Metamucil’s Newest Product #Metamucil #Metawellness #CrushCravings #ad

On February 14th, I attended Metamucil’s Newest Product launch:  Meta Appetite Control (in orange).  For now, the only flavour is orange; however, more flavours should be coming in the future.  I know I’m a little behind on my posts; however, since I have been health challenged as of late I think it’s so a propos to share my experience with you now.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

The latest addition to the Metamucil wellness line of products is actually very helpful.  Various insights were shared into healthy snacking and tips to help manage our appetite.  All of these helpful tips are great ways for us to incorporate small changes into our day-to-day lives to make them healthier.– Made with 100% natural source psyllium fibre
– Helps to temporarily suppress appetite when taken prior to a meal
– From the makers of Metamucil, the #1 Doctor Recommended Fibre BrandMost importantly, for me, it helps to take control of my cravings!  While at the product launch, we had the opportunity to make our own smoothies.  I loved mine!  I actually combined most of the ingredients of the two recipes being offered … I think I was the most creative because I went ‘out of the box’ and did my own thing.From our group of influencers, all you could hear was “mmmm”, “yum”, and “oh my goodness”.  Certainly not what you would imagine after ingesting fibre!I look forward to continuing on my new healthy path, and hope you try it too.

HOW TO USE IT:

Take 2 rounded teaspoons (14.0 g) OR 6 level teaspoons (14.0 g) in 240 mL liquid with meals, up to 3 times daily.  (Note: for occasional use only)

Want some really yummy Metamucil recipes?   Visit:  http://www.metawellness.ca/en-ca/articles/recipes

Have questions about Metamucil?  Visit:  http://www.metawellness.ca/en-ca/articles/faq/metamucil-faqs

Visit:  metawellness.ca for more information.

Among recommendations in an AlphaImpactRx 2016 survey (Bulk Fibre category).

Control Your Blood Cholesterol Levels with Metamucil #smallchangebigdifference #ad

Get control of your blood cholesterol levels.  If you take small steps you’ll find it easier.  Did you know that “High blood cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.”!

Disclosure: I have not been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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It’s getting to be that time of year – the holidays are upon us! After a busy fall getting settled back into a routine, it’s easy to pick up bad habits when it comes to your healthy diet. So beyond trying harder, what strategies can we follow to help stick with healthy habits, even at the busiest of times? It typically takes repeating an action 21 times before it becomes a habit within a day-to-day routine and small steps are all you really need to get you started and live a long and healthier lifestyle.  Or, at the very least, small steps will allow you to gradually get use to the necessary lifestyle changes for the desired healthier lifestyle.

  1. Eat a healthier, balanced diet.
  2. Cook and eat more meals at home. Eat breakfast. Pack lunch.
  3. Make eating out a special occasion.
  4. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
  5. Increase physical activity.
  6. Be smoke free.
  7. Ditch sodas.

Canadians looking to improve their overall health can start their day off right with psyllium fibre!
Psyllium fibre, the naturally sourced dietary fibre found in Metamucil powder, has a long history of use in traditional and herbal medicines. In fact, it can provide multi-health benefits, such as helping to lower cholesterol to promote heart health*.  Since first being introduced to Metamucil, several years back, I have discovered that it was actually an easy yet positive way to make a change in my life.

Slowly, I’ve been modifying my diet by focusing on these tips:

  • the right portions of whole, unprocessed foods
  • Whole grains
  • low fat dairy
  • lean cuts of meat and opting for vegetarian more often
  • reducing use of highly processed foods
  • eating soluble fibre ( 21 to 38 g daily )

There are several reasons for using Metamucil:

HOW DOES METAMUCIL HELP TO TEMPORARILY SUPPRESS APPETITE WHEN TAKEN PRIOR TO A MEAL?
When taken with 240 mL of liquid prior to a meal, Metamucil psyllium fibre thickens and forms a gel which aids in the sensation of fullness and prolongs the intestinal phase of nutrient digestion and absorption, helping to temporarily increase feelings of fullness and reduce food intake.
HOW DOES METAMUCIL WORK FOR LAXATION?
Metamucil contains a bulk-forming fibre without any chemical stimulants. The active ingredient, psyllium husk, is a soluble viscous fibre that absorbs and holds moisture. This causes the psyllium to swell, supplying the necessary bulk to help form an easily eliminated stool. Metamucil will not cause immediate evacuation but generally produces an effect in 12 to 72 hours.

