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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 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 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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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Cyn Gagen says:

    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.

  4. Sara Welch says:

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

  5. Marysa says:

    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.

  6. I know that fibre is very important for the body. BBut always looked at natural sources. But Metamucil does look like a good option to supplement it.

  7. Amanda says:

    Fiber is such an important thing to have in your diet, but tons of people don’t have enough of it. It is great that Metamucil exists to help so many people live a healthy lifestyle.

  8. Pam says:

    Fiber is such an important part of a healthy diet. Metamucil is great for making sure you’re getting enough.

  9. Jeanine says:

    I know for a fact I could use some more fibre in my life. I will have to check in on Metamucil after baby comes and see if I could benefit from it, i am sure it would be a great idea for me!

  10. I think it’s perfect for people who have trouble with their metabolism and would love a little help. It’s definitely something that I wouldn’t mind trying out. I’ll definitely check in with your progress!

  11. Heather says:

    I just finished the Metamucil two week challenge too! I’ve learned so much about the benefits.

  12. Emily says:

    I honestly never thought of the benefits of taking a fiber supplement. I will have to look into this, this seems really manageable and very beneficial for me.

  13. We all could use more fiber and no matter how we may try to get it in our food most of us just are not getting enough. Its good to know Metamucil is there for us!

  14. Lisa says:

    I don’t have a gallbladder anymore so lots of fiber is super important. I’m a big fan of these add in fiber supplements.

  15. My Nana Jo takes this, and she’s 96. She says it helps her a lot. I’ll have to try it out. I could always use fiber.

  16. Tomi C says:

    I use another brand of fiber supplement but I’ve used Metamucil before as well. You really do notice the difference after a couple of weeks of adding additional fiber to your diet.

  17. candy says:

    Eating fiber is an extremely important to ones over all health. If a person isn’t getting enough fiber in their daily diet this is a wonderful way to boost the fiber intake easily.

  18. Jeanette says:

    I HAVE to take fiber every day for health reasons. I have not sure Metamucil in years, but it is a good idea to try it again to help with I need help with! 🙂 It has always tasted good to me!

  19. Ashley says:

    I have to make sure I get a lot of fiber in my diet thanks to my lack of a gallbladder messing up my system! The struggle can be very real. This looks like it could help people who need fiber help though!

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