I often have Eden Organic's Rice Flakes. They are very similar to oatmeal but rice seems to be a little more benign than oats.
The simple fact is that eating oats as a staple is not in line with the principles of the primal blueprint. People can adapt this way of eating however they want. But if you are new and trying this out, I would leave oats out - at least for a while.
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I could eat them, too; probably wouldn't be struck down by either bloating or Mark Sisson with a thunderbolt. It's just that if I made a habit of it, I'd be a bit fatter, a bit hungrier, probably have a bit of joint pain, maybe have some skin/ hair problems come back...
Probably. When I was growing up, the selection of breakfast porridge was rice, buckwheat, millet, cream of wheat, oatmeal and barley. We never had cold cereals. And I just never liked oats, while I liked other porridge, most of all buckwheat. I rarely miss it, basically only made a substitute a couple of times (flax and peanut butter back when I was doing whole foods, but not Primal yet).I guess it depends on if you were brought up on it.
When I look at nutrition, I have a feeling that buckwheat and millet are also better picks. I keep waiting that someone discovers them as super-food, but so far it's still quinoa.
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When I decided to start losing weight, I started eating steel cut oats, every morning. Lost 50lbs. Cut them out along with most all other carbs and added more fat, and weight loss slowed until finally it screeched to a halt.
Not saying it was from quitting the oats, not saying anything really. Just sayin'
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