Extreme Hunger and Overnight Oats

I’ve not really felt many effects from T yet, I’ve had a few hot flushes over the last few days and my uterus has started protesting the change by angrily shedding, but there’s no magical beard sprouting and my voice is as high pitched as ever.

When you mention Testosterone to people, they automatically think of this:

hulk

Thankfully, this is a myth. I will not be turning green or angry, at least not more so than I currently am. When I told folk I was starting T, I assured them all that I would not turn into a monster. I would still be me. But apparently the treatment has sparked off an inner beast within me.

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Hunger

I am so goddamn hungry all the time. At first I thought it was my brain playing tricks on me. Nice one Emil, use testosterone as an excuse to eat all the tasty sweets and salty carbs. You’re so clever.

But this hunger was persistent and painful. I couldn’t stop eating. I was scared to start because I didn’t know how to stop.

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Nothing made it go away. I was eating at every possible moment. Nothing could satisfy me, and that made me sad.

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I managed to spend £8 on my lunch at work. That’s nearly the entire weekly budget for my food shop! Something had to be done. I decided to start eating breakfast.

Yes, I know. I never eat breakfast and it’s bad because most important meal of the blah, blah, blah. You don’t need to tell me, I already know.

I decided to give overnight oats a try because

  1. It’s all people are ever banging on about these days
  2. I hear oats are filling
  3. I’m a lazy bastard

I did not expect oats to be the solution to the hunger. I also didn’t expect my breakfasts to become so varied and exciting! You can do loads of different flavours and they always taste great. I even made some oats that tasted like a chocolate bar.

I’ve made quite a few varieties already but so far my favourite combinations are Chocolate Hazelnut, Black Forest and Peanut Butter. So, here’s my formula for Overnight Oats, feel free to try my suggestions or play around with your favourite flavours.

Overnight Oats

You will need:

  • 1 mason jar
  • 1/2 cup non dairy milk (I’ve been using vanilla oatly or chocolate rebel kitchen)
  • 1/2 cup porridge oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (these are optional and I hate myself for being a person who now uses these, but hey, gotta stop the hunger. If doing without add a little more oats or less liquid)
  • 2 tbsp liquid sweetener (my favourites are maple syrup or date syrup for chocolate based oats)
  • your flavour combinations of choice
  1. Mix together the milk, seeds and sweetener in a mason jar. Add your extra flavours at this point too.
  2. Add the oats and use a spoon to push them into the mixture. Seal and pop into the fridge overnight.
  3. Before serving add your favourite toppings

So here’s what my favourites looked like

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Peanut Butter – Just add 3-4 tsp of peanut butter to the mix. Give it a quick swirl so you get nice big chunks of pb in your oats. I topped mine with granola and chocolate covered coconut

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Chocolate Hazelnut – Use chocolate milk, add 3-4 tsp of hazelnut butter and 1 tsp cocoa powder. Mix up. Before serving top with roasted hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Basically tastes like a Vego Bar

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Black Forest – Use chocolate milk, add frozen sour cherries, chocolate chips and 1 tbsp cocoa. Mix up. Before serving top with a little oat cream, more cherries and more chocolate chips.

So there you have it. Tesosterone has turned me into an oat loving, chia seed eating, mason jar keeping beast. Better than the Hulk I guess..

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Are you an overnight oat convert? What are your favourite combos?

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12 thoughts on “Extreme Hunger and Overnight Oats

  1. Ha, I’m the opposite. I’m on testosterone blockers as part of my treatment for prostate cancer. The hair on my arms, legs and underarms has all disappeared and I only have to shave once every 3 days. Oh and there are developments in the chest area!! Pity I wasn’t on these years ago when I considered transitioning, M2F. The drug doesn’t affect my appetite but it has killed my libido. As for oats, I occasionally do the overnight thing. It’s an easy way to get a load of nutrients into your body. I add in a mix of pulverised seeds – pumpkin, sesame, linseed – and sometimes walnuts or brazil nuts. Happy munching!

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    • It’s amazing how much hormones change isn’t it? Thanks for sharing this with me, I wish you all the best with your treatment. I need to try adding more seeds and less chocolate chips to my oats!

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  2. I like flaked almonds, chopped dried apricots, cinnamon and pineapple as overnight oats additions you haven’t already mentioned. Maybe not all at the same time, but cinnamon and pineapple is one of my favourite combos. Basically open a can of pineapple chunks and use some of the liquid and some chunks, freeze the rest for smoothies, add a tsp cinnamon powder.

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  3. Yes! Overnight oats are my staple! I do it exactly the same as you except I use protein powder instead of a sweetener, I work out a lot so try to up my protein wherever I can and the powder I use from a Canadian company tastes good, sweetens it up. I like your hazelnut choc combo! I also like bulking it up with pureed pumpkin sometimes too.

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  4. I love overnight oats. There’s some great ideas here. I’m also a fan of pineapple in them, I like to put dried pineapple flakes in and they rehydrate in the overnight bit. Cacao nibs are good too sprinkled on before eating to add a bit of crunch and different texture. I am definitely going to have to try a Vego bar combo!

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