First off, I want to apologize for such a stupid question. I just really need some guidance and I'm hoping someone can help.
So right now I'm not completely Paleo, but I'm almost. I really want to become 100% Paleo though, but there's a problem. I still eat old fashion rolled oats and I know it's not Paleo. I don't eat other grains or other non-paleo food. It's the only food I still eat that isn't Paleo. It's just hard not having oats in the mornings. I tried having eggs in the morning, but it doesn't keep me full long and I just want something sweet, not savory.
Can someone give me tips on how to stop eating oatmeal? And tell me if there's a Paleo alternative(s) that will keep away the cravings until I start getting use to the Paleo diet? Also, please try to explain to me why oatmeal is not healthy. Maybe that will help convince me, even though I already know that all grains are not healthy. Thanks!
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on August 04, 2013
at 05:24 AM
If you want to be completely paleo, go back in time several tens of thousands of years, live in scarce conditions and most likely die of infectious disease by 20 years old.
Why do you want to stop eating oatmeal, who said you should? Oatmeal is a whole food that can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet, as it has heart protecting properties (beta glucans) as well as slow-digesting complex carbohydrates.
Oatmeal with honey and some milk sounds like a breakfast that might fit your palate. Perhaps try some eggs whipped up with heavy cream and some fruit, or do some granola in greek yogurt or something.
on August 03, 2013
at 05:57 PM
Rolled oats have less anti-nutrients than other grains, but you mentioned "something sweet" meaning that you must put something on the oats. If you are just eating oatmeal plain, I wouldn't worry about it much. How is your exercise and the rest of your eating?
on August 04, 2013
at 04:19 PM
A great way to eat eggs is to bake them with coconut flour. (look up coconut quick bread recipes) I think its something like 4 eggs for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour. Maybe you could bake something up with the blueberries, chia and cinnamon.