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Porridge seems to make me bloat - so what should I be eating for breakfast?

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franch Sat 23-Jun-07 11:26:56

I know wheat's a bloaty food, thought porridge was supposed to be non-bloaty but I start the day with a flattish stomach then after breakfast I look pregnant.

Maybe I just eat too much of the stuff ....

Mommalove Sat 23-Jun-07 12:46:59

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Tutter Sat 23-Jun-07 12:48:11

try another oat breakfast to see if that's the problem or not


franch Sat 23-Jun-07 12:48:28

Mm, I'm with you on that one really momma, I'm so used to a big sold sticky lump of porridge inside me to see me through the morning ...

franch Sat 23-Jun-07 12:49:46

What other oat breakfasts are there tutter?

Muesli's wheaty isn't it?

Might try one of the 'free from' mueslis, though they don't look that appetising

Think I will try the wheat & gluten free thing for a while

Mommalove Sat 23-Jun-07 12:53:36

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jangly Sat 23-Jun-07 12:55:50

You could try Ready Brek. Its made from nothing but oats but doesn't seem to have same effect as porridge.

Dior Sat 23-Jun-07 12:56:20

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franch Sat 23-Jun-07 12:56:37

busy doing a tesco order, found the food doctor 'perfect start' cereal, that it?

Mommalove Sat 23-Jun-07 12:56:48

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franch Sat 23-Jun-07 12:57:37

always thought ready brek a bit processed - ??

what protein would you eat for breakfast dior? Not really a savoury breakfast girl

Mommalove Sat 23-Jun-07 12:59:28

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Lullabyloo Sat 23-Jun-07 13:01:45

a big fruit salad
fruit smoothie
millet porridge
yoghurt & compote
nuts & seeds

Mommalove Sat 23-Jun-07 13:03:35

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jangly Sat 23-Jun-07 13:03:44

Its 60% rolled oats, then wholegrain oat flour, then calcium and vitamins. Perhaps that's why it seems more easily digested(because of the oat flour). I dunno! Definitely nothing bad in it though.

Mommalove Sat 23-Jun-07 13:04:27

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Mommalove Sat 23-Jun-07 13:08:18

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franch Sat 23-Jun-07 13:17:58

Thanks for the suggestions everyone

thirtysomething Sat 23-Jun-07 13:44:11

I went through a phase of bowl of porridge with handful of seeds and tiny bit of syrup - usually eaten at 7.30. By 9am would be starving again and yes, slightly bloated. I think this low GI keeps you full thing is a myth, doesn't do it for me. Now I've switched to wholemeal toast with thin spread of non-sweetened peanut butter and I don't usually think about food again till 12ish 9unheard of for me!) You do the maths!

Dior Sat 23-Jun-07 21:55:25

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