Saturday, 16 August 2014

All-Bran 5 Day Challenge + Giveaway


While your diet may be relatively healthy, it doesn't necessarily mean that you are getting enough fibre to maintain good digestive health. I am a healthy eater,who consumes lots of fresh fruit and veg, beans, nuts etc, but... being on a weight loss journey and reducing the size of my portions means that sometimes I can miss out on the fibre. That's why I agreed to take the All-Bran5 Day Challenge.

Now... I don't normally eat breakfast cereal, unless it's homemade granola etc, but I used to eat All-Bran or other high fibre options, when I worked long hours and needed a really quick, relatively healthy breakfast. It would consist of a portion of my chosen cereal, almond or hazelnut milk, plus some fruit on top, usually banana, strawberries or blueberries.


The recommended GDA of fiber is 25g per day, which doesn't seem like a lot, but most adults consume only 12g per day! Knowing that I can have over half of the fibre I need, in just one meal is great! Obviously, as someone who avoids processed foods as much as possible, I am not going to tell you that breakfast cereal is the best option, but if you struggle to eat enough fibre and aren't a healthy eater, you might want to consider giving All-Bran a go.

You should also remember that during digestion, natural wheat bran fibre absorbs almost four-times its own weight in water, so it is VERY important to drink a minimum of 2L of water every day to keep your body happy! Another factor worth mentioning is your activity levels. If you work from home or have an office job and don't really walk or exercise, make sure to do at least 15 minutes of  brisk walking or a quick cardio routine to get your heart rate up and speed up your metabolism. Believe me, it makes a massive difference!


My 5 Day Challenge.
As I mentioned before, I took part in the 5 Day Challenge and I am ready to share my experience. I had Kellogg's All-Bran every morning for breakfast, topped with nut milk and fruit. I am not too bloated normally and I feel quite good every day, but... I noticed that the increase of fibre in my diet made me feel even better. If your normal diet lacks fibre, you will notice a  massive difference in just a couple of days. I had to make sure to drink 2L+ of water and as usual, I did some light cardio or walking every day for 30 minutes. After the 5 days, my tummy was less bloated, which resulted in feeling more comfortable and energised. I simply cannot cope with feeling bloated and it drives me insane. I could possibly provide some TMI details, but let's just say that all the additional fibre helps to keep things regular :)

Will I continue eating All-Bran?
As a healthy eater, I usually include enough fibre in my diet, but  I will definitely repurchase All Bran Original and Golden Crunch and use it as a topping for my fruit salads in the morning. I  just like the crunchy texture, plus... Golden Crunch is absolutely delicious!


Make sure to sign up to the All-Bran 5 Day Challenge to get advice about upping your fibre intake, discover high fibre recipes and track your progress.


I was also offered a selection of All Bran cereals to give away to one of my readers and you can enter the competition by filling in the rafflecopter widget below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you entered the giveaway before the 20.08/2014, I sincerely apologise, but due to a misunderstanding, I was convinced that the winner will receive the same hamper as me. The photo has now been replaced with the correct prize. The prize consists of 5 out of 6 boxes shown in the photograph above. Please accept my apology.

Sandra x
*products and giveaway prize c/o Kellogg's



  

44 comments:

  1. I do not eat enough! But, I've actually started eating this in the morning, and the difference in my bloating has been noticeable! xx

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  2. I don't think I get enough fiber but it is definitely something I need to change. I love All Bran but I usually skin breakfast :/ Naughty! xx

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  3. I know I don't eat enough fibre. The trouble is getting the correct level without tummy trouble!. I have started to up my fibre levels slowly & see what that does

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  4. Yes, I eat All Bran or Bran Flakes and I only eat whole meal bread, pasta and rice. I eat load of veg too so yes I do! Thank you x

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  5. Amazing giveaway! I have IBS so its always so difficult getting the right balance :( xx

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  6. I definitely don't think that I eat enough fibre, I'm going to be giving this a go from now on xx

    Megan / aneclecticaffair.blogspot.com

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  7. I do try but probably still not enough!

    Ashleigh

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  8. No not really :/ I tried but didn't find the solution

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  9. Yummyyyy I love this goodness:)) I

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  10. I definitely do not eat nowhere near enough- although I know I should. I find it difficult finding ways to fit it in I guess.

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  11. Currently, No. Hoping to change that all within the next few weeks slowly. cross fingers xx

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  12. as well as myself and hubby my 10 yr old son loves it with strawberries and blueberries on top x

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  13. I eat a lot of fruit and veg, along with wheat or oat based breakfast cereals, so I think I do!

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  14. I think I do eat enough fibre as I eat a largely vegetarian diet full of fruit, veg & pulses. I don't eat white bread, cakes etc. I actually love All Bran Original as a snack straight out of the packet. Much nicerr than other savoury snacks.

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  15. No I don't eat enough fibre. I do try to add more to my diet but it's hard to maintain the intake.

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  16. I don't eat enough so I hope I get to try out this brand!

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  17. I don't eat enough fibre in my diet since its hard for me to keep up with a balance diet especially when im at work and i eat whatever is available.

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  18. when i'm being good & eating healthy, i'm not too bad but terrible when on holidays!

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  19. I certainly don't but hard to eat when you work for 10 hours per day in A&E!

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  20. I think so I always have porridge/ wholemeal toast/ bran flakes for breakfast and I try to eat plenty of fruit and veg, but I'm not 100% sure how much is enough

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  21. I definitely dont eat enough fiber:(

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  22. I hate to say this but no! Oops!

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  23. I probably don't eat enough fibre actually, but I do try and have my Slimming World healthy B every day (which is supposed to give you some source of fibre)

    x

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  24. Yes, I do actually..lol ;-D x

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  25. thanks for the giveaway .... they are excellent products and high in fiber and precious minerals

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  26. A 5 day challenge seems like something I can do and I love having All bran in my breakfast:)
    I don't think I eat enough (definitely not 25g per day), but I keep trying...xx

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  27. probably not, I try and eat some fruit&fibre at least a couple of times per week x

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  28. Nowhere near enough - although I do love all bran and fruit and fibre

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  29. No I don't think I do, although I try. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. I think so, we have wholemeal bread and plenty of fruit and vegetables

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  31. Yes, I eat lots of wholegrain food

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  32. No, I don't think I eat enough.

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  33. Im doing SW and have an allowance each day which I manage to get so I think Im getting enough

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Love xxx Sandra

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