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    Everyone Bashes This, Your Thoughts?

    i was just wondering if instant oatmeal is really that shitty for you? im only 19 and its quick and easy for me and tastes good, im a slight ectomorph and i dont really worry about fat or anything like that

    i normally eat three packets in the morning with 5 hard-boiled egg whites

    the 3 packets alone are 390 cal/9g fat/78g carbs/9g protein/36g sugar

    its got a decent amount of sugar in it, everyone always talks about that, but is it really bad for someone like me who is 19, has a ridiculous metabolism, and is looking to put on mass?

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    well if you are not worried about getting fat, then i say have at it hoss! i on the other hand can gain weight very easy and have to do regular oats. and, i wish i was 19 again!

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    yeah i dont gain weight or fat at all easily, and i always hear everyone saying like oh be a man and eat regular ones, and its just easier to eat it this way with my tight schedule (work and college) so yeah, anybody elses thoughts?

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    Dude cook some real oats man!

    Bowl
    1 cup oats
    1 cup water
    1 cup milk

    Cook 2-3 mins in microwave

    Simple and fast

    Then u can make them taste how ever u want

    Bannana
    Honey
    Berrys

    These are all good options for u

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    I do the same as Base.....still quick and easy!

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    And if you really think you don't have the time (3 min) then just drink them, I just pour them into a bottled water and shake it up and drink/chew. It's actually pretty good.

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    ^^^^^ That sounds...strange. I need to give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyVegas View Post
    ^^^^^ That sounds...strange. I need to give it a try.
    Just make sure to check your teeth before smiling after your done! lol

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    ^^^ HaHa. Obviously kawi has drank oats before and had the same thing happen as me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    ^^^ HaHa. Obviously kawi has drank oats before and had the same thing happen as me.
    LMAO! Whew...thought I was the only one; didn't want to exactly point that out!

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    flavored oatmeal aside, are there additives in the regular instant oatmeal thats making them a worse choice?

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    like sgt hartman said, i will mix them in a blender with berries and protein, and just chug it!

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    ill give it a shot, whats the best type? like quaker? if i chop up some bananas in it is that okay?

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    yup, just depends on your goals. i get either quaker or whole foods has some with flax and other whole grains. but make sure they are plain oats.

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    alrighty sounds good, ill check it out, wish they sold like peaches and cream i could just throw in cause that shit is delicious hahha

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    well throw in some peaches, splenda, and some skim milk!

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    yeah im gonna try that, cant wait to do a shoppin spree at shop rite

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    Im running a comparison search and Im not seeing much of a difference in nutrients between them except that the regular instant does have 80 mg of sodium

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    What I do honestly in the morning.

    get the 1-1.5 cups 100% rolled oats, water and eat plain probably about 80-90% of the time.

    If I change up its 1 cup of the rolled oats and a packet of the flavored oat meal. Offseason of course

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    well im not competing or anything right now, im only 19 and im 5'7" 145 haha im not at that level yet, but i appreciate all the feedback guys, sincerely

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    1 cup raw oats with water and protien powder shake and drink, shake and drink till they're all gone mmmmmmm

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    I use quaker 1 minute(same tub as the old fashioned but i guess cut smaller?)...someone tried telling me the old fashioned had more fiber but i double checked and it had the same...cooks fast....no need for the silly expensive flavored...sometimes a half an apple sometimes raisins , almonds, always splenda

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    Man up and eat the real oats! They take just as long to cook in the microwave as that packet sh!t... and you don't get all the sugar and preservatives. HUGE deal for somebody in your position? Probably not. But why not pick the better of 2 options?

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    yeah ill do that, but i heard splenda is actually awful for your body, my parents always said when they took it, it gave them headaches and its shown to give severe headaches and other side effects

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    Quote Originally Posted by nguadagno View Post
    yeah ill do that, but i heard splenda is actually awful for your body, my parents always said when they took it, it gave them headaches and its shown to give severe headaches and other side effects
    i'm sure there are more but its actually only the second time i've heard it...i'd be a good study for art. sweetners...started with equal at age 18/19 and splenda a few years back...turn 42 next month...lots of it!

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    wait lots of what? headaches? or splenda hahah

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    Has anyone tried the No sugar packet kind? its flavored but no sugar.

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    In moderation, I don't think you need to worry about splenda or other artificial sweeteners. It's these people who drink nothing BUT diet soda, etc. who wind up with problems from what i've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nguadagno View Post
    wait lots of what? headaches? or splenda hahah
    Sorry that was confusing as hell...ive used equal and splenda ALOT for 20 years...never had any headaches....only the occasional..but i've heard one friend say the same you mentioned about the headaches

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    I'm probably beating a dead horse but I'll give my standardized reply as this comes up very often.

    You're talking about 36g of sugar in your breakfast versus a potential zero. Ectomorph or not, why take in 40g of table sugar when it's no more difficult to just microwave some plan instant oats and pour in a couple packets of stevia. Literally, we're talking about maybe 12 seconds difference in prep time, lol. It's like eating lunch meat if you already had some cooked chicken breasts sliced up in the fridge. Plain silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damienm05 View Post
    I'm probably beating a dead horse but I'll give my standardized reply as this comes up very often.

    You're talking about 36g of sugar in your breakfast versus a potential zero. Ectomorph or not, why take in 40g of table sugar when it's no more difficult to just microwave some plan instant oats and pour in a couple packets of stevia. Literally, we're talking about maybe 12 seconds difference in prep time, lol. It's like eating lunch meat if you already had some cooked chicken breasts sliced up in the fridge. Plain silly.
    maybe worse..

    i'd eat lunch meat before sweetened cereal/oatmeal..

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    i dont know if i can spare that 12 seconds though, time is crucial :P

    ps is lunch meat good to eat? obviously depends on the brand and what you are eating, but like is a ham sandwich awful for you? cause, im a sucker for a good ham and cheese and mustard sandwich, come one now, who isnt hahahah

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