmeal to work. just oats cinnimon and raw almonds and everyday SOMEONE comes up to me and is totally weirded out that i eat oatmeal. bizarre. how ca nsomeone not like OATS!

then i come to this forum and i feel better. all hail oatmeal.


if they hate let em hate and watch the oatmeals pile up :wink:

here almost everyones seems to love their oats. except raw foodist i guess :)

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xjohanx wrote:

sat fats are supposed to be good for t-levels which is awesome for good ole muscles :)



This is true. However, saturated fats are not essential, just as cholesterol is not essential - your body makes them. Eating more will not increase your testosterone levels. The only essential fats (those that we need but cannot synthesize) are the omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Mono-unsaturated fats, sometimes referred to as oleic or omega 9 are not essential since your body makes them but you need to be eating enough of the essential fatty acids for the building blocks. It is found in plant sources, such as olives and avocados. However, eating additional mono-unsaturated fats appears to be neutral at the least and beneficial in some aspects.


seriously? thanks for the info. are you totally sure that you can't boost t-production by eating sat fats and (or hypothetically) cholesterol

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:55 pm 
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Perhaps you could if you were not eating enough of the building blocks for cholesterol and saturated fatty acid synthesis. Of course, this would mean that you are suffering some type of malnutrition and are probably vitamin deficient (fat soluble vitamins).

Excess cholesterol and saturated fat will not increase testosterone levels. If this were true the the US would be a country of people with outrageous testosterone levels. Just as excess protein will not make bigger muscles.

I'm not going to give a physiology lesson in testosterone synthesis. You can google it or read a physiology book - so long as they are good sources. I'm sure there are some things you can do to alter your testosterone levels naturally but I don't believe eating saturated fats will have any effect on a well-nourished body.


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I really enjoy cooking WHOLE OAT GROATS overnight on low and then having them in the mroning, so rich and creamy


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