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    Old 01-18-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
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    Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    Well, I am so super confused with 'oatmeal'. I hear it on here all the time, but I'm from holland so I have no idea what all these different types all mean and if they even sell it here.
    Anyway, I bought these 'rolled oats' yesterday. It's called this. And its nutritional value:
    100 grams
    352 kcal
    protein 13.5 g
    carbohydrates 58.7 g
    fat 7.0 g

    Is this the right type? I mean...they always say... Don't take that type of oatmeal, do take that type. And rolled oats were supposed to be good. But this is the type you add milk to and put in the microwave for a minute. I'm guessing that means instant. God I am so confused with english. Sorry. But instant was supposed to be bad. So what the heck is it? Is it okay to put a teaspoon sugar in it, even though I'm trying to lose weight? How many calories are in a teaspoon of sugar? Because I really dislike eating it when it's not sweet at all.

    Another type I got is Quaker oatmeal 100% natural:
    100 grams
    370 kcal
    protein 11
    carbohydrates 62 g
    fat 8 g

    Please help me! What would be better too. Oatmeal for in the morning with a teaspoon of sugar, or wholegrain bread with whatever?

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    Old 01-18-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    I posted a similar question about oatmeal and learned that the 1 minutes oatmeal isn't so good as your body processes it very quickly - whereas the "Old Fashioned" variety is processed slowly and hence, you feel fuller longer.

    The quick cook oatmeal looks like flakes whereas the old fashioned looks like a grain thats been sliced.

    I just recently discovered 'groats' - which is the oat in its natural state. It looks and taste similar to barley.

    Instead of havnig sugar with oatmeal, how about a tbsp of raisens/sultanas? If you stop putting sugar in it you'll just get used to it.

     
    Old 01-18-2005, 07:09 PM   #3
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    What about Kashi oatmeal? That's what I've been eating and it's sooo good. I'll post the label if you want.

     
    Old 01-18-2005, 07:10 PM   #4
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    i can't eat oatmeal..

     
    Old 01-19-2005, 06:28 AM   #5
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    justanothergirl,

    Rolled Oats are just fine and bothe examples you gave are pretty much the same thing. Best is to eat it unsweetened but a little sweetness often enhances the taste...as little as you can tolerate is best. Sometimes a squirt of honey after serving tastes JUST RIGHT.
    I like to add brown sugar and LOTS of cinnamon while cooking (If you can call 5 minutes "cooking.")

     
    Old 01-19-2005, 06:54 AM   #6
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    What do you think about the Kashi kind? I'ts the cinnamon apple flavor, mmmm. (Sorry Losec but it's not the BEST food in the world, I'm sure you'll be alright. Here's the nutrition facts
    Calories 160

    CALORIES FROM FAT: 20

    TOTAL FAT 2G

    SATURATED FAT 0G

    trans FAT 0G

    SODIUM 130MG

    POTASSIUM 260MG

    TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 33G

    DIETARY FIBER 5G

    SOLUBLE FIBER 2G

    INSOLUBLE FIBER 3G Btw, all this fiber, does that meat there is a total of 10g!! I think so, wow cool.

    SUGARS 13G(Do you think that's alot?)

    OTHER CARBOHYDRATES 15G

    PROTEIN 4

    vitamin A (25% DV as beta carotene) 25%
    vitamin c 50%
    Calcium 10%
    Iron 10%
    Vitamin E 100%
    Vitamin B6 100%
    Folic acid 100%
    Vitamin B12 100%
    Zinc 10%
    PLEASE PLEASE comment or criticize about it, I PERSONALLY thought it looked pretty good, but would the all natural plain be ALOT better. I'm tellin ya this stuff is great! Sorry Losec You have your good cereals anyways.

     
    Old 01-19-2005, 08:42 PM   #7
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    Okay okay, I'll make it a simpler question....is it too much sugar? ANybody?? Or is there a more preferrable kind?

     
    Old 01-20-2005, 06:38 AM   #8
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    Perhaps too much sugar,

    The QUAKER OATS Old Fashioned (5 minutes) has 150 calories per serving with only ONE (1) gram of sugar...and 5 grams of protein.

     
    Old 01-20-2005, 06:47 AM   #9
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

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    Perhaps too much sugar,

    The QUAKER OATS Old Fashioned (5 minutes) has 150 calories per serving with only ONE (1) gram of sugar...and 5 grams of protein.
    Do you add sugar? Or just eat it plain? I just checked the label from the Kashi oatmeal and it's all natural ingredients, not even any fructose syrup!

     
    Old 01-20-2005, 01:15 PM   #10
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    13 grams of sugar wont kill you. in fact, you would be hard pressed to find someone that would tell you that it made any difference, no matter how much others would disagree. Eating a perfectly balanced day or "perfect" foods is really pointless. I mean, how can you truly enjoy life if you are so concerned about the sugar content in a bowl of OATMEAL. If you LOVE it, which you clearly do, ENJOY it. Switch up your breakfasts with a variety of foods, (and not all have to be perfectly healthy!) and you will be fine, and you may actually enjoy eating again..

     
    Old 01-20-2005, 01:17 PM   #11
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    Jessicca,

    You can eat it however you like. I put either a little sugar or a little honey in mine and a little bit of butter.

     
    Old 01-20-2005, 01:43 PM   #12
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    Yah, I know I can eat it, I guess I just wanted to hear or read what others had to say. I'm going to eat it anyhow cause I love it!

     
    Old 01-21-2005, 08:43 AM   #13
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    I add cottage cheese to my oatmeal for added protein. Besides, I found this is the best way to eat cottage cheese and still be able to stomach it.

     
    Old 01-24-2005, 10:38 PM   #14
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    Losec,
    Actually, being Celiac, you CAN eat oatmeal. Go to the Celiac.*** website, go to their search box, and type in, "Oatmeal." There you can read all the new studies that have been done pertaining to adults AND children with Celiac Disease and the consumption of Oats.
    P.S. Moderators, please don't ban me!! I hope that website that I half-posted was okay. If not, please just remove it instead of banning me. Please?

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    Old 01-25-2005, 05:42 AM   #15
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    Re: Is my oatmeal okay? I'm confused with which ones are ok

    I use the 2 minute Quaker Oatmeal and add either peanut butter, soymilk, or crushed up graham crackers. Sometimes yogurt is good on top or some fruit too. Mmm...

     
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