Oatmeal is bad?!?

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  • Hearts_2015
    Hearts_2015 Posts: 12,027 Member
    edited February 2017
    emfarah wrote: »
    I went to this new chiropractor, and he's gotten into the habit of asking me "did you skip the oatmeal?" When I come in for my appointments. He told me that oatmeal is "sticky carbs" and if I didn't eat it for a week, I would lose 4 pounds.

    Let me clarify: I eat one package of no sugar added oatmeal every morning, sometimes with a small scoop of peanut butter. The oatmeal is simply ROLLED OATS. One packet is 100 calories. I would skip the packages and get the big tub of rolled oats instead, but the packages at are easy to keep in my small drawer at work. So I can make some as soon as I get to the office after my morning workout.

    I thought plain pats were a good complex carb that I was "allowed" to eat/ especially in the morning!

    My head is spinning. Help!!!

    @emfarah Wanted to address the bolded part of your message. I buy nuts in bulk and a few other things, I buy snack size baggies and weight them out then store them until I want them.

    How about trying the same thing out with bulk old fashioned oats or the large container like you mentioned? I do it while watching a movie or the news..sit their with my food scale, the baggies, the food item and it goes really quickly. When I'm finished I have a ton of baggies filled & prepped, all ready for snacks or meals.

    That would work great for your oatmeal situation!! You could take them to work, toss a bunch in your desk drawer and would save a ton of $$$$ on bulk vs. the individual packaging!

    Since the chiropractor you go to a is a new one for you it should be easy to swap him out for someone else that actually focuses on what you're there for.

    Good luck and you were absolutely right... oatmeal has many good attributes! :smiley:
  • Rocknut53
    Rocknut53 Posts: 1,795 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    Lol...this is just about as stupid as the "apples are bad for you"...and "sticky carbs"...really?

    Do people have zero common sense anymore?

    LOL, well, they are kind of "sticky" carbs, they're hard to wash out of the pan after cooking them. ;)
  • wizzybeth
    wizzybeth Posts: 3,563 Member
    emfarah wrote: »
    I went to this new chiropractor, and he's gotten into the habit of asking me "did you skip the oatmeal?" When I come in for my appointments. He told me that oatmeal is "sticky carbs" and if I didn't eat it for a week, I would lose 4 pounds.

    Let me clarify: I eat one package of no sugar added oatmeal every morning, sometimes with a small scoop of peanut butter. The oatmeal is simply ROLLED OATS. One packet is 100 calories. I would skip the packages and get the big tub of rolled oats instead, but the packages at are easy to keep in my small drawer at work. So I can make some as soon as I get to the office after my morning workout.

    I thought plain pats were a good complex carb that I was "allowed" to eat/ especially in the morning!

    My head is spinning. Help!!!

    Tell your chiropractor to stick to aligning spines and leave the nutrition advice to dietitians.
  • wizzybeth
    wizzybeth Posts: 3,563 Member
    Chiropractic is quack, it's not even evidence-based medicine. Go to certified nutritionist or dietitian.

    Well in my experience the chiropractor aligning my back after I fell and hurt myself was not quackery, it was healing and relief. I would not ask a chiropractor for nutritional advice however. Or anything other than issues with my back or neck.
  • cerise_noir
    cerise_noir Posts: 5,468 Member
    Why would you even listen to a chiro for nutrition advice? That's like taking dental advice from a hardware store clerk.

    There are no "good" and "bad" foods, just good/bad food habits.
    Repeat three times while looking in the mirror.
  • TheArchyBunker
    TheArchyBunker Posts: 1,967 Member
    Your chiropractor has no idea what he's talking about. Don't listen to his nutritional advice

    This right here. I'd tell him to stick to what his degree is listed for.
  • ahoy_m8
    ahoy_m8 Posts: 2,887 Member
    OP. it sounds like you have a morning routine that works for you. Don't change it. I would also look for someone else to address my spine issues.
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,051 Member
    Rocknut53 wrote: »
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    Lol...this is just about as stupid as the "apples are bad for you"...and "sticky carbs"...really?

    Do people have zero common sense anymore?

    LOL, well, they are kind of "sticky" carbs, they're hard to wash out of the pan after cooking them. ;)

    I've also heard people says "oats STICK to my ribs".
    It sounds like this chiropractor is slightly confussdeded.

    I've noticed chiro's giving nutritional advice is starting to become much more common lately...

  • pebble4321
    pebble4321 Posts: 1,132 Member
    edited February 2017
    Easy way to deal with that: skip the chiropractor and find a reputable health professional who doesn't give you stupid advice.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,798 Member
    edited February 2017
    I found out recently that chiropractors in Canada and Australia have to go to medical school and then specialise in chiropractor work. So they've been to the same medical school as doctors for the first 4 or 5 years and then the last couple years are a specialisation. My favourite chiropractor in Canada specialised in sports medicine and chiropractic.

    But the chiropractors in the US don't go through a process like that.

    I don't know if that's true or not, but I can say that I've been to chiropractors in Canada and Australia and none of them have given me any nutritional advice other than a very general suggestion to eat lots of veggies and drink water ... the usual stuff any GP will tell you.
  • melaniedscott
    melaniedscott Posts: 1,017 Member
    My brother went to school to be a chiropractor (didn't end up there, but hey,)...one of his teachers told them he made some girl's second row of teeth fall out, cured cancer and a variety of other seriously insane claims with chiro...It is all quackery but there is a good dose of it.

    My grandmother used to see a chiro who did the same thing, what with selling supplements. You'd be just as well off following Dr. Oz's advice (which she did, sometimes, with ridiculous results).
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,798 Member
    emfarah wrote: »
    He told me that oatmeal is "sticky carbs" ...

    My husband and I just had quite a laugh over this.

    Carbs can now be divided into "sticky carbs" and "non-sticky carbs" ... and oatmeal falls into the "sticky carb" category?? :lol:

    I wonder what else falls into that category?!?! :mrgreen::lol:

    I bet a lot of the things I have eaten while losing weight are "sticky carbs"!! :open_mouth:


  • sunfastrose
    sunfastrose Posts: 543 Member
    Love me some sticky carbs. Oatmeal. Stuffing (had a double serving at lunch today). Cinnamon rolls. All kinds of sticky - all make my belleh happy.

    I bought a can of Twisted Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls today. Going to bake them up to celebrate after I finish my April half marathon.
  • ibboykin
    ibboykin Posts: 97 Member
    Well
    I've always thought chiropractors were crackpots. Now I know.
    I eat steel cut oats everyday. They are not only heart healthy they are also one of the top ten foods for diabetics or for those who are high risk for diabetes.
  • TonyB0588
    TonyB0588 Posts: 9,520 Member
    No food is bad. just watch your portion sizes, and log everything you eat.
  • earlnabby
    earlnabby Posts: 8,177 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    emfarah wrote: »
    He told me that oatmeal is "sticky carbs" ...

    My husband and I just had quite a laugh over this.

    Carbs can now be divided into "sticky carbs" and "non-sticky carbs" ... and oatmeal falls into the "sticky carb" category?? :lol:

    I wonder what else falls into that category?!?! :mrgreen::lol:

    I bet a lot of the things I have eaten while losing weight are "sticky carbs"!! :open_mouth:


    Sticky buns are the first thing that came to mind.
  • Xvapor
    Xvapor Posts: 1,643 Member
    I put 2/3 of a cup of uncooked oatmeal in my morning smoothie