Had a very serious case of diverticulitis which cost me 2-4 feet of my lower intestine. I can't eat too much fiber (even though diets want you to). Most of what you're supposed to eat i don't like. I have cut down on the amount of meat eaten, eat less dairy and eat few veggies/fruit. Am finding losing weight virtually impossible. Ideas anyone?
Too much fiber is a trigger for me. I started a new diet that calls for a lot more fruit/veg. All of a sudden, my IBS is back. Mine goes back and forth between the D & C symptoms. I try to up my yogurt intake and limit fiber when I am having a flare up.
Thanks for good info about IBS. Just got diagnosed with diverticulosis after a cat scan.Have had intermittent IBS for over 30 yrs. I'm pretty much sensitive to everything right now. Hard to exercise because of pain but I keep trying! I keep eating less but crave soft carbs because my brain thinks they won't hurt in the digestion process. My blood sugars don' t like this. This is like a bad chemistry experiment! I was better at Biology!
I don't have IBS but I know that if I eat anything with artificial sweeteners, I have terrible tummy problems. I have learned to read labels carefully because that stuff (especially Sucralose) can be lurking in the most unexpected places.
also, I have found that eating 2 tablespoons of coconut each day helps control some of the gas that I deal with after every meal. coconut macaroons would work, but coconut milk does not. so I add coconut to my mix of banana and oranges.
my trigger seems to be fatty meats. 80% ground beef, fried foods, and greasy burgers are the biggest culprits. also basil and fancy pepper blends. so I am careful about not eating ground beef but ground chicken or turkey instead, and avoid heavily peppered steaks and mostly stay with chicken and fish.
I found a major component in my IBS was eliminating the calcium pills that I had been taking for so many years... I had a bone scan and it was normal so I eliminated the extra calcium over and above what was in my vitamin pills and my food intake. All of a sudden my constipation was normalized!!! I am still taking konjac root before each meal to supplement fiber. But life is so much better.
9/11/2012 9:31:31 PM
I found that taking natural Apple Pectin 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening did the trick for my IBS. I tried everything and nothing else worked. I recommend eating turnip greens (better than spinach) and sweeet potatoes for softer output on a regular basis and drink lots of water (at least 64 oz/day).
Most people who eliminate wheat from their diets find almost immediate and permanent relief.
2/7/2012 6:20:32 PM
VIEVIE63 Be careful with diet foods. They tend to contain artificial sugars which can lead to IBS issues as well as pudding may contain dairy...another trigger for some people. I find that I can't eat ANY diet foods as they all contain artificial sugar which messes me up big time!
So true, that what works for one does not work for all. tracking your food is such a help to find your own personal triggers.
After a lot of experimentation and tracking, I found that wheat is the primary cause of my IBS. Other trigger foods for me are skim milk, some corn products, and sometimes brown rice. Luckily no issues with meat or fat for me, as being vegetarian does not agree with me.
I followed similar dietary recommendations That are in this article for many years with no relief... Made it worse for me (especially fiber & whole wheat/grains). It wasn't until I paid attention and really noticed what was happening in my body that I finally kicked this IBS thing! Hope you all can do the same!
I've had IBS for 30 years. What works one year may not work another. From 2005-2006, I lost 60 pounds from the big D & IBS.
3/17/2011 4:38:19 PM
how do i continue to write down all that i eat in the trackers it will alway's tell me that i do not have enough bread or proteins is there a place where i can still write it down and still be within the bread and protein ounces.
3/17/2011 4:35:08 PM
i just found out that i have ibs and it has been induced from med's and alot of other illnesses now i am having a bit of a hard time with this because i can not eat raw or medium cooked vegetables they give me too much pain, so now i am at a lost as to what i can and can not eat. i have the same taboo foods as everyone else plus the vege's i am now retreating to eating diet cookies or diet poudding and the such but these things sort of roll around in my mouth . i want to lose the weight but not if i have to not eat at all HELP!
2/20/2011 1:47:18 PM
I have had IBS for 12 years. After consulting multiple doctors and keeping a food diary my IBS was the same. A friend sent me an article on IBS and being vegan and how it could help. I thought, why not, nothing else has worked! Almost 1 year later and I feel so much better! You are what you eat, and meat and dairy is so full of antibiotics, fillers and items that people with sensitive stomachs shouldn't be eating. Just my experience.
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