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hi, so whats a high fibre breakfast. porridge takes too long as I don't have much time in the mornings

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If you're referring to cereal they are 'breakfast cereals which all have a minimum of 10g of fibre per 100g of cereal.'

Have a look at this link: dietsandcalories.com/2011/0...

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Hi :-) Porridge only takes a few minutes in the microwave. I use jumbo oats and skimmed milk. I have it every morning with cinnamon and blueberries and it keeps me going til lunchtime. Using the microwave means that you don't have any pots to scrub either :-)

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Put the porridge in microwave?

Wholemeal toast and banana?

Fruit and natural yoghurt..cut fruit night before and leave in fridge?

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i make my porridge with water, just pour boiling water on a teaspoon of honey and hey presto, it actually tastes quite nice lol x

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Honey is sugar

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yes it is sugar but id rather have natural honey though much better for you than sugar or sweetners :)

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Sugar is sugar to our body, and as you've implied sugar and sweeteners are not good for us :-)

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@Nickinnotts: If you are still losing weight and it doesn't make you crave sugar later in the day, keep doing what works for you! I think porridge with added boiling water is a brilliant portable snack for the office.

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id rather have my porridge with just water, that way my milk allowance can be used for coffee's :) x

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I have always made my porridge with water and a pinch of salt. Sprinkle some cinnamon/nutmeg (a little goes along way). I find I dont need sugar.

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Bran flakes and banana

plus coffee

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Bran flakes are a high-glycaemic food that will spike your insulin levels, as will caffeine.

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So whats an alternative to branflakes thats high in fibre

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Porridge, toasted muesli or multi-wholegrain bread, but as bigleg said, vegetables are the best source.

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Wholegrain bread contains sugar. Check the labels

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oat so simple takes 2mins in microwave I add fruit easy peasy.

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Is that oat so simple with added sugar?

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No I use original

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No, nothing with added sugar.

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Oatsosimple and the porridge in pots isn't as good as the real thing, its more processed and affects your blood glucose levels more quickly and therefore don't keep you full as long as proper porridge oats do and porridge in the microwave only takes 3 mins tops.

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Hi user123. I'm writing this at 08:50, and it says you posted 6 hours ago. Is that contributing to you not having much time in the mornings?

There are some good time-saving suggestions posted here.

Most mornings I use a third of a cup of oats and over a cup of whole milk, in the microwave for about two minutes. I also have some protein such as a couple of eggs, and some additional natural fat such as soft cheese. Bear in mind I'm not aiming to lose weight.

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I have rough jumbo porridge. Skimmed milk 2 minutes in microwave and then slice a banana or add blueberries - I have bite sized shredded wheat with strawberries and or banana - which I just had ☺️

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Shredded Wheat is a high-glycaemic food that will spike your insulin levels.

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Yoghurt will spike your insulin levels.

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You do realise that insulin is a hormone involved in the regulation of the metabolism? It promotes the uptake of glucose or fats by cells in the body. It is released by the pancreas when the blood glucose levels rise in response to the absorption of carbohydrates and fats following eating. Therefore the levels of insulin in the blood are supposed to rise when food is consumed!

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Of course, and then they are meant to subside to allow you to use your reserves. You can't burn fat for fuel while your insulin levels are raised and telling your body to store fat.

Too much insulin results in growth of the endothelial linings of arteries for instance and inflammation; along with the vldl from fructose this causes atherosclerosis.

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Yes, regularly consuming more food than one needs leads to ill health. But making three comments on the same thread, each referring merely to "raised insulin levels", leads to disinformation.

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In what way is this disinformation? What it illustrates is how widespread these processed foods have become, and many mistakenly believe them to be healthy.

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What would be misleading would be not to acknowledge that some foods stimulate far more insulin/IGF-1 than others.

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If you eat the processed, sugar laden, low fat yoghurts, they will do you no good at all. Full fat live yoghurt has been shown to be a healthy option.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/246...

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Been successfully eating yoghourt for breakfast throughout diets. No harm done for me!

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I'm not going to argue; this is for people interested in chronic health mendosa.com/insulin_index.htm :-)

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Frittattas are an excellent breakfast food. Use all your leftovers, cook it, eat it hot, eat it cold over a few days. Delicious. Can also be put in a lunch pack.

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Have you tried overnight porridge? It's layers of oats natural yoghurt and fruit put in fridge over night the oats soak up juice from fruit to make it soft ready to eat in the morning .easy pees and it does fill you up

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Loving this idea, will definitely try this during the coming week. Thank you.

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You could also try soaking some nuts overnight, and adding them to natural yoghurt and fruit in the morning. The nuts will provide some fibre and if you have a full fat Greek yoghurt, this will give you protein and good natural fat too.

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Put some rolled oats and some cinamon in boiled water and leave over night. Heat, add some milk and you are ready to go. Could even add berries or honey.

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hi their why don't you buy those porridge from tesco's that all you do is miro wave milk for two minutes any you have porridge within two minutes. let me know how you get on.

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you can do the porridge in the microwave :-)

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Can't stand cereal. Can't stomach milk.

Poached egg on wholemeal toast is a great start to the day for me.

Good luck with your breakfast xx

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