Porridge?

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  1. Style-Queen

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    Has anyone noticed if the cambridge apple and cinnamon porridge affects weight loss like some of the bars do?
     
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    Nothing they give us should affect our weight loss. We pay enough for the products. If it does affect weight loss then exactly what do they expect us to eat during the day?
     
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    Very true! Though I know some people have said that certain bars slow down their weight loss? I'm looking forward to trying the porridge!
     
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    I've not read or heard about the bars slowing down weight loss, I thought they just effected some people's, erm, lets say toilet habits.

    The porridge certainly doesn't affect my losses and I usually have one every day. I have the original porridge and add a bit of cinnamon. :)
     
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    How do you guys make the porridge?
     
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    I found putting all the water in wasn't the best way. So this is how I do it:

    Put the contents of the sachet into the bowl. Pour just over half of the water in and mix. Add the rest of the water and mix. Microwave on full power (900w) for 40 seconds, stop and stir, then for the remaining 20 seconds.
     
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    I make mine really thick and stodgy.
     
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    I usually use a bit less water, so that it's a bit closer to normal porridge. I make sure I have water after though.

    I probably should say this, but sometimes in the evening I will dice up half a caramel bar and put it in the porridge before microwaving. Yum!! :D
     
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    *Homer Drool*
     
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    Sorry to say this but half a bar makes it yummy, but I used a whole bar ealier and it was scrum-diddly-umptious!! :eek:

    Warmed me up on this cold evening and also helped me get 2 meals down, as I was 1 behind. It needs some extra water though.
     
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    I'm going to try the porridge today!
     
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    It's even better on these chilly days. At least I think it's chilly anyway. Maybe it's the ketosis.
     
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    I've just tried the porridge (original flavour) and I don't like it! It tastes so bland. I couldn't even finish it. :(
     
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    Oh dear. I was told it's really sweet?
     
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    I thought it was good for a diet product, but after trying the apple and cinnamon I now have the original and add my own cinnamon. It does improve it so might be worth you trying it, but if you don't like it as it is, then it may not improve it enough.
     
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    I suppose it depends on what you compare it to. Also sweet to one person can be very different to what the next person thinks.

    I wouldn't say it's really sweet, but I liked it even though I would normally have sugar in porridge.
     
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    Its funny, I've never liked porridge till now. Am hoping I like the ordinary stuff when I'm eating normally.
     
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    You're not supposed to have the bars in the first few weeks because they have more carbs in which makes it harder to get into ketosis (well, I think that's the reason!).

    The porridge is fine to have whenever :) Checked with my CDC this morning myself just to be sure as i'm hankering for some!!!
     
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    I tried the apple and cinammon porridge today and hated it. It was bland and taste-less?
    I put just under 140ml of hot water in. Microwaved it for 40 seconds, took it out and stirred it then microwaved it again for 10 seconds. My microwave is 850wt.
    It felt dry and sticky. Am I doing something wrong?
     
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