Proats – The Bodybuilders’ Best Friend
I can honestly say without a doubt in my mind that proats are the best meal I’ve ever included in my diet.
Crash dieting, eating bland foods and hating your diet in general are a thing of the past.
Several years ago if a meal contained anything in the slightest bit processed, sweet or tasty it was considered a ‘cheat meal’ and would ‘make you fat’.
Today we’ve seen the light, we’ve come to terms with how muscle is actually built and how fat is actually lost, via caloric manipulation.
Here’s The 4 Big Benefits I’ve Discovered With Proats (Protein Oats)…
Proats Are Super Easy To Customize To Your Macronutrient Goals
We’ve all got different macronutrient goals, whether you’re aiming to kickstart your day with 20 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbohydrates and 10 grams of fats or 50 grams of protein and 100 grams of carbohydrates it doesn’t matter, there’s a proats recipe (and portion size) that can easily cater for your target macronutrient and calorie goal for that meal/day.
Need more carbs?
Add some extra oats, banana, blueberries or raspberries.
Protein powder and liquid eggs whites will do the trick.
Add almonds, greek yogurt or natural peanut/almond butter.
Proats Are Loaded With Nutrients & Antioxidants
As I mentioned earlier, the whole ‘If It Fits Your Macros’ approach to dieting works.
Want to build muscle? Want to burn fat? Hit your macros and alas you shall.
IIFYM doesn’t take into account the quality of the foods, yes you can replace oats as a carbohydrate source with sugary lollies (which contain simple carbohydrates) and you’ll net the same physical result.
But IIFYM doesn’t take into account or care about your health – proats on the other hand (provided you follow a solid recipe) are loaded with vitamins, minerals and micronutrients.
I personally add a heap of blueberries to my proats recipes as they’re loaded with antioxidants and have been proven time and time again to assist cognitive function, this is why they’re often nicknamed ‘brainberries’.
Proats Are The Perfect Pre-Workout Snack
When it comes to training, particularly early in the morning there’s a few different groups of people – those who love and thrive upon fasted weight training and those that’re unable to function let alone rep a 315lb squat until they’ve got some calories and nutrients in their system.
A small quantity of protein and carbohydrates are the perfect pre-workout snack.
Half a cup of oats, a scoop of whey protein powder, a small banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon forms a solid pre-workout meal in terms of macronutrients as well as micronutrients.
If you find yourself needing more immediate energy in your pre-workout meal why not add some raw honey?
Proats Will Deter You From Eating Cheat Meals
Crash diets in the form of extremely low calorie meals as well as the most bland, boring food imaginable may have you cutting weight rapidly for the first few days or perhaps even a week if your willpower sees through the equivalent of dietary hell.
But eventually as our willpower diminishes we give in.
One cheat meal turns into a cheat day, this cheat day often becomes the norm and shortly thereafter we throw the entire thought of dieting out the window.
Proats have curbed my desire for cheat meals – as even when sticking within your macronutrient and calorie goals with berries, fruits, nut butters and honeys you can easily whip up your own proats recipe that’ll taste just as good as any cheat meal imaginable without derailing your diet.