I started eating oatmeal after I began working out a few years back. I tried oatmeal by itself and it just didn’t have enough flavor for me. Also, It was never filling enough by itself. Usually in the mornings, I want my breakfast to be a one stop shop. By that I mean I want to just make one item and I want that item to fill me up. Once I was introduced to adding protein powder in my oatmeal I was hooked. Normal flavored oatmeal’s come with a ton of sugar, so this was an awesome way to add flavor without the sugar. Not only does adding protein increase the protein content- duh. It also increases satiety and adds flavor (as long as you like the flavor of your protein powder).