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Fat free and "Light" chips made with Olestra

Anyone tried these, and if so, what's the verdict?

Mon. Aug 20, 8:32am

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these are great when eaten while taking alli.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 9:06 AM

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I love them. They taste like regular chips and there's only 70 cal per 17 chips. You almost feel like you're being bad!

Monday, August 20, 2007, 10:45 AM

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I've only had them in the form of Pringles, and I can't tell the difference. If I "accidentally" eat the whole can, it's a lot easier to fix 500 calories worth of damage than 1000!

Monday, August 20, 2007, 11:13 AM

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how does a person "accidentally" eat a whole can of pringles?

Monday, August 20, 2007, 11:17 AM

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be careful with Olestra fried products. some people's stomachs are very sensitive to it. it can have the same effect as Alli.



Monday, August 20, 2007, 11:59 AM

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11:59 am - you are right

I am sensitive to olestra. If I eat more than 3-4 of the olestra pringles I experience stomach issues. My mom and sister can eat as much as they want and it doesn't affect them at all.

Olestra is a type of fat that is not digestable, so it goes right through you so to speak.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 12:08 PM

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product labels on food using this ingredient warn of "anal seapage". yummo.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 12:15 PM

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As the whole-can-of-Fatfree Pringles eater who posted earlier, my experience was no seapage, but definitely "looser stools" - which I consider a good thing, lol.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 1:02 PM

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Olestra and stomach problems is more of an individual thing, rather than a quantity thing. Some people can eat it with no ill effect (at least, not an immediate run-to-the-bathroom effect), and others can't. I can't speak for whether it'll hurt you in the long run, but in the short run, if you've had it before and you haven't had stomach problems, you're probably safe.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 4:18 PM

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