They ruined my cereal by making it healthier!

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I am one of the lucky ones who can tolerate milk.  So I love cereals that are low on roughage as a "safe" food for me.  I love Corn Pops....I know they have sugar in them, but they have always been good to me.
Drat it all...the box is now labeled has more fibre!  Well, that is not good for me.  More fibre causes me problems.  And to top it off, they taste like cardboard now.  I want my Corn Pops back!!!!!!!!!!!!  Just let me have my little enjoyment in the morning that is not....toast....or my nightime snack that I would eat while my husband devoured a whole bowl of popcorn.
Grrrr......healthiness ruined my day tongue
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


Nanners
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hahaha!! I love corn pops myself, I just can't handle the milk. I always loved eating the cereal right out of the box dry. Hugs!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Ahhh no! Hate when that happens! Its good that the country is on a health kick but sometimes I wish it wasn't EVERYTHING! Finding a prepacked sandwich if I'm out and about which isn't made with brown bread and 90% salad filling is a nightmare! Thank god for Subways and the like!
 
 


Zanne
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm with you. They did that to Cocoa Puffs a few years ago! Drat. I hate the health craze. If we want to eat crap, let us eat crap. wink
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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nawlinscate
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   Posted 3/23/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I know! I've been going through the same thing with this annoying health craze! I'm usually safe eating plain melba toast and lowfat mozzarrella for lunch--but now I can only find whole grain melba toast--or sesame, which is even worse for my digestive tract. Such a bummer!

Nanners
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   Posted 3/23/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Crohnies Revolt!!! Leave our sugary cereals alone!!! LOL
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

sickandlucky
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   Posted 3/23/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My favourite cereal is mini wheats... how's that for fibre?!
female 20, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, moving onto humira injections, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


tewcute
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   Posted 3/23/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
try honey nut chex. I love it. It is sweet and not too healthy and bonus for anyone that needs this it is gluten free.
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
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Grandpato2
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   Posted 3/23/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
honey nut cherrio's
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 3/23/2010 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm sorry, but i have to laugh. here is why: if the manufacturer has to add something like fiber to anything, then it just means they are putting back in what they took in the processing of the product and are doing so only to try to gain market share to dupe people into thinking the cereal in this case is healthy. ha ha. now think about this: cereals are endorsed by the american heart association as heart healthy. really? a sugary kids breakfast cereal that just now has fiber? well it is low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt, so it fits the bill. but hey, arent all grain based foods low in those items too? wow - what a coincidence. hence the endorsement by the AHA or any kind of seal by any one/thing is only there to sell products by making you think it is healthy.

now i must apologize cos i am sure i've ruined your cereal more than the added fiber did.

the only cereal i can endorse is ezekiel sprouted grain cereal.

i do admit that i ate all the sugary breakfast cereals growing up and before i did the makers diet, corn pops and cheerios were staple comfort foods during a flare as they were some of the only foods i could tolerate. so i have sympathy and empathy for you all here.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


JavaJay
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   Posted 3/24/2010 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   

I used to love Count Chocula growing up...and in college.  I haven't had it in years but when I see it in the supermarket, my mouth waters. 

I kind of agree with people, leave the fiber out.  I know they want kids to eat healthier, but then the parents should be feeding them better. Don't blame breakfast cereals for the downfall of parenthood.  I think they should make a added fiber and a no fiber cereal.  Give anyone that wants their cereal without fiber a smile.



36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
 
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
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Post Edited (JavaJay) : 3/24/2010 6:52:20 AM (GMT-6)


What A Life
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   Posted 3/24/2010 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm a huge fan of the Special K with Berries in it... So good and good for you!!! Cinnamon Toast Crunch is still my favorite of all time though lol... Just try not to eat it too much!

lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 3/24/2010 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I think if people WANT a healthier option they'd go out of their way to pick a healthy one like one with bran etc, I don't think high-fibre options should be forced down our throats so to speak!
 
 


randynoguts
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   Posted 3/24/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
yep the "f" ed up all my favorites late last year, corn pops, apple jacks, i notice the taste diffenace right away before ever seeing the new label on the box. i kept telling my wife that maybe i was losing my taste .. but alas it was them all along.. so hey they dont get my five bucks abox anymore.. btw, did you see some of the weights went down to 9 ozs! dang crooks.
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Sunaddict
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   Posted 3/24/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad someone started this thread. As I went to go buy fruit loops, I'm also one who can tolerate milk on the good days. And they've added fibre 30% more to be exact!!!!!! I had a bowl, and it hurt.

