I'm still at school and live with my parents, I can't exactly ask them to buy "several kilos" of oats every time they go shopping. Plus, a helping of oats only contains a few grams of protein, so I would have to gorge myself every morning if I wanted to get the same amount I get from shakes.
So far, the whey is proving to be useful. I've noticed my muscles recuperate better after workouts, and it seems like I'm already making some gains (though that could be loss of water or fat). I like the fact I can still get plenty of protein without having to eat masses of food, which in turn means eating more calories. I'm trying to cut at the moment without losing much muscle mass.
The only question I have now is why the hell didn't I start drinking shakes sooner?
Loughborough at number one