I did not like the powdered drink the doctor gave me so I experimented with how much I took… I found that 1/2 to a 1/4 of a scoop in lots of water worked for me better and I would take it twice a day that way. I still didn’t care for the way it made me feel so I looked around and found that psyllium was natural and gave enough bulk to do the job, it’s not the most pleasant thing to drink, but neither was the cholestyramine… so I think overall i preferred the psyllium. You can get psyllium at your pharmacy or natural food store. I also eat a lot of barley and brown rice…. high in fiber and bulks up when going through the system. Sometimes I eat cheese if nothing else is available, it makes things worse at first from the fat but then it binds things up after a bit, not ideal but works.