Really Stupid Question but I have to ask.

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    Jun 04, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    When making breakfast, my meal plan states that I should eat 1 cup of oatmeal, a banana with almond butter and 1/4 glass of apple juice.

    Here is the really stupid question...Is the 1 cup measured before or after the oatmeal is cooked. Obviously, I would only eat the cooked oatmeal.
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    Jun 04, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Pretty sure it uncooked.
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    Jun 04, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    one cup uncooked plain quaker oats works great for me.

    I found that a countertop rice cooker does an excellent job while I'm in the shower.

    Used to add raw almonds for texture but then I got braces... icon_rolleyes.gif

    I don't do it for weight as much as I've been regular for about two years now. My morning routine consists of a cup of coffee, a few minutes on the toilet to drop the kids off at the pool, step on the scale, then shower.

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    Jun 04, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    My guess is cooked, like pasta. It usually ends up being whatever the smallest amount of food is, which is cooked, because an uncooked cup of anything, especially a starch, balloons to about twice that amount when cooked.
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    Jun 04, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidMy guess is cooked, like pasta. It usually ends up being whatever the smallest amount of food is, which is cooked, because an uncooked cup of anything, especially a starch, balloons to about twice that amount when cooked.


    Yay starch!
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jun 04, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    It's one cup uncooked....and use a measuring cup for dry ingredients or else you'll end up with a whole lotta oatmeal.
  • FRE0

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    Jun 04, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    One cup uncooked is a rather large quantity. I find that more than 6 ounces of Quaker quick oats leaves me feeling stuffed when I also have an 8 ounce glass of orange juice and an 8 ounce glass of soy milk. Five ounces uncooked seems about right.
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    Jun 04, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    Steel cut, rolled or even thinner rolled instant oats? That makes a difference. One cup of steel cut oatmeal (the healthiest) yields six breakfasts for me, which I make in advance.
  • John6311

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    Jun 04, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    I think its cooked. One cup of uncooked oatmeal makes at a lot of oatmeal!
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    I often eat steel cut oatmeal uncooked - blending it with apple sauce. No milk, no cooking. I just learned this a few months ago - and I like it better than cooked.
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
    Uncooked...
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    Jun 04, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    one cup uncooked.

    Btw, that's not a lot.
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    Jun 04, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    uncooked
  • camfer

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    Jun 04, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    Maybe you could figure it out from the calorie count? 1 cup dry is about 290 calories, while 1 cup cooked is about 145 calories.

    Personally I like to measure about 7/8ths cup dry rolled oats and cook it in a quart of water, then strain it. This gives good texture instead of mush. Yields about 1.5 cups.
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    Jun 04, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    I usually do a cup, uncooked. But after I add some fruit in the mix... that's a lot to eat. I always cook less just so I can finish it. lol
  • calibro

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    Jun 04, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    usually it's one cup cooked unless specified uncooked
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    Jun 04, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    RobertF64 said drop the kids off at the pool

    Most disgusting euphemism ever. icon_eek.gif

    I'd buy that if you were 18. At my age, its imperitive.

  • LJay

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    Jun 04, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
    The suggestion to look at it in terms of overall calories [or carbs] is a good one. There is another pitfall in your list : what is 1/4 glass? Also, how much almond butter?

    If the diet does not give general instructions about these things, it is likely you need to consult another diet.
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    Jun 04, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidI often eat steel cut oatmeal uncooked - blending it with apple sauce. No milk, no cooking. I just learned this a few months ago - and I like it better than cooked.

    I'm actually starting to munch on it dry, like granola - kills carb snack cravings. Though now there's that soaking-your-grains-first-to-eliminate-phytic-acid thing.
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    Jun 04, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    Thanks for your suggestions..,. much appreciated.
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    Jun 15, 2012 10:23 AM GMT
    It's uncooked.
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    Jun 15, 2012 10:45 AM GMT
    When it comes to cooking, the only really stupid questions are the ones I know the answers to. That was not a really stupid question.
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    Jun 15, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    I have been doing one cup of oatmeal in the morning, too. I asked my trainer when he put me on the diet and he said uncooked - because I have the option of cooking them - or putting them in the blender raw and grinding them into a powder and adding them to my protein shake at mid-morning.

  • swall1963

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    Jun 15, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
    According to a recipe on Food Network 1 cup of uncooked steel cut oats makes four servings. Each serving has 142 calories. So, if you want 568 calories use one cup of uncooked.
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    Jun 17, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    BiBoston saidWhen making breakfast, my meal plan states that I should eat 1 cup of oatmeal, a banana with almond butter and 1/4 glass of apple juice.

    Here is the really stupid question...Is the 1 cup measured before or after the oatmeal is cooked. Obviously, I would only eat the cooked oatmeal.



    Cooked. 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal would be enough to feed 4 people once it's cooked!