Why is oatmeal so heavily associated with bodybuilding?
It's healthy, but it's not like it's insanely healthy. Compared to other breakfast foods, like Icelandic yogurt or Cottage cheese, it seems lacking. Compared to other grains, like quinoa and couscous, it seems lacking.
Can anyone tell me why it's such a meme food? None of my research has found it to have any special properties that make it stand out.
Better in almost every regard. Hell, Greek yogurt is even easier than oats, you don't even need to boil water.
This doesn't explain why bodybuilders swear by oats. Why isn't Greek yogurt, or any other readily available healthy food, the meme? Why oats?
Oats are inexpensive as fuck, what's so hard to understand?
Out of school, my first year on my own and I'm trying to save up for a house. When I have the money to be eating better quality shit then I will but in the mean time ima stick to these fucking oats.
pic related, I eat one of these every day before bed.
It's really fucking great mate.
I always buy 500g frozen berrries (strawberries or raspberries) and several packs Quark.
I then boil some water and let 100g berries sit in it for a minute to defrost them. Then I just mix the berries in the water and the quark until it's creamy, almost like yoghurt.
Tastes 100x better than any artificial strawberry yoghurt and has godly macros.
I just happen to be eating low fat cottage cheese right now (they were out of non-fat)
The protein/carb ratio is just about on-par with quark (2.25 prot/carb vs Quark's 3.0)
I'd still like to try quark tho
To be honest even if i did have heaps of money id still eat oats everyday.
I eat a huge bowl for breakfast and then another bowl mid-afternoon.
Oats are cheap as fuck, give you long lasting energy, are pretty calorie rich and you can add shit like yogurt, fruit or whatever to make them interesting. Whats not to love?
I half and half rice/lentils for my din dins, but lentils take too long to cook in the morning. I can prepare my oats the night before and just eat up good and get on with my day.
It's a meme like SS.
it's pretty much 90% carbs 10% protein, and yet it's not even the best source of carbs (lentils, sweet potatos, etc).
basically just fat fucks who like eating oatmeal with tons of sugary shit and convincing themselves it's healthy.
I only eat oatmeal with 2.5 scoops of peanut butter whey (300cal oats and 300cal whey), anything else is just shitty carb craving excuses.
The old slow carb mumbo jumbo:
For a period after ingesting the meal, insulin will be increased and lipolysis (fat burning) will stop due to this. Once the insulin has returned to normal, you will be burning fat again. The greater the insulin spike (ie: sugars etc) the greater the decreased % of fat the body uses as fuel but the shorter the duration of the spike. A longer slower spike (oats, complex carbs) will have a higher % of fats being burned (but still reduced from normal) but will last longer resulting in a similar net fat burnt for identical macros in the meal.
Quark is way too protein dense to consume it along with meat and other protein sources on a daily.
You don't need much protein, just 1.2-1.8 grams per kg as an upper limit
Oatmeal has fiber. The cholesterol in meat and eggs attaches itself to the oats and flushes out of the digestive system. Without oats, the cholesterol would make its way to the arteries, giving you circulatory and heart problems.