I eat a lot of natural fiber: Oatmeal, fruit, salad. I still need to take a fiber supplement in the evening to feel my best the next day. I really don't understand why.
I've tried them all, and the easiest to take by far is Benefiber.
It dissolves completely, is tasteless and textureless. I put a generous amount in a large mug of chamomile tea in the evening and thoroughly enjoy drinking it. It seems to work, and I don't get cramping or any other problems.
But, it is not calorie-free, which bothers me slightly.
I'm guessing I use about 4 teaspoons which is supposed to have 30kcals
, coming supposedly from 8 grams of carbs, 6 of which are soluble fiber. That doesn't make sense! Yes, 8 grams of carb will have 32kcals, but the soluble fiber isn't metabolized, so the actual absorbed calories should be from the extra 2 grams of carbs, giving you only 8 calories.When you're counting every calorie, you don't want to waste them on gosh darned Benefiber! (And, I don't think you really are!)Thoughts?