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Scan bran...effective?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by angelslice, 27 June 2009 Social URL.

  1. angelslice

    angelslice Full Member

    I've had bad few days where i've been picking at the wrong stuff and want to redeem myself a bit before weigh day (monday). I was thinking of giving scan bran a whirl for the next 2 days but i know people in the past have said it bloats them and I just wondered how effective you think it is and how long it takes to pass thru the system. Am planning on drinking lots of water as previously advised. The only time I've had it in the past was in cakes.
    Hope you can help!
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  3. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

    You will need plenty of water as Scan Bran can cause constipation and bloatness if you don't drink enough with it but it will certainly help to 'clear' you out, it is ½ syn per slice or 5 slices for 1 HEXB - It looks awful and not very appitising, and it has a nutty dry flavour, not everyone likes it, but I have perservered with it over the last 5 weeks and I don't mind it now, I usually have 3 pieces every other day or so.

    Good Luck with it but remember it is an aquired taste and you need to drink plenty, good luck with it.
  4. sugar_lipswales

    sugar_lipswales Silver Member

    Does anyone know what the oat bran tastes like? Scan bran does taste a bit like mdf, maybe the oat variety would be nicer?
  5. denise_2009

    denise_2009 Full Member

    hi r the oat ones not the same i looked at them in sw class and they where both the same only in a different packet. what is this scan bran suppose to do.
  6. angelslice

    angelslice Full Member

    i have both and to be honest there's not really any difference, they all taste foul but I'm gonna persevere and get past that if I can, maybe making yummy noises with each bite will help!! Thanks for the replies x
  7. judimac

    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

    Yep! They're both disgusting!
  8. miss_emmajane

    miss_emmajane Silver Member

    I don't know if this is a stupid question but what is scan bran?
  9. angelslice

    angelslice Full Member

    It's a very high fibre 'cracker' that slimming world sell in group or alternatively you can buy from certain health shops. 5 of them can be counted as a b choice. The taste is not good but is meant to give your weight loss a boost!
  10. *Sally Cinnamon*

    *Sally Cinnamon* Full Member

    does Finn crisp work just the same (actually get 6 for a HEB)?
  11. metrognome

    metrognome is getting better at it

    no but finn crisp taste ahole lot better lol
  12. *Sally Cinnamon*

    *Sally Cinnamon* Full Member

    Oh my.... how bad are these things.... in a weird, perverse & masochistic way I will have to buy some

  13. sugar_lipswales

    sugar_lipswales Silver Member

    I's like MDF crossed with branflakes lol
  14. dino4

    dino4 Full Member


    they are okish, for a treat (!) i put a wee scraping of nutella on mine but normally i just put some jam on it. works wonders though:eek::p have a few along with superspeed foods throughout your day.
  15. sugar_lipswales

    sugar_lipswales Silver Member

    I picked up a pack at my local health food shop and I'm hoping they'll boost my weight loss.
  16. Bumfluff 1000

    Bumfluff 1000 Member

    I tried the scan bran challenge in class drank loads of water and didnt lose a single pound as i wasnt able to go to the loo, even with all the water i drank.
  17. Scarlet Daisy

    Scarlet Daisy Hungry For Life

    Darling, there is no OTHER way to buy them.
  18. angelslice

    angelslice Full Member

    Oh god what have I started here, lol. To be fair I had 2 this morning with philidelphia light with basil and it was actually ok. Haven't been bloated so will have some more tomorrow.
  19. Roz V

    Roz V Full Member

    Hubby and I are both convinced that Scan Bran and Oat Bran - they are virtually interchangeable, the Oat one having a slightly 'oaty' texture (don't get excited, they are ALMOST the same!) and you can use either in the recipes ((official SW response)) - as I was saying, we're convinced that they helped to get us to target.

    But you do have to use them regularly, either in cakes or as crispbreads - loads of ideas for toppings elsewhere - and, as everyone has said, do drink plenty of water!

    They are a bit of an aquired taste - one many of you would rather not aquire! - but they are worth a try if you've never tasted them, and we've actually got to quite like them now!!!
  20. Frontier-Phil

    Frontier-Phil Silver Member

    I swear by them really good....... as said drink lots of fluids, I love them with nuttella or philly.

    Phil x
  21. Minders

    Minders Finding inspiration

    I usually have one or two a day with my HexA of cheddar cheese. I can't eat them on their own... bleh!!! But with a sturdy flavoured topping, they're not bad. You just have to get used to them. And I definitely notice a difference when I don't eat them. I am more "regular" when I eat them. Definitely.

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