Putting protein powder in oatmeal = bad? (also question about diet)

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by drew21, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. drew21

    drew21 Banned Banned

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    Is it alrite to throw in two scoops of protein in oatmeal for breakfast? I find oatmeal is very filling and curbs my appetit for some time and really makes me regular. But i've also heard that protein powder shouldnt only be mixed with a liquid and never heatet..supposed to have something to do with losing its protein when it gets cooked or something...

    Also, think you guys could give my diet a quick look over to see if i'm in the right track? I'm 5'7, 260lbs, aiming for 170lbs.

    Breakfast - 1 cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of low fat milk, 2 scoops of protein and 1/4 cup of raisin =500 calories

    Snack - apple and celery = 80 calories

    Lunch - 2 scoops of whey protein, 8 0z of water, 2 cups of spinach =250 calories

    Snack - 1 teaspoon of natural peanuts butter = 90 caloriea

    Dinner - 1 Chicken breast (cooked in 2 tbs of canola oil), two cups of broccoli, 2 cup of salad = 350 calories

    Snack - 1 apple, 1 tea spoon of peanut butter 170 calories

    On top of that I have 16-20 glasses of water a day and do cardio for 45 minutes X 5 times a week.
     
  2. joshetc

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    A lot of people here do it all the time. Muscle Milk or EvoPro in oatmeal is downright awesome. Also, I've done a scoop of protein with a half cup of oats and about 8oz of milk several times. Just eating it raw is still pretty damn good. If you get plain instant oats there is really nothing wrong with it. If you do heat it, add the protein toward the end (you can take it off the heat and add the protein and whisk it in.
     
  3. spirez

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    Even when losing weight i'm sure that you aren't getting enough calories. General reccomendation tends to be a 500 calorie deficit. So if average is 2500 per day, you want to be hitting around 2000 cal.

    Any less and research points out that body fat is more likely to return, possibly at a higher rate than before.

    Preferably eat 2250 and burn 250 through exercise.

    Of course what you really need to do is work out your individual calorie requirements though.

    Regarding the oats and protein, i find it tastes better to blend it all into a shake.

    I stick this lot in a blender

    100g oats

    30g protein powder

    1 cup milk

    1 banana

    handful of berries

    spinach to reduce the acidity (not sure how much i need to neutralise it though?)
     
  4. JinKazama

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    just add the protein on top after cooking the oatmeal
     
  5. RE: the diet, spirez is right, you eat too little and your ****bolism will slow down too much. i myself, (am not an expert), tell people not to worry as much about cutting calories, but getting the right calories. i would get at least 2000 calories.

    how many grams of protein is that a day? i might sub the lunch shake for some real food.

    get some more variety on the veggies: tomatoes, peppers, carrots
     
  6. this may sound stupid but, then stir it in? or do you eat it as a "topping"?
     
  7. MetaHuman

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    Either or... easier for most people to mix in, though.
     
  8. T_Money_

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    Ya, you can add protein to your oats, but don't nuke the powder. Nuke your oats w/ just enough water to make it to your taste, then add in some tap water and stir in your protein. Also, you're not eating anywhere near enough. You're a big fucker and you should be eating like 3k calories a day. Ya, this will be alot, but if you eat clean cals, you're body fat % will decrease and your lean mass will increase. Ditch the celery, it totally worthless. Eat 2 tblsp of pb, not a damn tsp. Take 3g of EFA's a day and eat lean protein and veggies w/ every meal (tho even I don't eat them at breakfast or before bed). Finish your day w/ a casein protein shake or a cup of low-fat cottage cheese.
     
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    store brand regular instant oatmeal + IDS vanilla cinnamon whey when in a hurry is outstanding.
     
  10. Zero_Sen

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    Vanilla whey + sliced banana + a handful of almonds in your morning oats is where it's at.

    I eat that cold with skim milk.

    OR: BSN chocolate (or any good chocolate) in your oats with a little natty peanut butter tastes far too good to be healthy.
     
  11. ChingChang

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    nothing wrong with cooking protein powder. some supplement companies sell oats+whey and say to cook it in microwave. Lots of people make their own protein bars using whey and casein, cook them in the oven.
     
  12. Tamil

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    You can put protein powder in a lot of stuff. In Gourmet Nutrition, every oatmeal dish has a scoop of powder in it. I could've sworn it even has a recipe for rice pudding (subbing the sugar with splenda), but I can't find it right now. When I eat cereal, I throw vanilla protein powder into it, too.
     
  13. finnegan

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    Also: Take your fish oil.
     
  14. ChingChang

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    cereal + protein powder + oats is pretty good :)
     
  15. Bama Zulu

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    I usually go with protein powder+oatmeal+mixed berries+banana+milk or water depending how I feel and throw in the blender.
     
  16. drew21

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    Great info here, thanks guys! I upped my actual food intake and serving sizes. I'm starting to realize that its better to feel full all day off of real food and lose 1 lbs a week than starve myself on a quasi fat lady diet and lose 3 lbs a week.
     

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