General Diet Plans and Questions - Problems with Fiber One Bars/Too Much Fiber?




xxkaleidoscopic
08-02-2011, 11:06 PM
I need help, guys. Possible TMI warning ahead. Right now, my stomach is just feeling awful, and has been for hours. I am experiencing terrible crampy feelings, and it almost feels as if I might be really gassy or constipated, but I can neither pass gas, nor defecate; I was able to do the latter once earlier today, quite well, so I figure maybe I don't need to so much as it feels like I need to.

The only thing I have changed in my diet is that recently I have been eating one 90 calorie Fiber One brownie every day. But isn't excess fiber supposed to cause potential diarrhea, instead of this? I guess I'm assuming this is diet-related because I didn't do anything else unusual today, and no one around me is sick. And I'm asking because, if anyone thinks the brownies could be the problem, I certainly don't want to keep eating them.

Thanks in advance for bearing with me through the less-than-pleasant details.


EmilyMartis
08-02-2011, 11:26 PM
How is your water intake?
The fiber needs lots of water to sort of swell up and push things along, otherwise it could cause your symptoms. You might want to increase your water and decrease your fiber brownies a little... and then slowly increase to a higher frequency giving your body time to adjust.
Em.

xxkaleidoscopic
08-02-2011, 11:38 PM
I've been drinking four quarts a day, so... I'm scared to increase any higher than that for fear of water poisoning. =P


Thighs Be Gone
08-02-2011, 11:47 PM
fiber definitely, DEFINITELY makes me gassy! Yes, yes, yes on the Fiber One bars...and yes, on Kashi Go Lean too!

Lovely
08-02-2011, 11:48 PM
My limit is two "Fiber Foods" (FiberOne / FiberPlus) or I get crampy and bloated and ...all sorts of "Oh god the pain!"...

Even one every day is sometimes a bit too much for me. Every couple of days is alright, but more than that... and things get kinda backed up. Or maybe not really backed up, but MUCH MORE NOTICEABLE as it travels through me.

ChubbyCheeks
08-02-2011, 11:52 PM
Weird. I would think that the fiber one bars would solve that problem, not cause it. Maybe its artificial sugars in the fiber one brownie. My diet forbids food of that nature and since I started, my stomach feels better than it has in a long time. No diarrhea and everything passes through... nicely.

Try getting fiber from natural foods like spinach or carrots.
Not nearly as delicious, but it might solve your problem

Thighs Be Gone
08-03-2011, 12:07 AM
chubby..I have read that about alchohol sugars before...I am sure they are in Fiber One products...don't know about Kashi

xxkaleidoscopic
08-03-2011, 02:02 PM
Thanks guys. I'm going to cut way back on them now, maybe eat them every other day or once every three days.

Wannabehealthy
08-03-2011, 04:22 PM
I need help, guys. Possible TMI warning ahead. Right now, my stomach is just feeling awful, and has been for hours. I am experiencing terrible crampy feelings, and it almost feels as if I might be really gassy or constipated, but I can neither pass gas, nor defecate; I was able to do the latter once earlier today, quite well, so I figure maybe I don't need to so much as it feels like I need to.

The only thing I have changed in my diet is that recently I have been eating one 90 calorie Fiber One brownie every day. But isn't excess fiber supposed to cause potential diarrhea, instead of this? I guess I'm assuming this is diet-related because I didn't do anything else unusual today, and no one around me is sick. And I'm asking because, if anyone thinks the brownies could be the problem, I certainly don't want to keep eating them.

Thanks in advance for bearing with me through the less-than-pleasant details.

I have eaten the Fiber One bars with no problem and later switched to Kelloggs Fiber Plus bars, which I think taste better. Fiber does not cause diarrhea. It absorbes the water in your diet and "bulks up" your stool. It just makes it easier to go, and prevents constipation. Fiber is good for you, but it should be introduced into your diet slowly to allow you body to adjust to it.

I hope you're feeling better by now.

Carol

jillnicole03
08-03-2011, 04:56 PM
Fiberone hurts my tummy too... I find if I eat them in the morning it's not as bad.

Bellamack
08-03-2011, 05:09 PM
lol. My husband and I just laugh about Fiber one bars, they just kill us. When the commercial comes on where a guy keeps coming back for more samples of the FiberOne bars and says it can't be good for you or something like that. My husband and I say "clear out the store and don't light a match"

QuilterInVA
08-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Its not the fiber in those bars and brownies, it's the stuff they sweeten them with. I eat lots of fiber and never have the symptoms you mentioned unless I eat one of those bars.

Wannabehealthy
08-05-2011, 10:34 AM
Its not the fiber in those bars and brownies, it's the stuff they sweeten them with. I eat lots of fiber and never have the symptoms you mentioned unless I eat one of those bars.

What do they sweeten them with?

Carol

grneyedmustang
08-05-2011, 10:43 AM
If these bars have sugar alcohols (Maltitol or Xylitol), those have been known to cause "gastrointestinal distress".

NotJustALittleFat
08-06-2011, 02:20 AM
I think it could very well be the fiber one. One day not realizing the amount of fiber in them I ate three in one day. I was on the pot fir 3 hours straight. I was in so much pain. It's probably the gas the fiber can cause.

Wannabehealthy
08-06-2011, 08:12 AM
I think it could very well be the fiber one. One day not realizing the amount of fiber in them I ate three in one day. I was on the pot fir 3 hours straight. I was in so much pain. It's probably the gas the fiber can cause.

Oh, well that could be too much fiber to start out. Since I consider something like that a "treat" I would eat 1/2 of one per day. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I nixed the fiber bars and switched to All Bran Crackers for my fiber. 8-10 per day is all I need.

Carol

Wannabehealthy
08-06-2011, 08:14 AM
If these bars have sugar alcohols (Maltitol or Xylitol), those have been known to cause "gastrointestinal distress".

I don't think they contain those ingredients, but looking at the ingredients list can be confusing, because half the things they list, I don't know what they are. LOL

Carol

sumu1
08-07-2011, 10:31 AM
About 4 months ago I bought them and didn't think of eating 1 and 1/2 bars for breakfast and part of lunch...I say this with a sense of humor but by mid afternoon I felt like my stomach was going to explode. The gas and bloating was horrible. I've had them here and there since with little problem, they are very good but they are definitely FIBERFUL :-).

kelly315
08-07-2011, 11:08 AM
I can eat fiber like it's no one's business- but one little fiber one bar makes me sick. I think it's something specific about those bars.

diaprile
10-11-2011, 06:10 PM
I too ate the brownies and enjoyed them one per day until the box was gone...then I had stomach cramps and was way too regular until everything cleared my system. I also experienced "flatulence" as others stated....ugh! May try them again but limit to much less often!!

carolr3639
10-11-2011, 07:50 PM
It might have something to do with the hickory root fiber that's in them. That does funny things to me.

WinterCricket
10-12-2011, 06:43 AM
90 calorie Fiber One brownies, while are so delicious they caused everyone in my family pain, gas and well you know..I believe that is your issue for sure. I will not buy them again because it was so terrible and I'm talking men, women and children. Lets just say it was a long weekend in our home. :-)