Hey everyone! Happy Friday!
So I am two days now without my beloved oatmeal. I am going to continue this trend for all of tomorrow as well. As of right now, My thoughts? Reactions? Opinion? LET’S FIND OUT!
So first impression without Oatmeal, “ummm what am I going to eat?” I should have prepared a little more for this experiment instead of just jumping of the deep end with it LOL. Hey, as I always say, fail to prepare and your preparing to fail! Regardless, getting around that obstacle, I have been preparing my usual breakfast of egg whites with spinach and replacing my oats with brown rice. Normally 1 cup. Brown rice at 6 AM in the morning….. ehhh. In respect of energy and overall feeling though, definitely just as good as oats.
Second impression without oatmeal, WHERE HAVE ALL MY CALORIES GONE!?!?!?!?!? Seriously, eating 1 + 1/4 cup every morning before and after my workout (2+1/2 Cups) daily accumulated for 700 calories and 130 Grams of carbohydrates. That’s a pretty hefty chunk when you are consuming 2,300 calories a day with 241 grams of carbs. Honestly I have been struggling to make up for those calories/macros. I can only do so much brown rice, so I have been scarfing down sweet potatoes like they are going out of style! I actually had to take a step into uncharted territories for me and heavily rely on dairy. Now I have nothing against dairy, but I don’t normally eat to much of it. Well to make up for a lack of my carbs, I have been chomping down both yogurt and cottage cheese which has actually been a nice change of pace. AN EVEN BIGGER STEP FOR ME…. incorporating the “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM) style of eating to soak up some calories. Get this, today I calculated into my daily intake and consumed a CINNAMON BUN! Yes, dieting, cutting, and consuming a cinnamon bun. Truth be told I needed the carb source.
So this whole experiment has been one nutty experience for me to say the least. Performance wise, I feel great. Digestion wise, I feel great as well. I do notice less of an “airy” feeling in my stomach to boot! Whether this is all in my head, I don’t know, but it has got me thinking. It seriously feels like I have been eating SOOO MUCH more food since dismissing my oatmeal, yet every time I look at my “Lose It” Droid app, I have so many calories left to eat. I will definitely finish out the project tomorrow as promised. After that, I may toy around with my oatmeal. Maybe I will leave it out completely. Maybe I will severely lessen the serving size. Maybe I will just fully reinstate it to where it was before. I am not quite sure just yet, I am going to have to continue pondering idea. What I choose in the end?…I will definitely let you know!
Some meals while OAT LESS!
This photogenically may look gross but it actually tasted really good! Cottage cheese mixed with cocoa powder and cinnamon. I put this in the freezer for 10 minutes then ate it. Tasted like ice cream!
Anyone else have oat cutting experience? Or maybe switching from traditional eating styles to Paleo like?
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