Dilemma: too much fiber in my diet.
For breakfast and typically in the afternoon I have the following meal.
2 cups oatmeal, 3tbsp milled flaxseed, 2/3-1cup frozen berries, cinnamon, protein source (whey or can of tuna).
This meal alone is about 30g fiber, and I typically eat it twice a day. I also have lots of veggies throughout the day (usually frozen broccoli and corn, or fresh carrots and celery. I also eat lots of nut products, which again has a decent amount of fiber.
My problem is that all of this fiber causes me to have gas. Lots of gas. I might not even care so much, but I’ve got my girlfriend and a workout partner to worry about (I can’t remember the last time I squated and didn’t fart at least once during my sets).
I’m asking for suggestions as to a carb source or meal I could replace the bowl of oatmeal with. These two meals provide about 1/2-2/3 of my daily carb intake. The rest comes primarily from my PWO shake and veggies/fruit. I figure I could replace the milled flaxseed with the oil variety, but I’m stuck as to a healthy replacement or addition of high-density carbs to my diet other than oats.
Other things to consider: I eat oats cold–just add water and mix in ingredients. Not sure if this would matter much as far as digestion and gas. Also, anyone have experience with Beano or similar gas suppresor? I am lactose intolerant, so dairy is out, and the lactose-free stuff is way too expensive for me to consume regularly.
Thanks for any suggestions.