Magic Porridge

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by dreamer1989, 16 January 2014.

  1. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Well-Known Member

    Can I just check I am doing this right - had a gain and trying to work through it.

    Every night, I mix a mullerlight with 28g of Quaker Oats Plain Porridge, the already weighed out packets that you are meant to put milk in the sachet.

    Then I have it for breakfast. This is using my HEXB isnt it, so its syn free?

    Thank you xx
  2. slimminghippo

    slimminghippo Member

    Hi, are you def using the syn free mullers?? Also isn't a heb 35g for porridge? I know it might sound daft but my old consultant said you needed to eat the whole of your healthy extras and if not it needs to be syned. X
  3. If you weigh it out from a pack of porridge oats instead of buying the sachets, it will be a lot cheaper.
  4. kingleds

    kingleds Well-Known Member

    The Porridge Sachets aren't a HEB - you need 35g for HEB. But I doubt that it would be the reason for a weight gain alone.
  5. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Well-Known Member

    its 27g apparantly, would it make more sense to weigh it out from a big bag? is there a particular brand that is recommended? thanks
  6. kingleds

    kingleds Well-Known Member

    it would make sense as it is MUCH cheaper. A big bag of tesco own brand porridge oats is less a than a £1 and lasts me about 6 weeks if I were to eat it daily.
  7. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Well-Known Member

    and that is a hex b?
  8. beslim2014

    beslim2014 Well-Known Member

    I buy about 1kg of porridge oats, does'nt have to be branded shop's own is fine and weigh out the 35g recommended for the hex. Do the satchet one's not have sugar already added to them?
  9. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Well-Known Member

    so i can definitely count that as a hex b?

    I am just gutted really
  10. jaylou

    jaylou Well-Known Member

    Magic porridge, aka Swiss Bircher (with added fruit) is fine. 35g oats is a B choice.
  11. Lily

    Lily Well-Known Member

    Yes, I've heard that before, but it isn't true. SW Online says

    So you're just not having quite enough if you have 27g. Doesn't mean you have to syn it. Means you could have a couple of bites of wholemeal bread, LOL. :)
  12. lolacola

    lolacola Well-Known Member

    This was a hot topic- some consultants are absolutely adamant that you MUST syn healthy extras if you don't eat them in their entirety. Despite it not making any logical sense. Lol.
  13. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Well-Known Member

    Ive been and bought electrical scales and tescos scottish porrisde oats. I really really want a loss
  14. slimminghippo

    slimminghippo Member

    That's good I know now, I often forget to have hexs then end up forcing them down late at night to keep to the rules :) x
  15. Issywizzywoo

    Issywizzywoo Well-Known Member

    Just to add to the variety, you can make Magic Pancakes, same as the porridge but just add a couple of spoons of sweetener & an egg & fry in FryLite, top with chopped fruit, very filling :)
  16. lydia150970

    lydia150970 Well-Known Member

    On the website its 35g of porridge oats for a HEB. I buy tescos scottish porridge oats and the whole bag costs next to nothing.

    I think its important to remember WHY we are given the healthy extras - to ensure we get enough calcium and fibre in our diets, both of which can aid weightloss. You don't have to have them if you don't want to, but they contain nutrients important to our weightloss and general health.

    Magic porridge sounds lush, will give it a go!
  17. dreamer1989

    dreamer1989 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all, I have the Tescos Scottish Oats and new electic kitchen scales! Does anyone know if i can still use the quaker sachets, if I mix two together to get 35g, as my HEXB? Xx
  18. See no reason why not.
  19. Kefalonian at heart

    Kefalonian at heart thinking about food

    Unless you are eating the sachets that are 'Original' (plain) they may contain sugar. Then you would have to syn them I think.
  20. Chicaloca

    Chicaloca Well-Known Member

    Do you eat this cold? hmmmm, not sure about that.

    Dont suppose you can heat it up?

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