Argh!! Intolerance to bars? (mentions poo)

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  1. Inge Jones

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    The Atkins bars are ideal as part of my CC diet, and a good source of protein as I am a vegetarian. I thought it was a coincidence the first time that I got nausea an hour or so after eating it, followed by abdominal cramping and violent diarrhea. A few days later I ate another one and the same thing happened.

    Does anyone else get this, or is it just me?
     
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    Happens to loads of people Inge - it's the pretend sugars in them. Some bars have worse effects than others though - I myself can stomach the daybreak bars but not ANY Thornton's diabetic chocolates.

    Apart from the ones my secret santa is sending me of course. ;)
     
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    Well it's somewhat comforting that I am not alone, but rather frustrating also. Does one get used to the ingredients or do the intolerant remain intolerant forever?
     
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    Check wrappers of all sweet things to ensure 'polyols' are not too high. Polyols are a form of carbs which aren't absorbed they are a sweetner that i try to avoid at all costs. Poor you, i've been there done that.
     
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    They are a laxative so you'll never get used to them, sorry. :)
     
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    Jeez... but if they did this to everyone no one would ever buy them. I mean you couldn't go to work or out shopping or anything more than a foot from a toilet :(
     
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    They don't work on me - nothing like that does! Cast iron innards me :eek:
     
  9. ladyfelsham

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    As per Bren, I don't have any problems with the Atkins choc but do have probs with some sugar free stuff.

    Susie
     
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    So no one who had problems with them later "grew out of" it? If by the 4th or 5th attempt I might be managing to cope with them, I'd persevere cos I really like them.
     
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    Seriously is it really worth it though. I'm a stay at home mam but i even find them cramps unbearale. NOTHING is worth the effects.
     
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    It's pretty ghastly, yes. The first time it happened I thought I had caught the norwalk virus.
     
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    I usually can't 'go' without the help or something but seriously as bad and all as my fav laxative dulcolax is i would never opt for polyols again.
     
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    If you're intolerant inge, you always will be I'm afraid. Sorry.
     
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    That's a shame Inge hopefully you can find an alternative
     
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    Thorntons diabetic fudge bar....

    Why must you hurt me so? :(

    I feel your pain Inge!
     
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    FJ and Inge - have you tried the Atkins chocolate bars? As mentioned, I'm fine with those (sadly, I'd eat them every day if I could - but restricting them to every few days)

    Good luck

    Susie
     
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    Aye, pretty much every one of them except the manky orange choc ones....

    I was swayed by the price difference....69p for Thorntons or 2.10 for Atkins.....only place round here that sells them is Boots...and their hardly cheap for anything :
     
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    Aye, I normally get stuff from there....but I begrudge paying postage when I can buy them in hehe..

    I like those ones too....the brownie ones are really nice as well!
     
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    I love the brownie ones too - but try not to buy them, because I'd eat 'em all LOL
     
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