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Is my diet IBS-appropriate?
health_girl posted:
I've always refused to eat specific things, avoid others, or eat in a certain way in order to keep my IBS under control because I tried to pretend I didn't have IBS. But I do, and every time I get stressed it flares up and gets 100x worse. I made a vow to myself yesterday to eat healthier, because I need to feel normal again, and it's the only way to control my IBS. Today was my first day, here's what I ate. Please give me your feedback if you think this is good stuff to be eating and what I should change, add or eliminate... (with my IBS, I don't get diarrhea, but a lot of bloating and constipation, gas, etc...)


coffee (this doesn't seem to worsen my symptoms although I've heard caffeine should be avoided...)


chicken with rice and marinara sauce
my friend's pizza crust (I know, I shouldn't have...)
a few almonds


kale/spinach/arugula salad with light dressing and a sprinkling of cheese
non-fat greek yogurt with a few tablespoons jam
a mini 70-cal ice cream cone, a piece of gingerbread

Thank you

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Elizabethianaz responded:
I'm totally new to this form but here I go. I hope this might help you as I came across this book by pure LUCK! Eating for IBS by Heather Van Vorous. You just about told my story about eating & reactions but now this book is my Bible. I swear by it. But I'm still having difficulties w/my diet since I'm also Lactose Intolerant. I've also read that for those of us that have Fibromyalgia there is another diet to look to. So now I'm totally frustrated but fortunately not with all those nasty IBS symptoms. Good luck & wonder if anyone else is seeing problems with being Lactose Intolerant or even Celiac (Glueten free) at the same time?

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