Porridge and weight loss, a tricky one. Porridge is an excellent thing to have for breakfast but I’m suspicious whether it aids weight loss as it is often alleged. It’s a slow burner so the sugar release is gradual hence no sugar rush or slump. It is basically supposed to keep you going until lunch so you’re not hungry for snacking.
There’s the rub: since when not being hungry has stopped anyone (but the most disciplined, who don’t need to lose weight anyway) from snacking? You arrive ready for work but invariably have to go past a canteen/café/Pret/Starbucks – unless you work for a high security facility in the middle of the desert, i.e. Langley. The perspective of getting mid-morning cravings and having nothing at hand to satisfy them seems life-threatening. And you’re very good at self-persuasion: I might not eat it today but keep it for another occasion. Yeah right. As if that ever happened.
I don’t know about you, but my brain-stomach-purse network operates precisely like above so the goodness of porridge is completely lost on me, weightwise. Still, no reason not to have it – just don’t expect to help you get Instabody within days.