I cannot eat FiberOne bars, or Fiber boosted Activia, or SkinnyCow anything. Why? Because they all contain added Inulin.
Ingesting inulin for me is like having a bomb go off in my colon. I get tremendous stomach cramps that are debilitating. Unfortunately a lot of new 'fiber' foods have this added to it now to give the food a fiber boost and to sweeten it. There is a great article on SP I read about it. http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=pr ocessed_foods_extra_fiber_bellyache After finding it it totally made sense why so many of these foods make me double over in pain. If I avoid Inulin added foods I'm golden. hope this helps!
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YOU NEED TO DRINK AT LEAST A GLASS OF WATER WITH HIGH FIBER BARS AND THEN CONTINUE WITH WATER ALL DAY LONG
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I've never had a problem with them, but have found a different type of bar which I prefer, and which is more nutritious. - L'Arabica bars.
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I have had the same experience with them! Very painful! This time on my diet I am religious about my 8-10 glasses of water so maybe I should try the bars again and see what happens. They are SO good and help a lot with my 'sweet tooth'!
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good advice! I didn't know you had to increase your water intake with more fiber...
I have an unfinished box of them in my desk drawer. Sometimes I can eat them and I'm fine. Other times I eat them and spend 40 minutes in the bathroom. Never really had gas or cramps though. I think chicory root is just not for me.
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2/11/11 10:05 A
Are you drinking enough water? Are you getting *too* much fiber?
If you haven't already, start tracking your fiber intake on your nutrition page so you can see if you're getting too much. Regardless, make sure you're drinking water! If you increase your fiber intake but don't have enough water in your diet, it can definitely "block things up", so to speak, causing some gastrointestinal discomfort.
Also, those things aren't really the best breakfast... they don't have very much protein in them and have so much carbs (mostly from sugar!). Try having one of the 90-Calorie Fiber One bars *on the side* of a high-protein breakfast like greek yogurt or an egg white omelet.
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