HOW CAN METAMUCIL HELP ME MAINTAIN HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS?
The psyllium in Metamucil forms a viscous gel, which traps some sugars as the gel moves down the intestine. Trapped sugars are slowly released and absorbed into the body—helping the body maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Remember whatever healthy steps you take will be steps in the right direction.  That’s always worth it!

For more information on how you can improve your heart health and get more fibre in your diet, check out the facts.  Metamucil has collaborated with the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. (HeartandStroke.ca)

2 Ways to Start Your Day With METAMUCIL® Smoothies #PGMom #MetaBar

Look and feel your best with two small steps to live a long and healthier lifestyle.  Just choose which of these two smoothies you’re going to drink today!

Canadians looking to improve their health can start their day off right with psyllium fibre.

On a personal note, I already enjoy the Meta Fibre Bar on a regular basis.  I find that it helps me to feel full; which in turn helps me to be more regular. Especially with my recent health issues, and now taking an opioid, it is quite common to become irregular.  Metamucil gives me what I need to continue about my day without the concern of any daily setbacks.

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Psyllium fibre, the naturally sourced dietary fibre found in Metamucil powder, has a long history of use in traditional and herbal medicines. In fact, it can provide multi-health benefits, such as helping to lower cholesterol to promote heart health* and can temporarily suppress your appetite, when taken prior to a meal.**

Get your daily fibre intake with these easy tips

  • Get a boost of fibre in the morning with Metamucil’s Bombshell Berry Blast smoothie. A healthy diet includes 25-38 grams of fibre a day, and this delicious summer quencher has 16g of fibre and 22g of protein to kick-start your day!
  • Play with sweet and tangy flavours:Challenge your taste buds with this unique combination of summer ingredients and try this Citrus Spritzer.
  • Take your Meta to go:Whether you are in between meetings or leaving the gym, a Meta Fibre Bar is the perfect way to ensure that you’re meeting your daily fibre intake needs!

 Bombshell Berry Blast

Makes: 2 1/4 cups (560 mL)
Prep time: 1 minute
Ready in: 3 minutes
Difficulty: EasyBerry Blast
Fibre: 16 grams

Ingredients
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 heaping tablespoon dried goji berries
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened soy milk or skim milk
1 level teaspoon Metamucil® Berry Burst with 75% Less Sugar or Original Smooth
Ice cubes or crushed ice

Instructions

Blend blueberries, raspberries, gogi berries, flaxseed, yogurt, milk and Metamucil® with ice in blender until smooth.

Citrus Spritzer

Makes: 1 cup (250 mL)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 1 minute
Difficulty: EasyCitrus Spritzer
Fibre: 6 grams 

Ingredients
3/4 cup (180 mL) sparkling water

1/4 cup (60 mL) unsweetened orange or grapefruit juice
2 level tsps (10 mL) Metamucil Sugar Free Original Smooth or Metamucil Sugar Free Orange Flavour Smooth
1 lime or lemon wedge
1 orange, wedge
2 fresh mint leaves, chopped (optional)
Natural sweetener of your choice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir together water, juice and Metamucil.
  2. Squeeze in lemon and orange wedges and add to glass.
  3. Stir in mint and natural sweetener, if using.
*Lowers mildly to moderately elevated cholesterol levels when taken with a low fat diet.
** For Adults Only: To achieve this new benefit, use two servings of Metamucil® in 240 mL of cool liquid with meals, up to 3 times daily. For occasional use only.