How much porridge should I eat?

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22/02/2011 at 08:50
I have recently converted from cereal to porridge as my pre-run breakfast. I would normally, have a big bowl of cheerios (filled up to the top of the bowl and pilled up a little!). How much porridge should I be eating to get a similar sort of calories? I have been having 3 sachets of 27g, one filled with milk and the other two with water.
22/02/2011 at 09:21 big is the bowl!?

Simple thing would be to check the nutritional information on the packets?! 

Also '3 sachets of 27g'.....I assume that is the 'oats so simple' rubbish.....why not just buy a big bag of oats for about a quid, and add whatever you like? Jam, sugar, salt, nuts, honey - much better for you.

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2011 at 09:28
What he said ...
22/02/2011 at 09:55
Yeah - what he said! Porridge and honey OM NOM NOM!! (also, real oats just as easy to do as that fake stuff which just tastes like baby food )
22/02/2011 at 10:08
Stop magic porrige pot, stop!
22/02/2011 at 10:14
3 sachets????? A "serving" is one satchet.  do you always eat for 3?  LOL
cougie    pirate
22/02/2011 at 10:17
Dear Goldilocks

I wouldn't eat the big bowl of porridge and I wouldn't eat the baby bowl of porridge. I'd go for the middle option. And keep your hunting rifle close and your eyes on the door.
22/02/2011 at 10:18

1 cup oats
2 cups water
soak overnight.

am: add a cup of milk or water (or whatever liquid turns you on) and cook slowly stirr occaisionally or for a 'fluffy' porridge wisk continually - cook for as long as you want, up to 30 mins or 3 hrs, adding water as necessary.

Serve with anything you want, salt, honey, syrup, fruit, almond butter etc.


Then lie down for 4 hrs while you digest this. Wow, eating before running.

100g oats = 360 kcal (this may vary depending on the oats you use of course)
7g fat; 11g protein, 61g carbs.

cougie    pirate
22/02/2011 at 10:20
And isn't it irrelevant what you eat for breakfast ? I do my long runs with no breakfast.
22/02/2011 at 10:44
LOL Jammie.  loved that book
22/02/2011 at 10:59

My morning porridge is half a cup of oats (that's a proper cup measure rather than a mug) and a cup of milk.  Microwave for a minute, stir then microwave for another minute.

You can add whatever you like for extra flavour.  Sugar, honey, fruit.  Adding chopped banana before the second minute in the microwave is quite nice.

22/02/2011 at 11:01

I have to admit I'm a porridge fiend! 

Everyday for breakfast without fail (except for scrambled egg on toast about a night on the sauce

 I have a little scoop thing I kept from my protein shakes in my weight training days.  I think it's 25g, I usually have 2 scoops, pinch of salt, milk/water and then nuke for 2 mins or even better on the hob if you've time.

 Don't get me started on all the things I chuck in!  Current favourite, blueberries and cinnamon, maybe with a cheeky dash of maple syrup..........mmmmmmmmm

22/02/2011 at 11:04

I just pour in as much oats as I want, squirt of honey, pour in "some" milk, microwave for 3 mins, bobs your uncle! Quick, easy and no faff.

oooh cinnamon in porridge, sounds good, never tried the salt thing but my scottish neighbour swears by it.

22/02/2011 at 11:54
Cinnamon in porridge is excellent, I also add strawberry jam and a chopped plum or pear.  A little bit of allspice also adds an interesting kick.
22/02/2011 at 12:11
oats, water, microwave for 1:20. stir. done. differing amounts of water create different textured porridge, adds a bit of variety
22/02/2011 at 12:46
linseed and agave syrup on my porridge.  Lower GI
22/02/2011 at 12:54
Porridge with Cinnamon and Apricots for me anytime!!
22/02/2011 at 13:41

I normally have 100g of cheerios.

How many grams of porridge do you guys roughly eat? I am only using the sachets because I bought a small box to try out, when I run out I will buy a big packet.

22/02/2011 at 13:49
half a mug of oats, full mug of milk, pinch of salt,(I leave mine overnight in the fridge) 2 mins in microwave stir and serve. Honey on top. delisshe. makes a bowl-ful nom nom...
22/02/2011 at 14:15
That sounds like a lorra lorra Cheerios! I have half a mug of porridge oats, which works out to be about 45-50g, skimmed milk and water, tsp of sugar, tsp honey and a small handful of sultanas. I also sometimes mix with some chocolate Options drink and sultanas, which is yummy!!!! Can't beat oats for breakfast I don't think, or good quality muesli.
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