Thursday, 21 July 2016

I Get Fat Even on Oats. Bah!


I was happily enjoying overnight oats for a couple of weeks when I realized that it was contributing to my weight gain. If anyone tells you that oats is diet food, tell them to go fly kite.

Oats contain carbohydrates, good carbohydrates. So you have to take them in moderation. Most recipes tell you to use 1/4 cup of oats per serving. Yes, that very little and then you top up with fruits or whatever strikes your fancy.

But Madam here always overdoses on the foods she loves. Because Madam loves overnight oats, she downs 1/2 cups of oats and tops up with frozen berries.


Liquid of choice - Vitasoy Multigrain Soya Milk. It's very tasty but contains sugar, another evil. I do wish they would produce no-sugar soya milk. Maybe its not that popular.

Overnight oats are great for breakfast because you can prepare them ahead of time. I made mine on Sunday evening, all 5 bottles at one go. 

I fill the bottles with rolled oats, chia seeds, frozen mixed berries (just because I had a packet in the freezer) and soya milk.



The next morning, I just grab a bottle from the fridge and noms! It's delicious, doesn't taste like health food at all. So convenient.

But alas....the excess carbs and sugar did me in. So I had to put a stop to it.



But I guess I could have this once or twice a week and not everyday.


46 comments:

  1. There's a period when this is quite popular, i wanted to make it, in the end, never make it...

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  2. It's not the oats, it's that Vitasoy thing. Get rid of it if you really want a proper healthy oats meal. Unfortunately, delicious and healthy is opposite...

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    1. You are right but I can't get unsweetened soya milk. I stopped eating liao.

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  3. I hate oats (I've even tried those crispy oat cereals), so I've never bought oats that needed preparation. Hey, I never knew that overnight oats can look so delicious that I'm now thinking of getting some. In fact, that first pic...I thought what oats, that look like a blueberry dessert...yum! :D And that last pic, it looks like my favourite sago! ;) It may not be diet food but I'm sure it should be at least healthier, better and less fattening than say a packet of nasi lemak or a bowl of noodles for breakfast. So, you just need to add liquid (any liquid but water preferably?) and top up with fruits (any fruits?) and leave it overnight?

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    1. You can add any liquid - yogurt drink, milk, milo, fruit juice or even water. But water not so nice lah. Just put the oats, fruits (or top up just before eating) and chia seeds (those things look like sago after they have been soaked) in a bottle/container and add your liquid. Cover and put in the fridge overnight. I think you will love oats after this :)

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    2. Rolled oats = overnight oats? I tried to get some yesterday but only found Instant, Quick Cook and Rolled. I checked the instruction of the rolled and I think I remembered it said to pour hot water over it? Plus where can I get chia seeds? Thanks!

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    3. Don't buy instant. Get rolled oats. No need to pour hot water if you are making overnight oats. Just soak the rolled oats as they are with your liquid of choice. You can get chia seeds from the pharmacy or organic shops.

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    4. And remember, chia seeds soak up a lot of liquid, so be sure not to put too much or your overnight oats will become congealed. But if that happens, just thin out with more liquid.

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  4. sedapnya... nak try gak.. tp bila la dpt nak try kan

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    1. Eh, bila bila pun boleh try. Anak-anak pun suka agaknya. Kalau buat dengan susu coklat, ish! syurga!

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  5. Hmmm...you made your overnight oats so delicious! I haven't tried overnight oats. I usually eat my oats non-sweet. Sometimes I add fresh fruits.

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    1. You should try it. Very delicious!

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  6. There are 3 types of packed soya milk selling here - one with sugar, reduced sugar and no sugar. I always go for the 2nd or the 3rd one and add honey instead to the overnight oats if prefer :D

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    1. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the no sugar ones here. Only have reduced sugar.

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  7. Sad right? I also get fat just thinking of food! Too bad I developed an allergy to oats which gives me the runs, so it sort of make me lose weight for a day or so. Love the color here, looks appetising.

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    1. Yup sad....I am cutting back on the foods I love because the weight just piles on so easily and yet so hard to lose :(

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  8. I agree with RG that it is the sugar in the soy milk that is the culprit. You can still eat overnight oats daily but count the calories to make sure it is befitting breakfast and that you do not overeat.

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    1. I have to find an alternative to the sweet soya milk.

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    2. I use soyfresh low sugar soya milk in green packaging. Often sold out but do check the shelves regularly because sometimes you may be there when they restock it.

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    3. OK, I will look out for that. Thanks!

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    4. Welcome! Hope you manage to get them. :)

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  9. you can be proud of one major accomplishment - you managed to transform oats into this irresistibly delicious temptation! :D i'd like a savoury oats recipe - maybe oats topped with crispy bacon bits and crunchy pork lard? :D

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    1. You are a positive one, aren't you? And not only that, you want to create porky oats. I like that idea very much. LOL!

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  10. My son lost plenty of weight just eating oats for dinner. He will have a full meal during the day and when he comes back from work, he just mix one big bowl of oats and mix in the soya bean milk. No berries, no more added flavors.. and now I am encouraging him to eat more... not used to seeing a skinny son... :)

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    1. Most mums get very concerned when their children lost weight. But my mum is opposite. She want us to lose weight hah..hah...

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  11. Cannot have it every day. I DIE! ^^

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    1. hah..hah...hah...won't die lah....

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  12. You got to try steel cut oat it is much better than regular oats. I cook my steel cut oat in a small slow cooker overnight and in the morning I put dry cranberry, banana, chia seeds, almond slices and have it for breakfast. No added sugar except from the dry fruits. I am a diabetic and eating steel cut oats won't raise my blood sugar and I don't feel bloated.

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    1. Where do you buy them? So far I have not seen steel cut oats even at the organic shops. Your oats sound delicious!

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    2. I am from Houston, Texas almost every grocery sell them. I was in Malaysia April 2016 - I find some but it is so very expensive. Maybe you can ask those organic shops to order some for you - I only pay on about 99 cents per lb - sometime it goes on sales for 50cent a lb. Happy hunting!!

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    3. Oh, I see! Well, lots of things are expensive over here :(

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  13. I get fat from just smelling the food! Even worse! Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Oh, me too, me too! hah...hah...hah...

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  14. Hi Phong Hong,
    I buy no sugar soya milk or low fat milk to make my overnight oats. Use little honey as sweetener. But won't have it everyday.

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    1. I wish I could get no-sugar soya milk over here.

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  15. Overnight oats has become a trend for quite some times already but I have not make it yet, LOL!

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    1. One day you try lah. It's very nice.

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  16. My portion of oats is 1tablespoon per 300 ml milk, it's enough but i also usually have a sandwich for breakfast

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    1. That's a good portion and won't make you put on weight.

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  17. I am not into this oats thingy

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    1. I am trying to understand how to make this overnight oats, you mean just mix the oats with any drink you like, leave them overnight in the fridge and serve with fruits and nuts for better taste, that's it? Do you need to cook and boil the oats?

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    2. And the liquid you choose, must it be thick, can mix with coconut drink or not?

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    3. Yes, mix with any drink and leave in the fridge overnight. The liquid can be thick or thin, up to you.

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  18. You can actually skip lunch after eating overnight oats. You can just eat a fruit or coffee as lunch as you won't be hungry. Madam must be overeating other meals and blamed the poor oats. Wakakakak

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    1. hah..hah...maybe you are right :) Madam is eating less now LOL!

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