Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I Will Miss You Fiber One Bars

I think that my small group of readers know this ... but Jesse and I have been on the South Beach Diet for a month now. (Jesse's lost 17 lbs. and I've lost 15 lbs. - we've both gone down a size - yeah!) I am always looking for new foods to try. I am especially in need of a good bar of some sort that I can grab and go. I am still nursing and get really hungry at random times. One of my sister-in-laws suggested the Fiber One Bar and said that it is super high in fiber (of course) and super delish and that they are totally diet friendly. I finally found them and decided to try them.

Holy Crap! They are amazing! They taste way too good to be true. I double checked the nutritional info and they don't seem to be horrible for me. They have little chocolate chips (or at least they look like them) and totally satisfy my sweet tooth. I start having one (let's be truthful - sometimes two) a day. I quickly decided to see if they had them at Costco. They did! I bought a box of 30 and convinced myself that you really never know when you are going to need one and I figure that I should have a HUGE box on hand just in case.

A few days after starting to eat them regularly I noticed that "things" were a changing in my digestive system. I did not plan on spelling it out but by things I mean - horribly nasty gas. Yes, I admit it. Yes, I realize that this info might be too much for some of you. It smelled horrible and I couldn't stop! I started to go through the things that I was eating and decided it was just from all of the fruits and veggies I had been eating. It did not slow down. My son Liam started making regular comments about the odor and my poor husband was constantly being warned to stand back and not breathe through his nose.

I slowly started to suspect that it could be my dear Fiber One bars but kept eating them anyway. Then, this weekend, my husband said, "Man, I am like farting every minute. Seriously." And it was true...he was. I then reluctantly asked him the question that I feared would seal my Fiber One bar's fate... "Did you happen to have one of my Fiber One bars today?" Yes. Yes, he did.

So, I have been off the bars for 12 hours now and seem to be nasty gas free. How sad. I really loved you Fiber One Bars...

10 comments:

Ashley Julian said...

Oh, no! Well, at least the air in your house is a little fresher :)

neely mcqueen said...

isn't gas good?

Lindsey said...

Oh no! That's so sad!! Did you try taking some Gas-X or Beano? See if you can combat the gas! LOL!!!

BTW, WAY TO GO ON THE WEIGHT LOSS!! You look great!

Jodie Howerton said...

Oh! Bummer! Those bars gave my son major diarrhea! I guess I know what to eat if I'm constipated!

Sadie Arnold said...

Oh man, sounds like a lovely time in your household. :) Maybe there is hope, have you tried the Zone bars? (also sold at Costco in bulk) Not sure how they size up to the Fiber bars diet wise, but I think they are pretty healthy for you as well? I LOVED them while prego and they are great for this nursing momma. If you like PB you'll love their version...yum!

Carlee Avery said...

I am dying laughing!! Oh it hurts!

Angel said...

That's awesome! I love your honesty haha I meant to tell you this morning you are loooking great, girl!

Amy Cheng said...

Oh man...that is too hilarious. I can't believe even little Liam noticed. haha.

Lisa Diederichs said...

Ok ... now my turn to be brutely honest. I too eat these on a daily basis (I LOVE you Costco!).

But seriously Marisa ... you were eating two a day!?! Holy cow. If I eat ONE I'm a tooting-machine. And I may add that it HURTS. Like a cramping, I'm-gonna-die cramp.

Here's the deal ... I eat 1/2 a bar every morning for breakfast (along with a piece of fruit). I have NO GAS if I eat just 1/2 the bar. Same with one of my co-workers who is doing this 'experiment' with me.

So girl ... that's the ticket: 1/2 a bar.

I love them! Try a 1/2.

xoxo

amy smith said...

hysterical. my family was hooked on fiber one bars too... and our two year old had chronic diarrhea, took me almost a month to figure out it was the two fiber one bars he was eating for breakfast every morning!