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PostPosted: February 1st, 2008, 10:43 am 
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A couple people asked for more information about oatmeal dieting. Here's a good link http://tinyurl.com/27sfnw

I eat oatmeal 5 times each week, either for breakfast or supper. No artificial sweeteners, just organic maple syrup and fruit bits that I've dehydrated. The oats are organic rolled oats which I think have the best flavor and food value.

I exercise 20 minutes each day on the ellitical trainer and do 20 minutes of yoga stretches. The yoga stretches are designed to mimic things I'd do in a canoe or kayak or on the trail. Leaning way back like doing a back deck roll, or squats like I'm getting under a downed tree, or reach for the sky like I'm trying to get my lure back.

On nice days I walk three miles or climb a steep hill for twenty minutes. When I can I canoe or kayak for at least an hour each day. I've taken up two notches on my belt. I'm 60 years old and feel as good as I did 20 years ago. By the time I get to my ideal weight of 175 I'll feel like a teenager :clap:


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PostPosted: February 13th, 2008, 4:17 pm 
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Congratulations on your success.

I find that swimming is a good way to work out those muscles associated with paddling. I can see how yoga would work well also.

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I love oatmeal,I have my oatmeal with some big fat prunes in it.I have it at least 4 times per week.

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I bet that's not all, 4 times per week! :o

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I also eat oatmeal every day. Sometimes I'll skip it on weekends though. I work out about 3 times a week. And as soon as the ice is gone I'll be paddling at least twice a week. When tripping oatmeal is my staple breakfast food.
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When you're tripping do you carry the Instant oatmeal. I did last year. I bought several boxes at the health food store an really like it. Heating a cup of water to mix with instant is faster than cooking oatmeal for the 10 minutes or so that it takes. Although with a wood fire that would be less of a concern. I'd like to boil eggs on the trail, too. I bought one of hte LIttle Bug stoves so I'll be cooking more this year.I wonder if I can cook oatmeal here at home to the right consistency, then dry it so it wold be like Instant when I rehydrate it. Have you tried that?


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I usually make my oatmeal with quick oats, not instant. I heard somewhere that these are more nutritious than the instant variety. When cooking them over a fire I just boil about 2 cups of water, then add 1 cup of oats, keep the lid off the pot and let it bubble for a few minutes stirring often, add raisins and other dried fruit. This works very well and takes almost no time at all.
I've never tried dehydrating pre-cooked oatmeal but I don't see why it wouldn't work as instant later on. That little bug stove looks really neat. Check this one out too. http://www.thru-hiker.com/workshop.asp?subcat=2&cid=9
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Breakfast 7 days a week + some lunches and dinners . :o

3 - 4 scoops of a combo of oatmeal, meusli, scotch oats and rye flakes
1 scoop psyllium buds
low fat yogurt
1 large spoon of blueberries
the equivalent of 2 full pieces of fruit
almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds


....... been doin it for years.

Just got back from 2 weeks in Cuba ....... they don't do 'breakfast my way' !!!

First meal I had was ...... yup, you guessed it. :D

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I heard a conversation a while ago about the Scottish people and their love of oatmeal. It was said that the only oatmeal a good Scot would eat was steel cut oats. They claimed that rolled oats, the kind that the British ate, were fine for horses. They concluded that was the reason that the British made such good horses, and the Scots made such good men.

Anyone have steel cut oats?


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I hated oatmeal as a kid. I got fed McCann's Oatmeal nevertheless every day..no matter if it took five hours to finish it. Oh but Mc Cann's is Irish oatmeal.

Now give me some haggis..that's good stuff.


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PostPosted: March 22nd, 2008, 9:03 am 
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rhaslam asked

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Anyone have steel cut oats?


They're a little hard to find sometimes ........ take a little longer to cook.

I prefer them, they have a nuttier taste and grainier texture.

Dann


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