Trying to gain weight! Are oats that bad?

Commented on October 14, 2013
Created October 13, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to gain weight on paleo but everytime I go paleo I end up losing weight and end up going back to steel cut oats. Would I be better off with something like milk? I try to eat potatoes and coconut oil but steel cut oats seem to be great for mass gaining and keeping a lower BF%.

I have to run D1 cross country right now. Problem is when I'm eating oats I can perform and make okay gains in the gym and performance but I have allergies (under the eye cirlces) and lingering issues that I feel like paleo could help with.

Would I be better off eating some ice cream everyday on top of rice, potatoes, quinoa, etc? I've tried eating as much quinoa as oats but they don't get digested as well for me. I should also point out I've been eating steel cut oats that are gluten free.

I feel like I also have a less estrogenic fat storage pattern when I eat paleo (although my paleo consists of butter and cheese still).

I believe in Paleo, but I'm kinda torn. Everytime I go paleo I lose too much weight and freak out. I feel like oats are good to help with body composition but I'm not as gung ho on body composition anymore as I've had a great body but felt terrible at times on oats. Help please?



on October 14, 2013
at 01:29 PM

Steel cut oats which contain the bran probably have more antinutrients than rolled oats. The "safest" grain is white rice, which I eat regularly and feel good on.

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