Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Stinky Cereal

The last 2 weeks I have spent a lot of time studying for the boards. Obviously, not enough given the fact that I am blogging all the time (i.e. procrastination). Anyway, all this studying equals a lot of snacking. In an effort to improve my snacking habits I have been eating a lot of GOLEAN crunch cereal.



It is sooooo good. Sweet, crunchy, and super yummy. The only problem? Each serving has 8 grams of fiber. One serving equals one cup. I'm not sure how much I eat in one day but I can definately put more than one cup away in no time. It just sort of disappears. Until about 2 hours later when the stomach starts to rumble. This is followed by hours of loud, stinky farts. These are not ones you can quitely release....no you need a bathroom and privacy. Not always easy, especially at work. It is so bad that Syd calls it the stinky cereal because we have ALL fallen victim to its yummy crunch. When Syd has it for breakfast and we have been snacking on it, you DO NOT want to be in our house!!!! I know I don't get enough fiber and I know that this cereal is a good choice but I'm not sure how to get past the GI side effects. Maybe they will go away with time? I hope so because I have had more than one uncomfortable elevator ride this week. The plus side? My gluts are getting strong from all the flexing. Yeah, I know....TMI.

6 comments:

Sonya said...

BAHAHAHAHA!!!

We too love this cereal. Our kids refer to it as granola and think of it as a snack more than a breakfast item. This past school year we sent loads of it to school for classroom snacks.

But clearly we've not eaten enough of it in a short enough period of time to notice the stinky side effects. LOL

K J and the kids said...

Thanks for the warning. I have to tell you as a pregnant woman, one who has had her fair share of embarrassing moments....I feel your pain.
Mine isn't as much stinky but certainly loud.

Busy Mama said...

Hey...fart all you want and stink up your house, who cares...just don't give it to Colin cuz his farts are stinky enough! hahaha

Jen said...

I really like the Fiber 1 Bars, and they do the same thing. I was talking to the nurse in the Federal Building about them, and she said "We call them fart bars." I really laughed at that one.

Dee said...

That is hilarious! I'm addicted to FiberOne bars. So yummy but the same problem!

robyn.green said...

hmmm...haven't had that cereal yet. but pretty much anything with high fiber...OH..and even worse are the horrible things with sugar alcohols (sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, erythritol)...THOSE kill me. my family cannot be around me when i've had any! LOL!