I thought I had found the magic formula for regularity; eating quinoa early in the week to ensure an empty digestive system for the Wednesday morning weigh-in. However, as time went on, a few problems arose from using this strategy. The main issue is that quinoa was not always in the cupboard (or on the dinner menu) and in the end, it usually wasn't enough.
But then I saw the latest commercial for Bran Buds. The dude in the commercial suggested adding Bran Buds into all your foods. That's when I realized that I could start adding Bran Buds to my morning oatmeal. By the time I eat my oatmeal on the Go Train an hour later, the softened Bran Buds adds a surprisingly pleasant flavour to my morning meal. In the afternoon, I add another dose of Bran Buds to my afternoon yogurt snack.
Bran Buds sure gets the old bowels moving. But still, it is not always enough! So after much consideration and observation; I've figured out that this is what I need to do:
- Eat quinoa as much as possible rather than rice (mmm quinoa);
- Drink lots of water and/or peppermint tea;
- Eat plenty of vegetables;
- Eat grapes and blueberries over apples and bananas;
- Add Bran Buds to oatmeal and yogurt; and
- Avoid eating processed food.
So, there you have it; my new strategy for regularity, because eating quinoa on Monday and Tuesday just wasn't enough...
Do you add Bran Buds to any of your food?