RE: Fiber-how much is too much?
Posted Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM
If you are not used to eating plants (fiber), then you are definitely in for a surprise. Usually what happens, and I'm making an assumption here, is food starts to move rather quickly through the digestive tract. You may find yourself going to the bathroom more often. That's a GOOD THING. That's fiber's job.
Your body will eventually get over the shock and settle into its new fiber-full diet. It's also okay to pull back on the fiber a little bit and add it in more slowly over the next few weeks.
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education