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Let’s Talk Fiber! Taking on the Metamucil Two-Week Challenge

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I'm taking the Metamucil Two Week Challenge. Find out how you can join me!

Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Is your digestive system “regular?” Do you realize that having extra waste in your body can actually weigh you down? When the folks at Metamucil first approached me to join the Two-Week Challenge, I was skeptical. I pictured stirring a spoonful of gritty mixture into a glass of water and forcing it down.

I figured, “What the heck, I’ll give it a try.”

Why I Joined the Metamucil Challenge

I joined the Metamucil Two-Week Challenge for a number of reasons, but mostly to see how adding fiber could improve my daily wellness routine. As a busy mom, taking care of my family is job #1. Unfortunately, this means that my personal nutrition sometimes suffers. After reading a bit more about the product, I learned that the psyllium fiber (aka “super fiber”) in Metamucil traps and gently removes the waste that weighs you down. This was music to my ears because I was pretty sure that my occasional irregularity was causing me to feel more sluggish.

I'm taking the Metamucil Two Week Challenge. Find out how you can join me!

The Metamucil Welcome Package

Getting started is exciting with the #MetamucilChallenge welcome package! I received the Metamucil Sugar-Free Orange Smooth Powder and individual packets for taking on-the-go. In addition, I received a shaker cup and booklet including a challenge tracker and recipe ideas (my personal favorite!) Throughout the two-weeks, these will come in handy so I can get creative when using the product.

I'm taking the Metamucil Two Week Challenge. Find out how you can join me!

My Two-Week Challenge Experience

An easy part of the two-week Metamucil challenge was having access to their recipes. I am not a fan of mixing the powder with water. Using recipes for smoothies and even cookies helped me get the recommended amount of fiber into my daily diet. Sometimes I used the recipes directly from the Metamucil site and sometimes I created my own.

Increasing my fiber intake took my body about two days to acclimate. I experienced some bloating, but it was not too bad. Afterward, my body adjusted well and I experienced the following benefits

Benefits for me:

  • Feeling fuller longer – After a smoothie, I felt full for hours minimizing my desire for unhealthy snacks.
  • Improved regularity – Maybe TMI, but getting things moving is healthy!
  • Weight loss – while weight loss was not my intended goal, feeling fuller longer helped me to lose 2 pounds over two weeks

More benefits:

While I cannot see these measurable results just yet, other benefits highlighted view Mayoclinic.org include:

Reduces cholesterol – I don’t have high cholesterol, but my husband saw improvement when he joined me on this challenge.

Maintains bowel health – more and more research is showing how a healthy gut has a positive impact on overall health. There is also promising research that increasing soluble fiber may help reduce colon cancer.

Regulates sugar intake – high-fiber also help the body absorb sugar more slowly, which may help reduce your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes.

In addition to taking Metamucil, eating high-fiber foods help boost these benefits. Here are some of our favorite high-fiber recipes:

Best Quinoa Bowl for a Healthy Diet

Tabboleh Salad

Take the Metamucil Challenge

Want to take the challenge yourself? Visit this page on Metamucil.com to check it out and sign up! You can also follow along with me and other people taking the Challenge on social media using the hashtag #MetamucilChallenge.

Ask Your Doctor

As with any new product, be sure to check with your doctor to make sure it’s right for you. Your doctor is the best one to advise you. Also, consider bulk-forming fibers like psyllium husk may affect how well medicines work. Take Metamucil at least 2 hours before or after medicines.

berry smoothies

Looking to try other healthy habits? You might also like these posts:

5 Easy and Healthy Habits for a Healthier Family

Weight Loss Tips for Busy Moms

The Ultimate Meal Planning Guide for Beginners

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Anosa Malanga

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Never tried a fiber challenge yet and I am interested to try it as well. I guess, I will just read for now and see which one the best or I will consult a dietitian too. I will look forward to your updates and good luck on your challenge!

Chubskulit Rose

Saturday 17th of March 2018

I am doing the 30-day fiber intake challenge too but with fruits and veggies and other food and it's actually great. I should try this one.

Cyn Gagen

Friday 16th of March 2018

I need to take this challenge. I've never tried a product like Metamucil before but I know it would be good for me. Fiber is so important and I'm sure I don't get enough.

Sara Welch

Friday 16th of March 2018

Meta Mucil works wonders. I try to have a glass every now and then of the mix.

Marysa

Friday 16th of March 2018

Fiber is such an important part of our diet and our health. I think people get scared of the idea of fiber, but it makes a great difference in digestion etc.

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