Help my overcome my oatmeal addiction
August 30, 2008 11:37 PM Subscribe
A little background: 5'2" female, quite fit/sporty. Over the past year I've been working towards eating better, more ethically and cleaning up my diet...The recent exception to this is oatmeal (rolled oats). Lovely, lovely oatmeal.
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As a result I've stopped eating foods with added sugar and no longer crave them at all, which is awesome. The bulk of my diet is comprised of salads, various vegetables, hummus, fish (no other meat), fruit, potatoes, low-fat yogurt and milk, some legumes and nuts. I rarely eat grains because bread and pasta make me feel bloated and cous cous or quinoa don't really do it for me. I might eat some rice at a restaurant now and again but I don't keep or eat grains at home.
The recent exception to this is oatmeal (rolled oats). Lovely, lovely oatmeal. I normally have it plain, made with water and a little splash of skim milk. Sometimes I add a banana or raisins but this makes it too sweet and I mostly just prefer it plain. I'm on about 2 cups (dry measure) a day now, morning and evening, which is a lot of oatmeal and I could easily eat more. When I get hungry all I want is oatmeal. I only limit myself for fear of bathroom explosions. The problem is, I'm trying to reduce my body fat % and consuming all these oats is really hindering my progress.
Has anyone else experienced this or am I a freak? I don't drink or smoke, so oatmeal is now my only vice!