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Oct 19, 2013 07:02 AM

Are you hungry after a bowl of oatmeal?

I like a warm bowl of oatmeal once in a while. I cook it for a while with a banana , blueberries and almond milk. Then top it with a little almond butter. So good, but I'm starving like an hour later. If I just have coffee and a Greek yogurt or an egg I'm good for hours. Anybody else like this? Everyone I know think this very odd, my sister tells me if she has oatmeal she can go past lunch sometimes.

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  1. This is not odd. You need more protein in your breakfast.
    I'd stir in an egg or up the almond butter, use a milk that has more protein and see how you feel.

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    1. re: magiesmom

      Yeah, maybe next time I will up the almond butter. I don't eat oatmeal very often, but on some cold morning it is all that I want.
      Thank you.

    2. no; but then when I have it, it's a big bowl

      1. Only if someone else ordered a cheeseburger.

        1. I have found there are a few things that make a big difference for me- the quick cook steel cut oats keep me full longer than regular instant, adding an egg while cooking makes me really full- or instead of the egg i top my bowl with a glob of greek yogurt. Stirring in flax seeds or chia seeds can make it more filling, or adding in a chopped apple (more fiber than a banana)
          You kind of have to experiment to see what works for you...

          1. Oatmeal is pretty filling for me, as far as carbohydrate sources go. Especially steel-cut oats, but I have to have something higher in protein along with it. I've lifted weights for a long time and have to have a decent amount of protein with every meal or I get that aching protein hunger regardless of how many carbs or how much fat I eat.

            Eggs satisfy that protein hunger for me, but not for very long. I could eat a huge 6-egg omelet and I would still be hungry 2 hours later. Eggs are one of the fastest digesting proteins, so they don't fill me up for long. Not like meat, fish, or dairy do, or even nuts.