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4 Big Benefits Of Proats (Protein Oats)

Proats - The Bodybuilders' Best Friend

Proats Recipe

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.

Lacking protein?
Protein powder and liquid eggs whites will do the trick.

Add almonds, greek yogurt or natural peanut/almond butter.

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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.

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Proats - The Bodybuilding Breakfast of Champions (Protein Oats Pre Workout Meal)

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.

Here's The Protein I Highly Recommend You Use... 

Legion's Whey+ protein is honestly a breath of fresh air, this is literally the clanest and purest form of whey protein you'll find.
Whey+ is 90% protein by weight, so no carbs or fats here! There's no artificial junk and it's made with milk from small irish dairy farms ensuring you get the highest quality whey possible.
No BS.

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Pick up a tub of Whey+ in one of many delicious flavors right here.

What's Your Take On Proats? Let Me Know Your Go-To Recipe In The Comments Below!

Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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