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September 10, 2012 4:54 PM
I know most people have oatmeal for breakfast, but I just have a big protein shake as my breakfast. I was thinking oatmeal will be a good lunch choice because it's so filling & would probably hold me over well until dinner. Or is that too many carbs to be eating so late in the day?
September 10, 2012 5:09 PM
why are you scared of carbs??? The only thing that matters hit your macros/micros and eat less then your body uses calorie goal wise..its not hard
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September 10, 2012 5:10 PM
Your body will process and digest oatmeal for lunch the same as it would at breakfast. Enjoy your oatmeal whenever you want.
September 10, 2012 5:12 PM
It's perfectly fine! I know you're probably wanting to avoid the blood sugar spike and crash, and as long as you don't eat too much sugar (I might have a tsp or two of brown sugar, but I'm a sugar fiend), you will be fine! Oatmeal is typically slower-digesting (hence why it keeps you feeling full) so don't miss out on the benefits of oatmeal because of the carb content
September 10, 2012 5:23 PM
oatmeal is good for you. eat it if you want it
September 10, 2012 5:24 PM
I don't think it would be a problem, I personally prefer savory lunches but hey if it's what you like........do it!!!
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September 10, 2012 5:27 PM
I eat oatmeal for lunches all the time. I love it, it keeps me filled up during the work day so I am not grabbing for anything I shouldn't have. I use weight watcher oatmeal, taste great, and i only put on the pink package sugar, nothing else. Very low in calories and carbs! Go for it
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September 10, 2012 5:33 PM
DO you like oatmeal?
If so, eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. Or all 4
  14733344
September 10, 2012 5:36 PM
Yes it's grate for lunch! It'll sure fill you up, I've just finished having mine for lunch!
September 10, 2012 5:40 PM
I keep a packet of instant regular oatmeal at my desk for when I've forgotten to pack lunch. It's tasty and it fills me up. I say go for it!
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September 10, 2012 5:49 PM
Oatmeal for lunch it is! And I really do love oatmeal, honestly I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks lol! happy
September 10, 2012 5:55 PM
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Oatmeal for lunch it is! And I really do love oatmeal, honestly I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks lol! happy


Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Pete for the win!!!!!!!!!!!
  14733344
September 10, 2012 6:38 PM
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Oatmeal for lunch it is! And I really do love oatmeal, honestly I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks lol! happy


Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Pete for the win!!!!!!!!!!!


Haha!
September 10, 2012 6:43 PM
I had oatmeal for lunch today. Its yummy, healthy and you can add fruit, nuts, peanut butter etc. So many different options. Enjoy
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September 10, 2012 6:45 PM
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Oatmeal for lunch it is! And I really do love oatmeal, honestly I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks lol! happy


Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Pete for the win!!!!!!!!!!!


Haha!


Just for the record. I have NEVER EVER eaten Oatmeal. I can't even say that I don't like it. I don't even know what it tastes like.
  14733344
September 10, 2012 6:50 PM
If you like it and it makes you feel good - go for it.
Just keep an eye on your macros (protein/carbs/fat) to make sure you are keeping them in balance.
  4147547
September 10, 2012 6:51 PM
Before my recent surgery I ate oatmeal with a scoop of peanut butter and a half a banana every night around 8pm no issues.
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September 10, 2012 7:02 PM
I have oatmeal for a late morning snack or lunch..... I usually have greek yogurt and fruit with it. Doesn't matter when you eat it, it is healthy and will fill you up.
September 10, 2012 7:05 PM
Sometimes I eat oatmeal for dinner! You can add some protein powder to it if you want to. Yum!
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September 10, 2012 7:06 PM
Oatmeal is great I eat it all the time breafast, lunch or dinner its good to eat when you want to be full and not have to eat a bunch. I normally eat one or two packes depending on how hungry I am, there is not alot of caloroies in it so its pretty good.
September 10, 2012 7:08 PM
I ate oatmeal for my lunch today! Nothing wrong with it :)
September 10, 2012 7:10 PM
I love porridge (oats) I eat it all the time for breakfast.. sometimes in the weekends Ill have it twice a day. Quite often I have it as "dessert" at around 8pm its never done me any harm.. if anyhting I think it gets me through my 6.00am workout eating something good at night.
September 10, 2012 7:11 PM
I had oatmeal with a small amount of peanut butter and half a banana for lunch today. It was yummy.
September 10, 2012 7:16 PM
there is nothing wrong with oatmeal anytime of the day, BUT,,,

oatmeal is easily the most over rated "health" food there is. There is nothing magical about oatmeal. Its bland and basically tasteless, There are a million threads here about how people have to add stuff to oatmeal to make it taste decent.

If you really like oatmeal, then eat it. But dont eat it because you have been told that its a wonder food. It isnt.

have some bacon or a steak or some sweet potato fries. Oatmeal = yuck
September 10, 2012 9:03 PM
I have oatmeal for dinner quite often in the winter - it's a good-for-me comfort food, and quick and easy to make when I'm getting home late and eating dinner at 8:30pm (3 times a week).

I make it with a little bit of peanut butter or Nutella, some walnuts and maybe some raisins, and some skim milk. Craisins (sp?) are good too and add a little zing.

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