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2/18/11 9:50 P

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Hey Linda. Yeah, that's the thing.. Some mornings, the shake is fine. And others, it causes tummy rumblings :\ I haven't had a shake in a week or two, actually, because I prefer it for breakfast and since I haven't been able to have it, I've neglected it. I see it as a meal replacement, not a snack. And I don't like it for breakfast.. I prefer deli cheese or grilled chicken for lunch. I don't take fiber on a regular basis because too much upsets my ibs, as odd as that seems. But I do need more of it, because I'm not getting enough on this lots-of-protein, no-carbs thing. So I'll give that a try!

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2/18/11 8:47 P

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Welcome to the team. I also have problems with many of the shakes and other supplements. I have also noticed that I can eat or drink a product one day with no symptoms and yet the next day I may have symptoms with the same product. IBS is a very confusing illness. Do you take fiber supplements? They help. I also find that drinking at least 64 oz of water per day and exercise, especially some yoga poses, do help me. Good luck on your journey.

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2/18/11 5:01 P

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Have you tried other protein shakes or mixes? I have used Jillian Michael's whey protein that you mix with milk or juice. I don't know if you have access to milk, if you are in a dorm or not but there are protein bars as well at Walmart. I sometimes buy things like that for snacks to keep my blood sugar normal when I'm on the go. Peanut butter and crackers may or may not work for you but would be easy to fix and eat. Or Peanut butter toast. It may be the protein by itself is what is upsetting your system. If you can mix in a little carb with the shakes maybe it would be better. A banana for instance. Just some thoughts, I hope others will jump in and have ideas and that something works for you. Just keep trying!

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2/18/11 3:25 P

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Hi all. I wanted to stop in and say hi. I'm a college student with IBS, and this makes certain things difficult, embarrassing, and sometimes even depressing.

Right now, my big issue is trying to stick to the South Beach diet. And the biggest issue? Breakfast. I've gone around to a lot of Spark Teams and tried asking this, but some people don't understand how difficult it is with IBS to find a low-carb, hi-protein meal that's on the go (because I don't have time for sit-down breakfasts with running to class) and that DON'T upset my stomach.

Right now, I'm just doing diet soda because it sits well. But it's definitely not healthy, zero carbs or not. I have the Atkins protein drinks but they sometimes upset my stomach early in the morning. Any suggestions?

Hope to chat with you guys, and talk soon :)

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