2. Start Slow and Increase Your Psyllium Intake
Start with one serving daily of Metamucil at first, then gradually increase to your desired intake. You may experience gas or bloating in the first few days as your body adjusts to the added fiber. This is normal and should go away as your body gets used to the added fiber.
3. Put Powder into the Glass First
Make sure to put the powder into the dry, empty glass before pouring in the liquid. That will ensure a smoother drink so you can enjoy getting your daily fiber.
4. Only Mix into Cool Liquid
If you choose powdered Metamucil, you can mix with juice or water, but make sure that the liquid is cool. Hot liquids make it hard to mix and drink your Metamucil because the psyllium fiber gels faster in comparison.
5. Take it at the Same Time Every Day
It’s Metamucil-o-clock for someone out there, somewhere. Anytime is a good time to take Metamucil. Pick a time you know you’ll be consistent with – whether that’s in the morning with breakfast, with each meal, or before you head to bed. Naturally fitting Metamucil into your regular routine makes it easier to stay consistent. Set a reminder on your phone, tablet, computer, or alarm clock to help keep you on track. Metamucil can be taken up to 3x per day.
6. Add Metamucil to Your Smoothies
Metamucil powders can be mixed into more than just water or your favorite juice. You can also add it to your favorite smoothie or shake recipe. For example – try Metamucil’s Tropical Fruit Smoothie Recipe . The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt, 1/2 of a peeled banana, 1/4 cup mango juice, 1 rounded teaspoon of Metamucil Orange Powder, and 1/2 a cup of ice. Blend it all together and drink up to get 5g of fiber in your diet. Check out more Metamucil recipes here.
7. Pick Up Where You Left Off
Life can be incredibly busy sometimes and distract you from keeping up your healthy habits like exercise and taking your daily Metamucil. If you miss a day of Metamucil, don’t stress it. Pick up where you left off and continue your daily regimen.
8. Nominate a Friend to Take the Challenge with You
Invite a friend to take Metamucil’s Two-Week Challenge with you. Keep each other accountable by sending daily reminders to each other or selfies. Or add a friendly competition to the mix to incentivize taking your Metamucil even more. Winner can treat the other friend to a new cannister of Metamucil powders or a high-fiber lunch!
9. Read the Directions
It may sound obvious to simply recommend reading the directions . Identify the benefits you want to get from Metamucil—whether that’s to increase your daily fiber intake or help you feel less hungry in between meals* or something else. Then check the label to see how best to take it daily to deliver those benefits.
10. Keep Taking Metamucil Beyond the Two Weeks!
Metamucil’s Two Week Challenge isn’t the only time you can take Metamucil—in fact, you can take it every day, 365 days a year! If you’re enjoying the benefits you’re getting from taking your Metamucil during these two weeks, why stop? Keep up your daily psyllium fiber routine so you can feel what lighter feels like* year-round.
Plus, when taken daily over a longer period of time, you can get up to four different benefits from Metamucil’s psyllium fiber. Keep reading to learn about each benefit.