How Do You Like Your Oatmeal?

Philippines
February 7, 2012 8:58pm CST
Since yesterday I am only eating oatmeal. I am trying to shed a few pounds in preparation for my out of town trip to Sagada next week and since that trip will include some trekking I figured that shedding a few pounds will help me with the physical aspects of that vacation. I have done this before and was able to shed a few pounds. It's not like those fad diets that ask you to not eat anything. I am still eating, only I substitute two meals for oatmeal. But the way I prepare my oatmeal is that I add extra water or liquid as I cook it. I don't buy instant oatmeal that all you need is to add hot water. I still prefer the quick cooking oats because they seem to have more fiber and flavor. So, with the extra cooking liquid, when it's cooked it doesn't resemble paste. I can't eat oatmeal that is too thick and when this happens I tend to add either more water or milk even if it is already cooked. How about you guys? Do you like the thick, paste-like oatmeal or are you like me that prefers it thin?
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13 responses
@allen0187 (32392)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
hi anne25penn. i like oatmeal as well. i really don't mind if it is the instant variety or the quick cook variety of oatmeal that i take. as long as i'm eating oatmeal, i'm a happy camper. lol! i do understand if you feel that way about oatmeal that appears as paste. adding water or milk to have a better consistency. good point there. i honestly don't mind if i'm eating oatmeal that appears like paste. lol! i don't want to eat oatmeal that seems like soup. just the right consistency is good for me. you might try eating oatmeal with fruits. a medium sized apple or a couple of berries will definitely add flavor to your oatmeal. eating oatmeal to lose weight is indeed a good idea. hope you reach your ideal weight. enjoy the trip to sagada. hopefully, even after the trip you still include oatmeal in your weight loss plan as it is an effective way to go about meeting your ideal weight. cheers!!!
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
I don't have any berries or fruit to add to my oatmeal, just milk. I do plan to lose around twenty pounds since I gained back all that weight that I was able to lose a year ago. I am excited with my Sagada trip and I hope that it won't be rainy when we get there. Thanks for your response.
@allen0187 (32392)
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
hi anne25penn! do enjoy the trip to sagada and perhaps it will be a good idea to start a discussion about it. looking forward to reading your sagada discussion thread anne! cheers!!!
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
I advice you to eat more protein and carbohydrates for your trek to Sagada. Don't worry since all these extra calories will be burned into energy once you trek the caves and the mountains. You need to be in the peak of health since there will be lots to see by hiking. Prepare yourself for the trip by walking or jogging in order that you won't easily get tired during the hike. If you do these exercises while having a balanced diet, you will not add weight; however, you gain strength and endurance. With oatmeal, I like the thick paste-like kind and just add a lot of milk and some sugar for taste.
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Thank you for your tip regarding my trip to Sagada. I am looking forward to this trip because it will be my first time to go there. I will not have any problems with walking or trekking since I love to walk and don't tire easily. The reason why I want to shed a few pounds is because I have asthma and might wheeze when I get to Sagada which is a high altitude place. I really can't eat oatmeal when it's really thick. Thank you for your response.
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
I followed my husband's regimen with oatmeal. Although, I still get tempted to have rice instead, but Im coping. I eat oatmeal for lunch, with any viand we have. So, I simply substitute rich with oatmeal, but still have something else to go with it for protein and other nutrients. We have the instant oatmeal and I like it with brown sugar, or with milk. Its the paste like oatmeal, for me, but I don't mind havng the other way.
• Canada
10 Feb 12
I don't eat oatmeal often but when I do make it, I like it to be thin and watery. I don't like to eat thick consistency oatmeal. I usually put some bananas on top or sometimes I add some brown sugar
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
9 Feb 12
Hi Anne25penn, I like they way my mother made it in a pan with milk and quick oats in the can like you. It will a little thick and then we as kids added heaping spoonful of brown sugar. Others would add honey too and my father would add raisin or fruit. My mother would cut up fresh fruit like apples, strawberries what ever was in season. Sometimes if we out of brown sugar it would be regular sugar. One oatmeal stay with all morning for the most part compared to normal cereal. Also add cinnamon too really helps. Thanks and have a great day Sincerely unique16
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
8 Feb 12
i love oatmeal for breakfast no matter what time of year it is but it is especially tasty during the winter. i just use the hot water from the kettle for my oatmeal because i buy instant. it makes it easy to make during the morning rush.
@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
i love eating oatmeal if we have celebration in our school because i think it can made me thin or become sexy.heheh. and it easy to prepare by just adding a hot water and milk.most of the time i will eat oatmeal in breakfast and evening.
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Oatmeal does not only shed pounds but it also help reduce belly fat according to studies. Regarding the fiber content, just look for the nutritional facts at the back of packaging to see how much fiber there it, whether instant or quick cooking. Just to share, one time, I checked the fiber content of a rolled oats (not to mention the brand), which preferred by many, and compared to a quick-cooking oats (supermarket brand). I was surprised that all of its nutritional values are the same. I took the quick cooking oats which it cheaper. Also, I found out that the maker of the rolled oats is the same maker of the supermarket brand. Cooking: I prefer in between the paste-like and thin (which soup-like). I also add cinnamon powder to it. It also says that it help reduce fat...
@Annrose21 (161)
8 Feb 12
I usually eat oatmeal whenever I wanted to lose weight. I substituted it to two of my major meals. Well I would not prefer to eat oatmeal like you do. I do not want it to be watery though I wanted it to be milky. Instand or quick cook dous not even matter to me as long as it's oatmeal. Most of us were thinking that oatmeal can help us to lose weight because of fiber, and I think this was the good reason why many of us eat oatmeal even though we prefer other foods.
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
I like it very much. Before 2011 ends, I was in an Oatmeal Diet. I prepare my oatmeal by adding a hot water plus a Milo Overload with Soy so that there will be a taste on it. I haven't tried to cook, I still do believe that there will be a Fiber on it.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
i like my oatmeal not too thick nor thin. i usually add fruits like banana, grapes and apple. i'm adding cinnamon powder also because my husband told me that cinnamon powder helps burn fats.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
8 Feb 12
Hi anne25penn, I like oatmeal but I don't eat it very often...for no apparent reason... I like my oatmeal a little on the soft side, not watery but soft, I really don't like it when its like thick and choking to swollow..
• United States
8 Feb 12
This is what I had made yesterday and said I would make it today. I like it with water and milk and not thick.