I was recently asked to join in the real mums All Bran Challenge.
The challenge was to eat a bowl of all bran, everyday morning, for at least 5 days, to see if it would make a difference to my tummy.
Now, I'll tell you the truth, I've had stomach problems as far back as I can remember. There is no way my problems can be sorted in a week. I wanted to try it though, to see if it would make a difference.
To give it a fair go I got Mr. Ojo involved too. He rarely eats breakfast, as he's up and about so early for work. However, he has 2 weeks off, so it was perfect!
I was sent a box of cereal to start:
The box contained 3 packs of cereal: Golden Crunch, Berry Crunch and Chocolate Wheats.........we both fell in love with those.
Full disclosure, I wasn't that fussed on the Golden Crunch:
Also in the spirit of honesty, and this being all about our tummies, I am never going to love mine. I probably wouldn't be happy unless I had washboard abs..........then I'd probably find something else to complain about!
After being overweight most of my life, plus having 3 large children (2 over 10lb), my stomach now just hangs, and sticks out. Thanks to some kind of hernia that I can't pronounce/remember. It's not like normal hernia, it's from the muscles being stretched to far, and could be fixed, I saw it on Embarrassing Bodies a couple of times!
In saying that, this stomach carried my 3 beautiful boys...that makes me cherish it.
After 5 days of eating, both me and the Mr have found ourselves a lot more *ahem* regular.
We have, so far, gone through another 2 boxes of the Chocolate Wheats! They really are stunning:
We've bought boxes whilst on our holiday too, just to keep up the routine!
I've felt a lot less bloated.
I've found myself waking up hungry.
Both are not normal for me!
The Mr has found himself feeling more energised through the day.
So would I recommend it? Definitely, and so would Mr. Ojo........just stay away from the chocolate ones! You wouldn't like them..........honest!
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