Does a bowl of hot porridge (oatmeal) fill you up or do you get hunger pangs, mid morning ?
- People have massively different portions size. Some people have a few tablespoons of porridge, others have a massive bowlful. A quick scan across a few recipes and packages showed serving suggestions from 35 to 75g of oats per person. There is no right or wrong to this; a little bit extra everyday might contribute to weight gain or might be just enough to help you resist that mid morning biscuit.
- Some people embellish their porridge with all kinds of nutritious optional extras like fresh and dried fruit, seeds and nuts (I am very firmly in this camp).
- As I mentioned in that last post, not all porridge oats are equal. Old fashioned big fat porridge oats are low GI; instant oats are not.
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