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My fiber intake is a bit high. Around 50 g per day but sometimes less and sometimes more. I have noticed that my stomach is upset most of the time but I don't know if too much fiber is good for your diet?
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Also 50g is a lot. Myabe try reducing it a bit.
Also you'll know if its bad for you, You'll smell bad.
If you can, cut back a little. Fiber is great and healthy for you, but too much can hurt your tummy.
I recommend you talk to your doctor and together come to conclusion about whether the amount you are eating is right for you. I think 25g a day is what I would consider a healthy amount.
Due to all the talk about how important fiber is, and all of its benefits (feeling full, helps w/ digestion etc), I started taking fiber supplements daily (2 tablets is the recommended amt, which is 10g fiber). I also eat a lot of fruits and vegtables. I have been trying soooo hard to lose weight, but now I am starting to think I am eating TOO MUCH fiber. I am losing no weight and am sooo bloated constantly (seriously, i almost look like i have a 'baby bump'). Will this pass? I am going to stop taking the fiber pills, but is there any other ways to reduce bloating?? Was this overkill?????
I average 60-70g of fiber a day, with no problems whatsoever. Of course, I drink plenty of water. While too much fiber can block nutrient absorption, my vegetable-laden diet is so over-the-top when it comes to vitamins and nutrients, I'm fine with some being blocked.
By the way, the average daily fiber intake for Americans is a dismal 15g. The average daily fiber intake for people living in asia is an impressive 77g.... they eat a lot of heart-healthy whole grains and fresh veggies and fruits, where we tend to eat over-processed stuff.
Both of my doctors have told me that if I had to take fiber supplements, I was eating the WRONG food -- that sure made me re-evaluate my "low calorie" diet to ensure it was a very healthy, high-fiber, low-calorie one.
As with any medical problem, see your doctor and follow his/her advice. (And drink more water.)
gosh; where's revolution (Isabel) when u need her? she's got some experience with this situation as do i, of course I'm not the one who ended up in the hospital; but I think her story saved me from it!
what I know is that it can clog you up BIG time, and you can get SUPER sick; especially if you're not drinking enough water with it....so eat about 30 g fiber at the MOST. no more than that is necessary
Until you can see a doctor, try eating less fruit, swapping some of your high fibre foods for other foods like proteins & drinking more water. 25g-30g of fibre sounds like a good target.
Hi ya, i have suffered with stomach problems for a while. Recently i went to see a dietician who told me that she suspects im eating to much fibre. i was confused by this because i thought eating fruit and veg everyday amongst other things was good. I took her advice and cut down to 3 fruit and veg a day, believe it or not it has really helped. although i still get a bit of an upset stomach it is nothing to what it used to be like. Also like alot of people are saying make sure you drink alot of water aswell. I used to have 2 cups of tea and a glass of juice only in a day. i now carry a 2 litre bottle of water with me and this has helped aswell. good luck!!!
I remember someone telling me a scary story about fibrous bits getting stuck in their small intestine and malabsorption happening...but that was like 100g+ fibre/day (no, I don't know how she did that either). I don't know if this was a true story either, but she was in the hospital.
If lots of it is insoluble...make sure to chew it well. I ate whole sunflower seeds (with the shell on) and didn't chew very well. The end product was...painful and bloody to say the least.
I eat around 70g a day and I do not smell! ): But yeahhhhhhh.......I smelled for awhile there LOL but finally I adjusted, hallelujah!