Five Ways to Reset Your System After Vacation
The maker of All-Bran® products offers solutions for getting out of that post-vacation slump

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For many of us, the pinnacle of warm-weather months is the highly-anticipated vacation, but what we don't account for is the dreaded slump after returning home from our great escapes. To learn more about women's post-vacation experiences, Kellogg Company and Braun Research fielded a phone survey of 500 U.S. women, 45 and older, in early 2010, and the results were obvious to the Kellogg's® All-Bran® brand team. According to a recent survey of 500 women(1):

  • Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of women 45 and older in the United States, say they have felt tired, bloated or heavy post-vacation;
  • More than half (56 percent) agree they don't always feel rejuvenated after the break; and
  • 46 percent say being on, or returning from, vacation makes them feel sluggish.

As suspected, the data indicates that women didn't receive the needed rest and relaxation women sought. A week-long break in both routine and healthy eating habits can take a toll on the body, and that's where All-Bran® cereals can help—by kick-starting your post-vacation menu.

"An excellent way to get back into your routine, and feel better in the meantime, is to incorporate fiber back into your diet on a regular basis. Starting a plan like the All-Bran 7-Day Promise™ is a simple way to feel better within just a week after returning from vacation," said Cheryl Dolven, registered dietitian and Kellogg Company director of nutrition marketing. "You can easily include a serving of All-Bran in nearly any dish you put together—from breakfast and lunch, to dinner and dessert—and Kellogg's has made this even easier by developing many recipes that use All-Bran, including five new warm-weather inspired dishes."

The makers of Kellogg's® All-Bran® cereals have put together five ways to help bounce back from vacation excess. Putting a positive twist on classic recipes, these five must-try dishes can help get the body back on track, so consumers don't feel bloated and sluggish.

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Cake: This recipe offers a double dose of lemon—lemon yogurt and lemon peel. If you like, add a dollop of whipped topping and a sprinkling of fresh berries to every piece.
  • All-Bran Chicken Satay with Dipping Sauce: Strips of boneless chicken breast, skewered, breaded with Kellogg's® All-Bran® Complete® Wheat Flakes cereal and spices, baked and served with Thai Chili Sauce, Thai Peanut Sauce, or Spicy Tomato Ketchup for dipping.
  • "Fried" Green Tomatoes: Sliced green tomatoes breaded with Kellogg's® All-Bran® Complete Wheat Flakes cereal and baked.
  • Fancy Tart: In the mood for an elegant dessert? Try this tart filled with tangy lemon yogurt and topped with juicy nectarines, black cherries and exotic kiwi fruit.
  • Fruit Crisp: Apricots and blueberries tossed with cinnamon, topped with Kellogg's® All-Bran® Original cereal, brown sugar and walnuts, and baked.

Seven Days to a Better-Feeling You

Taking the All-Bran 7-Day Promise™(2) is a simple way to incorporate the daily fiber your body needs: 25 grams of fiber for most adult women and 38 grams of fiber for most adult men. The five warm weather-inspired recipes include All-Bran® Original cereal, All-Bran® Complete® Wheat Flakes cereal and All-Bran® Bran Buds cereal. Additionally, All-Bran® offers more than 400 great recipes at The All-Bran 7-Day Promise™ has no complicated meal plans, nor does it require calorie counting; simply incorporate one serving of Kellogg's® All-Bran® into your diet per day, for seven days.

Consumers who complete the All-Bran 7-Day Promise™ may see improvements in overall digestive health, including changes in regularity, feeling as if they have more energy and less bloating and sluggishness. With four varieties of All-Bran® cereal and new All-Bran™ recipes, there are plenty of tasty ways to fit fiber into your diet. Learn more about the All-Bran 7-Day Promise™ at

(1) Phone survey of 500 American women age 45 and older in the United States. The survey was conducted by Braun Research between January 28-31, 2010, by a mix of land and cellular phones. The margin of error is +/- 4.4 percent.

(2) All-Bran® cereal, as a part of a high fiber diet, helps promote digestive health.

About Kellogg Company

With 2009 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. The Company's brands include Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Pop-Tarts®, Eggo®, Cheez-It®, All-Bran®, Mini-Wheats®, Nutri-Grain®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, Chips Deluxe®, Famous Amos®, Sandies®, Austin®, Club®, Murray®, Kashi®, Bear Naked®, Morningstar Farm®, Gardenburger® and Stretch Island®. Kellogg products are manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries.  For more information, visit Kellogg's Corporate Responsibility report including its approach, progress and future direction in the marketplace, workplace, environment and community can be found at For information on Kellogg Company's commitment to nutrition, visit

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