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Is Oatmeal considered a protein or a carb?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by lov2bfit, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. lov2bfit Cathlete

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    I try never to eat carbs alone and to always include a protein, so I was just wondering if it's okay to eat oatmeal by itself. With milk it has around 9 grams of protein. Is that enough to be able to eat it on it's own and not create a spike in your blood sugar?

    Thanks,

    Katie
     
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  2. nancy324 Cathlete

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    Oatmeal is a complex carb, which will never spike your blood sugar. And yes, milk does add a substantial amount of protein. So, no worries.

    -Nancy
     
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  3. Imafitnessfreak Cathlete

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    Oatmeal is a (healthy) carb and milk is an excellent source of protein. You're fine!
     
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  4. icklemoley Cathlete

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    Oatmeal is carb. And milk? Protein? Sure... but it also contains loads of carbs... lactose? That is carbs. So its carbs, carbs and protein.
     
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  5. macska Cathlete

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    Here is the breakdown:


    .5 cup of oatmeal (raw, before cooking)
    1 cup of skim milk
    you have 236 cal, 65% carbs 22% protein and 13% fat

    OR

    .5 cup oatmeal
    1 cup skim milk
    1 scoop whey protein powder
    you have 346 cal, 51% carbs 36% proteinand 13% fat

    I'd go with adding protein powder. Mari
    :)
     
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  7. CathydsRNA Cathlete

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    Where does the 13% fat come in. There is not much fat if any in skim milk or oatmeal is there?
     
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  8. macska Cathlete

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    It is in the oatmeal according to fitday.com.
     
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  9. candi Cathlete

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    A 1/2 cup serving of Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal has 27g of carbs, 5g of protein and 3g of fat. My calculations say that it's 77% carbs, 14% protein and 9% fat. That's right off of my oatmeal container here at work. The fat breakdown is .5g saturated, 1g polyunsaturated and 1g monounsatured.

    I add 1 scoop of protein powder at 20g protein, 3g carb and 1g fat to make it more balanced.
     
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  10. kathryn Cathlete

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    But how many of those carbs are fiber (I'm guessing off-hand about 5?) That would reduce the actual digestible carb content.
     
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  11. candi Cathlete

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    Very close, Kathryn. There are 4 grams of fiber.
     
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  12. rjroubi Cathlete

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    I like Coach's Oatmeal and it has 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein :) in a serving size.

    Robin:9
     
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