alternatives to scan bran for "freeing me up"?

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  1. ColJack

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    I've heard rave reviews about scan bran as a remedy for problems with regularity ( IYKWIM ), but I don't have any and next group isn't until thursday..
    I don't think my local H&B carry it ( couldn't find any last week ) so I need alternatives in the mean time..

    any suggestions?
     
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    Prunes? Baked beans? Fresh OJ
     
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    what about all-bran? 42g of that as a healthy extra. I find just changing my HEb cures things! Plenty of water and walking helps too, failing that call in dyna-rod tis syn free muahahaha!

    Helen xxx
     
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    Porridge made with extra bran added (to make up for the scan-bran) makes a good breakfast that gets things 'moving' (lol).
    Just buying the bran works out a lot cheaper than when it's already been squashed into scan-bran shapes!!
     
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    Something I remember from being pregnant: Peaches, plums and pears poop. Bananas bind. :)
     
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    aren't prunes syns though? 'tis dried fruit after all..

    as it happens, I went to mom's to borrow her stock pot and told her to remind me to get some thursday ( she and dad go to same group as me ), and she said she had 5 left and didn't like them...

    I just tried one and I must say I don't blame her.. definitely needs something on it.... might be alright if dipped in something like a cup of bovril..
    I may have my mackrel on the rest later as a snack..
     
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    Drink lots of water - have lots of fibre foods (allbran, fibre plus bars) - melon works for me too??!?!!?

    How about a veggie curry - nice and spicy!~!~! x
     
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    You can have 142g of prunes in juice or 142g of stewed prunes or 85g of dried ready to eat prunes as he b or syn them at about half a syn each :)
     
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    Sorry to be rude and graphic but even just a sip of strong black coffee has me running for the loo...

    But it has to be proper coffee that you make in the cafetiere. not instant coffee.
     
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    changing my heb today has helped me :)
     
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    I noticed that about proper coffee too.. must be something lost in the drying process..

    I have a filter coffee maker, I gotta get some more coffee for it though...
     
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    I have not tried it before but people rave about this on facebook:


    Dyno rod Soup
    (syn free on Green and EE)

    1 can mixed bean salad
    1 can green lentils (or handful of dried)
    2 cans chopped tomatoes
    1 can baked beans
    Handful of split lentils
    2 large leeks
    1 large onion
    4 medium carrots
    2 parsnips
    1 each green, red and yellow peppers
    2 vegetable stock cubes
    Salt pepper
    Mixed herbs
    Water (enough to cover all ingredients)
    Chop all vegetables. Put them and everything else into a large pan, cover with water, bring to boil and simmer until vegetables are soft (about 30 mins). Once cooked, the soup can be left chunky or blended smooth.
     
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    very similar to the one I've seen.. speed soup only calls for 1 pepper, any colour as far as I reacall..
    I just got all the ingredients for some of that..
    well almost.. got a bag of soup mix vegies which has the carrots, leek, onions and some swede in it, and no parsnips in, but I do have a butternut squash to add ( our C adds it to his and says it's a great super speed food.. )
     
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    It's exactly the same as the recipe posted for 12 speed soup :)
     
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    psyllium husks will do the job, h&b will stock it or any on line health food shop.
     
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    Peppermint tea
    Fresh Orange Juice (although it is synned)
    Mushy Peas
    Grapes
    These all get movement with me lol!! x
     
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    Anything with sorbitol. Sorbitol is a laxative in sufficient quantity. Apple juice is a natural source of sorbitol. Drinking is important but often exaggerated - generally excess water will get diverted to your small intestine so you'll just pee like a race horse all day!

    Agree that proper coffee sets me off too.
     
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    Weetabix works for me
     
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