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I'm done with oats!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I was wrong... I thought that eating rolled oats with my eggs would fill me up and keep me going, but this past week I've noticed that, on the days I eat them, I have a huge sugar crash about 2 hours later -- headache, sick to my stomach, very hungry, very grumpy. On the days that I eat an equal-calorie meal of eggs, veggies, meats, and fruit, I feel absolutely fine. BLARGH!

I was wrong about you, oats... we're breaking up (again). I mean, I could cook steel-cut oats, but I don't have time for that, plus I don't really even care enough to bother -- I prefer to eat veggie omelets with fruit and bacon. It doesn't spike my blood sugar and I don't get the slump a few hours later.

Live and learn. Then adjust. Lol.
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    P.S. Trader Joe's also has gluten-free oats that are a lot cheaper! I try to stock up on a few bags whenever I travel to a Trader Joe's store. The closest one to me is over and hour away. :(
    2648 days ago
    I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free old fashion oats. I find that they cook up less sticky, so I guess they are not as processed as some oats. They seem to stick with me longer and not cause a blood sugar crash. I also got rid of the high-glycemic banana I used to slice up and add to it. I replaced it with 1/2 chopped small apple. I noticed a difference in my blood sugar rise after that, no crash.
    2648 days ago
  • KIPPER15
    I always use old fashioned oats. i love oatmeal for breakfast with some fruit. It seems to hold me pretty well. emoticon
    2648 days ago
  • _BABE_
    I agree. When I make quick oats it does not stick with me so to speak. Try making a batch of steel cut oats and then before it gets cool put it in a container in the fridge. I then cut it into equal portions and am able to warm it up with almond milk in the microwave at another time.....QUICK and easy.
    2649 days ago
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