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Argh!! Intolerance to bars? (mentions poo)

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

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.
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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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

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 :
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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