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Lynx
10-03-2007, 06:59 PM
If you are making plain, cooked oatmeal and you measure out cup dry oatmeal to use with the water, how is it counted?

week 39
LAWL franchise center
Plan 2 with lites
total lost 48 lbs.


merem
10-03-2007, 08:22 PM
I would count 1/2 cup DRY oatmeal as 2 Starches.

Lynx
10-03-2007, 09:31 PM
I would too since oatmeal doubles in size when it cooks and the serving size is 1/2 cup cooked. I think it is a tricky starch question and that is why I posed it.
Thanks for responding.

week 39
LAWL franchise center
Plan 2 with lites
total lost 48 lbs.


Repo girl
10-04-2007, 08:29 AM
According to fitday, 1/2 c dry oatmeal is 145 calories, so I would agree, 2 starches.

JLem311
10-04-2007, 11:13 AM
when i measure out plain oatmeal, i measure out 1/4 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup water. the way i figured it out was the instant packages call for 1 cup water (i think) and i think they are about 1/2 cup dry oatmeal.

good question, lynn!

ooodsie
10-04-2007, 11:51 AM
oooooooops.
ive just been using an instant packet. i wonder how big the packet servings are and if i am going over? haha.

Lynx
10-04-2007, 12:32 PM
Incidentally, what I forgot to mention and it is important is that when you look at the box of Quaker oatmeal, the suggested serving size is 1/2 cup dry.

week 39
LAWL franchise center
Plan 2 with lites
total lost 48 lbs.