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Thread: Too much fiber

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    Too much fiber

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    has anyone experienced getting too much fiber b/c of having to eat high carbs from vegetables? I recently had to up my carb intake to meet training demands and have had some acid reflux and not as good bowel movements, and I think I may be getting too much fiber. I've calculated it to be easily 60+ grams on these big training days, and that's even trying to minimize it just eating my starchy carbs from yams etc, meat and healthy fats (fat fiber free=coconut oil etc).

    I am considering/ going to play with using some white rice as well on these days if it doesn't feel wrong, although I do enjoy/ feel better mentally about eating lots of sweet potatoes.

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    Are you eating the potato skins? Maybe cut them out.

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    too delicious to cut out! and I looked it up and they only add 1-2 additional grams of fiber. so even on a 5 potato day thats 10 grams which isn't much out of 60+.

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    Maybe try white potatoes in place of the sweets. Or rice like you're thinking of doing.

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    Getting enough water? dehydration causes expulsion issues.

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    loads of water, tried white rice on sunday and again tonight to see how i do (after massive rides)

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    Drink a black coffee, and then go do sprints. I wont lie to you.. it gets my bowel moving!

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    my bowels move once a day every day when i wake up, they are just kind of gnarly.

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    Eat a smaller sweet potato with some brown sugar on it to make up the carbs. If you're training hard you can kick up your heels a bit, and that will cut some fiber out.

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    Not sure what you mean on the heels thing but brown sugar would be more simple sugars which I don't need and if I did I'd use honey.

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