28 July 2014

The Real Mums All-Bran 5 Day Challenge

When I saw the brief for The Real Mums All-Bran 5 Day Challenge I knew I wanted to get involved, not only did they sound really tasty but the reason for taking the challenge sounded perfect for me.

Suffering with bloating most days and a sluggish tummy the challenge sounded like a great opportunity to change something simple in my diet to try and help with these problems. 

Here is short video of how I got on…

The three flavours are all unique in their own way and there is something for everyone, whether you are a chocolate fan, fruit fan or anything sweet really.

The chocolate I think were my favourite and that of my children who I reluctantly shared with, I loved the texture of the wheat, I do like shredded wheats anyway and these were very similar except with teeny tiny chocolate pieces in. I didn’t need a lot in the bowl to fill me up and it satisfied the often sweet taste I prefer in the morning, the chocolate wasn’t overpoweringly sweet and I really enjoyed the taste.

The red berry crunch all bran offered a fresh tasting fruit option for those who aren’t keen on chocolate, great for summer days where you just want a hit of freshness in the morning, I’m not normally a freeze dried fruit fan but these just hit the spot.

And finally the golden crunch, a great alternative to the above, sweet and tasty I didn’t need a lot to fill me up and again I managed most of the morning without snacking.

Not only did this cereal taste great it really did help, after day three my stomach felt a lot less heavy and bloated and was a lot  flatter, I really noticed a change in how my stomach was by the end of the day too, be gone the six month pregnant looking belly.

This simple act of changing my morning routine has helped with how my stomach feels throughout the day, making me feel fuller for longer and helping me to stop snacking.

A happy tummy also means a happier you, did you know that 90 to 95 per cent of the ‘happy’ hormone serotonin is made in the gut? A study* of 1,000 UK women found 52 per cent experience digestive complaints, such as bloating or gas, at least once a week. Eating fibre everyday is a simple remedy for happy tums.(*Source for all research findings included in this document: Kellogg’s All-Bran Save Our Stomachs European Research Study (2014) conducted by Edelman Berland. The full report is available upon request.)

So did I feel happier, yes I did, was it the cereal? Who  knows, was it just because I felt less like a sack of potatoes, probably.

I am looking forward to wearing my swimming costume on the beach which I didn't think would be possible! I have carried on with the cereal and am even thinking of taking some with me to France!

This post is an entry for the Real Mums of All-Bran Linky Challenge, sponsored by Kelloggs. I was sent the three boxes of cereal to try for the challenge. All thoughts, opinions and pictures are my own.


  1. YAY what a bonus to find something that helps you! .... also massive congrats on a super vlog diary :-)

    1. Thank you so much lovely. I am still eating it in the run up to my hollibobs, especially since the chocolate wheats are on offer in Sainsburys at the moment :)

  2. I enjoyed reading about your experiences and the video too. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

    1. Thanks so much, it's my first video and I really enjoyed it and talking about my experiences with the All-Bran for the 5 day challenge.


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