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Old 11-06-2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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a 'cup' measurement from CFJ#21?

Been an avid follower of crossfit now for quite some time, but I've decided in the last couple of days to try and clean up my diet just that bit more and follow the 'zone' diet favoured by so many...

Bit confused as to the cup measurement in cfj #21 though, I tried a cup measurement of oats today with my lunch and it was FAR too much oats, I had a massive insulin spike then dip and have felt tired all afternoon.. what size cups do you guysuse for that measurement or are you more accurate? Even a pic would be handy lol!

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Old 11-06-2007, 09:57 AM   #2
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Re: a 'cup' measurement from CFJ#21?

i haven't read it but I am sure they meant 'one cup COOKED' not one cup raw since steel cut are the best you can cook up a big batch then measure it after it is cooked.

If you are using rolled oats, i believe a half a cup dry equates to one cup cooked. For the steel cut it is 1/4 cup dry to make one cup cooked.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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Re: a 'cup' measurement from CFJ#21?

Ohh right, no the wonder i felt full! thanks! lol
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:24 AM   #4
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Re: a 'cup' measurement from CFJ#21?

Heres a handy US to British cooking unit converter.

I also just discovered this US Cups to Weight By Ingredient list!.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:07 AM   #5
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Re: a 'cup' measurement from CFJ#21?

I did the measured oatmeal too yesterday for breakfast and it was tough to eat it all and then to eat the recommended amount of cottage cheese. I couldn't do it. I didn't have the spike though. I wonder if the type of oats makes a difference. I used a brand called "John McCann's steel cut Irish Oats".
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:23 AM   #6
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Re: a 'cup' measurement from CFJ#21?

Oats tend to weigh most people down (hard to digest). Can't go wrong with fruits and veggies as your only carb source. Give it a swirl and notice steady energy levels. I did.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:25 AM   #7
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Re: a 'cup' measurement from CFJ#21?

One cup dry is a lot of oats, so I would think its cooked. I think it makes a lot more sense if you measure it dry since not everyone likes their oats cooked at the same liquidat ratio. My GF loves them when you can eat them with a fork, I like mine with at least twice as much water as her - definitely different nutritional values for one cup considering that example.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:35 AM   #8
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Re: a 'cup' measurement from CFJ#21?

if the quantity is too much mix it with some fruit.
an example for two 4 block breakfasts

2/3cup COOKED oatmeal (2 blocks carbs)
2Tbs Raisons (2 blocks carbs)
2 Tbs 10% cream (1 block fat)

3 eggs (3 protein/3 fat)
1oz cheddar cheese (1 protein)

things to note: typically when i eat this meal I will have a higher fat quantity (the benefit of strict zoning for a while) and The choice of oatmeal is important don't be using the packets and thinking this is fine. I will repeat everyones sentiments and say steel cut oats are the best.
if I sub the fruit for banana I will typically feel like i'm on carb overdose, but raisins are ok. take that meal and compare it to the one below and see what you think.

3 whole eggs (3 protein/3 fat)
1 oz Cheese (1 protein)
4cups fresh spinach (1 carb)
1 cup sliced tomato (feel free to sub onions, peppers etc here or to make the same quantity) (1 carb)
spray on oil for frying pan (1 fat)

1 apple obviously on the side(2 carb)

toss the spinach into the frying pan and let it simmer down, and then hit it with everything else... this is very satisfying and you WILL feel a different energy level than from the oats.
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