Has anyone thought of writing to Kellogg's and letting them know there are plenty of people who buy these types of cereal to avoid fibre, I'm thinking of doing it but I know it wont make a difference if it's just 1 person. But if we can get a lot of us to write a letter to them.. maybe then can make cereal just for us.

I am also frustrated with the soups, everything has bloody celery in it.. so I'm stuck with the same old same old. Anyone else?
Tracy from montreal. Dx with Cd 7 years ago but un-Dx for 10 years. Meds currently taking;Imuran (1 and half tab daily)Humira (bi-weekly) pentasa, been on prent 4 times but horrible side effects doc wont use this on me anymore. Humira has put my CD into remission, after using remicade for a year and half which caused remi induced arthritis. I am currently (most days) arthritis free. Currently dealing with endometriosis.


randynoguts
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   Posted 3/25/2010 2:01 AM (GMT -7)   
the lack of my dollars should send them into shock pretty quickly!
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 3/25/2010 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
RA&CD...actually I was thinking of visiting their website. I had to travel Tuesday and Wed and I usually take a bag of cereal to have as a safe food incase business dinners are inedible for me. No cereal this time!

Irony...the health craze hit McDonalds in 1989-1990 and they pushed apple bran muffins and salad. I was a McD manager then and all I ate every day was those two things trying to be "healthy". Guess what...had my rupture about 6 months after this high fibre diet started. Hmmmmmmm was that healthy for all of the population or just healthier for some?????

So Randy...you spend as much on cereal as I do then....price up and package size down. i lived with it on my cereal. But they did it to my ice cream. Whoa Trigger...no one messes with my ice cream :-)
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


Sunaddict
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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
HabsHockeyFan
Ohhh habs, are you from Montreal? Fiance is a huge fan!!!

So let me know if you want to start getting people to gether to send a not, vote...anything!!
Tracy from montreal. Dx with Cd 7 years ago but un-Dx for 10 years. Meds currently taking;Imuran (1 and half tab daily)Humira (bi-weekly) pentasa, been on prent 4 times but horrible side effects doc wont use this on me anymore. Humira has put my CD into remission, after using remicade for a year and half which caused remi induced arthritis. I am currently (most days) arthritis free. Currently dealing with endometriosis.


centurions
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   Posted 3/25/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone,
I am new to this forum so I have a lot to learn about how to communicate approiately.
I have Gastrinoma and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. I have had a total gastrectomy with cholecystomy 10 years ago and I am on TPN 24/7 via picc. I would like to chat with anyone who shares the same diagnosis or is on TPN.
Thanks so much and i look forward to hearing from you.

leysa
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   Posted 3/25/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hah, I hear you. I ran into that with a box of Apple Jacks about a month ago. I was seriously bummed. As a side note, though, if you have a Wal-Mart, their store brand (something malt-o-meal or something like that) is still not high-fiber, so I've been buying those. They're actually not bad. :)

Also, almond milk rocks.
30/f
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Stef17
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   Posted 3/25/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have a Walmart Supercenter near you (with a grocery section) you *might* be able to find their Great Value brand has a corn pops equivalent. I know it won't be exactly the same, but it won't have the fiber! :) We have tried their Great Value generics for Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles, Rice Krispies, and Rice chex. Pretty good substitutes. I can't have whole grain cereals either, but I CAN have milk and I depend on my bowl of cereal because when I can't eat anything at all - I can ALWAYS eat a bowl of cereal and it makes me feel full. It's my little sun in the storm. Who thought cereal could be so therapeutic!? :)

randynoguts
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   Posted 3/25/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
hey centurions, if you want to talk TPN, start a new thread. ive benn doing it for more than 10 years so maybe i could help ya..randy or go to the members section and get my email
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Matthew
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   Posted 3/26/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Man, I feel your pain! How dare they mess with perfectly good junkfood breakfast cerals!
Is nothing sacred!???!
Oh well, I no longer can enjoy them anyway..

Matthew
But if they touch milkshakes, its GONNA BE WAR! LOL

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 3/27/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Ach, yuo guys! All those yecky kid cereals. I come from the old school - Original Cheerios, Original Nabisco Shredded Wheat, Original Rick Krispies, Original Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice, Original Quick Quaker Oats, Original Cream of Rice and Cream of Wheat. And good ole Raisin Bran w/the whole scoopful of raisins in each box.
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randynoguts
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   Posted 3/27/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
but C2 WAY back then they didnt have the technology to make stuff taste good...heck they were probably still grinding the oats on a stone wheel.
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