IF you find yourself confused about carbohydrates, you are not alone. Carbs are probably the single most vilified and misunderstood macro nutrient our of the 4 macros (yes, there are 4. Carbs, protein, fat and alcohol).
The late ’90s and early 21st century low carb, no carb crazy did an damned good job at convincing us that carbs are bad, and fat is good. Back in the 70’s fat was the enemy and protein was good. In the 80’s butter specifically was evil. See the point? The media is always trying to demonize a macro nutrient, or a food type or a producer of food for the sake of ratings. Being the good (healthy conscious/ignorant) Americans we are, we buy in to it every time. Sugar anyone?
In the last few years, carbs has slowly been making a steady recover from all of the unjust and unsubstantiated claims made against them. We now understand that not only are carbohydrates anabolic (muscle growing) but they are also muscle sparing in the face of a caloric deficit. They also provide energy in the gym and and aid with recovery outside of the gym. Even if you are not a gym goer, carbs are super helpful when dieting!
“Great, carbs are good now. TEll me something I don’t know”.
Well, did you know that when horses are fed oatmeal they can run 3 times longer than when they are fed hay?
Did you know that pasta didn’t come from Italy, but rather China?
Did you know that rice cakes taste like paper flavored Styrofoam?
Moving, on we come to our review of one of the most exciting things to come out of the carbohydrate world in recent years. MyOatmeal.com
MyOatmeal.com is a website where you mix up a blend of custom oatmeal based on your nutritional needs or your taste buds.
First, you select the oats, then flavors, fruit, nuts seeds protein, sweeteners and finally, the spices. The great thing is that the flavors are all sourced from the ice cream industry: (S’mores, White Chocolate, Cookie Dough, Carrot Cake, Black Forest Cake etc..).
What I like about MyOatemal is that the nutrition facts update live, as you add or remove ingredients from your custom oatmeal blend. Plus, Anthony has generated a coupon code for all IIFYM readers, which I have posted at the bottom of this article. How great is that?!
Being an fan of all the benefits oatmeal offers over other types of carb sources (naturally gluten free from the earth, slower digesting, longer lasting energy, easier on my belly etc) I had to try a few blends from this exciting company!
I went with the Snickerdoodle Flavor
-PB Lean (dehydrated and defatted peanut butter powder )
-Blueberries (fruit mix in)
Add their facebook and they are doing giveaways for the first few days of the release.www.facebook.com/myoatmeal
As you can see its basically oatmeal with your mix-ins, but the thing you are paying for is convenience. You get practically what you want and its already mixed up for you and the calories/macros are labeled on the other side of the container so its easy to track.
The overall taste was superior. Its not overpowering its exactly how you want it.
I got a strong snickerdoodle taste upon having my first bite, and a small bit of PB on the aftertaste from the PB2/PB Lean. The blueberries were scattered throughout evenly and they did not shortchange you on the overall amount, which is great to have.
Overall, if you need something easy and quick to carry around and want something that is already mixed up and flavored for you. This is a great alternative and something to look into.
I know Anthony has commented these are the best sellers:
• Carrot Cake
• Cake Batter
• S’mores Oatmeal
• Black Forest Cake
• Banana Bread
My next purchase will most likely be cookie dough, because that is right up my alley.
For anyone wanting to try out MyOatmeal.com, IIFYM Readers have a unique code good for 15% off: IIFYMacroats