I find it essential to get at least 25g a day, but if I eat too much fiber at once, yeah, my body tends to let me know it was too much.
9/7/13 7:35 A
first of all good for you for getting enough fiber, I struggle to get the minimum each day. When I do. I feel much better. As for getting too much, I'd say too much of even a good thing is still too much.
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3,435 9/7/13 12:14 A
For me t was.
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9/6/13 9:55 P
I know for me it is, I had to cut back. My stomach was upset all the time.
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10,940 9/6/13 9:40 P
You did the exact right thing adding fiber slowly. Point one for you!!!
Occasionally going over is not a big deal. I agree wit prior poster that you want to stay 50 or under, if possible. Again, sometimes is OK. Point two for you!!
Keep up the great work checking things out by asking for advice!!! Point three ... GAME!!!!
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25,207 9/6/13 9:31 P
I am one who NEEDS to eat lots of fibre - generally a minimum of 42g daily, and sometimes I need to have 50-60g - especially if I need to use one of 2-3 different pain relief meds I have. My Dietitian even prescribed a particular fibre supplement to help me on those days it is hard to get enough.
the only issue with too much fiber is moving things too quickly through your digestive tract to be absorbed. and that's generally not an issue unless you're over 50 g. and you'll likely notice this as it happens.
I have been working out hard and my diet has become much healthier. I have slowly added more fiber into my diet and have enjoyed the benefits. Sometimes I find that I have been eating more fiber than the recommended value (by say 15g). On these days I have a harder time meeting my caloric requirements because I am full (because of the fiber). Assuming this happens occasionally, will this affect me negatively in the long run? Should I be super diligent in this area?
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