CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Mon. Jan 1, 12:00am

Add comment  
I think they call it porridge over there. Good luck and g'day mate!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 7:46 AM

Add comment
They do, although Scotts oats are "porage" oats. You'll find it in the cereal section of any food emporium.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 12:23 PM

Add comment
steel cut poridge oats in the uk.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 2:29 PM

Add comment
steel cut poridge oats in the uk.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 2:29 PM

Add comment
I thought porridge was semolina ?

Thursday, October 04, 2007, 8:05 PM

Add comment
In Canada we call oats "porridge".

Red River cereal in more like semolina, or cream of wheat. But not oats

Thursday, October 04, 2007, 9:03 PM

Add comment
In the UK, porridge is always oats. Semolina is prepared as couscous, or made into pudding and fed to you at primary (elementary) school, although I've never seen anyone eat semolina pudding outside of that environment.

Friday, October 05, 2007, 4:53 AM

Add comment
8:05 here

I am born british and lived in Canada.
I always understood oatmeal as being the rolled oats.
Porridge was semolina (or cream of wheat). My Mom usually made it for me in the morning or when I was sick.

Friday, October 05, 2007, 9:06 AM

Add comment
I buy mine at sainsburrys, sommerfield, tesco.. all the big chain stores should have oats.. or steel cut oats..

Saturday, October 06, 2007, 4:14 AM

Add comment
I'm an American transplant in Ireland. Trust me. UK porridge (also called porridge oats) = American oatmeal. It's the exact same thing.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 7:51 AM

Add comment
oats or porridge to me is more filling than a cold cereal like special k.. sticks to the bones for me.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 3:04 PM

Add comment
My vote is for oatmeal since it's less processed, has more fiber, and is much whole grain. I guess it depends on how you prepare it and what you add to it.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 11:13 PM

Add comment
OATMEAL (rolled oats or porridge its all the same)! It's the way to go. It has soluble fiber that helps keep you full longer and it is a great weightloss tool. It has important vitamins and minerals, it is a "clean" food (means not processed and has no addatives) and it can be made quickly in a microwave with little fuss and very little clean up. It has helped me lose a lot of weight when other cereals made me going back for seconds or leaving me hungry an hour later. By the way I am Canadian and I have heard it called all of the names you have mentioned. I just look for Quaker Oats, once you know what the oats look like the are easy to find.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 12:39 AM

Add comment
I agree with all 12.39 has to say. Oatmeal is pushed as a healthy food - particularly on the GI diet which was "the thing" a couple of years ago. It really keeps you full and if made with skimmed milk or water has little other than good nourishment in it. I add nuts, seeds and berries or fresh or dried fruit to mine and have it every morning in the winter. Although I don't much hold with the concept of "food intolerance" (as opposed to allergies, which are different) oatmeal is said to have none of the effect of wheat for "bloating" and making you tired, and is easy to digest. It is also packed with oat fibre to keep things moving. I think it's marvellous stuff.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 7:19 AM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge