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02-25-2009, 10:27 AM
Ok, I've started loving the original Kashi Go Lean cereal. I've been eating it a few days a week for lunch, with some 2% milk and a banana chopped up in the cereal.

Having issues....gas and bloating issues. Guess I'm not used to the higher amount of fiber? Will this go away if I keep eating the cereal frequently, or should I cut back to maybe once a week?

02-25-2009, 10:51 AM
How much fiber is in a serving? If you up your fiber you should do it slowly and your body will adjust. It just sucks for awhile with the bloating.. :(
I have upped my fiber intake and I feel so much better after my body got used to it.. :)

02-25-2009, 11:25 AM
It's got 10 grams of fiber...1 g soluble and 9g insoluble. Which is WAY more than I'm used to eating in a sitting....

02-25-2009, 12:28 PM
I can tell you for me I never got used to the increased fiber. I used to love the LaTortilla wraps- 12 g fiber and the gas and bloating were horrible. I tried to cut back and eat half a one every other day-same outcome. I think it just depends on the individual person. For me, I'm not even able to tol. Fiber One bars, cereal, yogurt...

Shannon in ATL
02-25-2009, 12:46 PM
The Kashi cereal doesn't bother me, but I can't do a Fiber One bar to save my life... Never got used to them...I can do the Gnu Fruit & Fiber bars without trouble...

02-25-2009, 01:35 PM
I can do one Fiber One bar a day without any issues...and that's 9 g fiber. Wonder what the difference is? Maybe the F1 bar AND the Kashi?

Thighs Be Gone
02-25-2009, 01:45 PM
We eat several Kashi cereals and haven't had any problems at all. I also eat the Fiber One original (way fewer calories) and don't have any problems either.

02-25-2009, 02:10 PM
I eat a lot of fiber, I love veggies and all kinds of stuff filled with fiber, it does have those side effects at first but it toally lightens up, unfortunately it was a couple months... not I never have those issues.

02-25-2009, 03:49 PM
My body always reacts funny when I start eating something totally new (Fiber One and cauliflower come to mind) but after a while it adapts to it. Kashi has never given me any problems, but I added it to my diet well after I got used to eating 30-40g fiber a day.

02-26-2009, 10:44 AM
My husband and I have a running joke about Kashi. Apparently his coworkers can always tell when he has eaten it for breakfast. I think I am more discreet :)

Thighs Be Gone
02-26-2009, 11:04 AM
Kashi has never given me any problems, but I added it to my diet well after I got used to eating 30-40g fiber a day.

Actually, this is true for me as well.