UNIKARM, When I'm having a stomach attack or flare up in my IBS, I make a big pot of chicken soup...just chicken, celery, carrots, salt, pepper & herbs. Let it cook a long time, till the veggies are good and soft. Sometimes I throw in a handful of raw baby spinach and ladle the hot soup over it to just wilt it. No raw veggies for a couple days & no wheat products. White rice is easy on the system if you need carbs, and it's cheap.
Ground beef patties are good, but without any harsh spices. I avoid tomato based sauces too because tomatoes really upset my stomach.
i been trying to figure out and listen to my body. like said definately dairy. it's like immediate pain in the stomach. and also what really triggers is overeating and man can i over eat!! i can eat like 5000 calories or more day!! that's how much i love eating it's an addiction! also i come from a family who likes to get together and barbaque and go out and eating. and for the past week i've been eating horribly lots of fatty food and what to much of it. and man do i feel it.
oh that's another question, what do you do or eat when you are having a stomach attack. i always feel pain in the lower abs and i'm very acidic in the chest and throat? i don't want to not eat anything you know.
anyway i have read about the fodmap thing and i sounds both easy and hard (l like onions too). i thought of trying it but right now me and my man are dirt poor cause i'm looking for a job. so we eat whatever we can and what i can cook. and if it's taco's or macoroni then we eat it.
I am very blessed with the ability to eat basically what I want, as long as it is good for me. Since start sparki e and discovering it's basic, nutritonal guidelines, I have really noticed a difference in my IBS. I try to keep the amount of white flour products to a minimum, keep my water up and sugar intake down. I've also learned that stuffing myself is not worth it. My system and I after three years on this really work well together and I hope you can achieve some peace with yours, too!
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The food avoidance that helped my grumpy gut the most was staying away from wheat. I'm not a celiac, all tests came back negative, but eating wheat/gluten free helped greatly. It is now rare for me to have a really bad stomach day, thankfully!
I thought Dr. Davis has an informative blog sight called Wheat Belly. It is on the different health problems wheat can cause in many. Lots of good testimonials there.
I can eat pretty much whatever I want as long as I don't eat high fat foods or too much fiber. Salads 3 days in a row is a bad idea for me! Cooked veggies are good and keeping foods with a lot of flour to a minimum is good. Just causes a lot of gas. I eat spicy every chance I get and no issues there. When I'm not in remission (I have Crohn's) it doesn't matter what I eat. It all hurts the belly.
As long as I follow a Low FODMAP diet, I do fine. I stay grain-free most of the time, occasionally have sushi with no problems. Over indulging in lactose or fructose really does a number on me. Tomatoes I can tolerate in very small doses, but no tomato paste or sauce...that was a hard one to figure out.
I still miss onions too, but it's not worth the consequences :(
I haven't knowingly eaten gluten in almost three weeks and that really seems to have made a difference. It may be time to insist on getting tested for celiac. I read that everyone diagnosed with IBS should be tested for celiac as the two have a lot of similarities.
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Eliminating wheat has helped a lot, and dairy too. Corn is a big issue. As is caffeine, and I get stomach cramps every time I eat lamb chops (which is rare, but I do love them. time to give up on them!) I don't SEEM to have a problem with veggies or fruits, unless it's way too much of something super acidic like straight citrus or pineapple.
I am actually trying to go grain/bean free for a week or two to see if that makes a difference. I think rice is okay, but lately I've been so lax with corn and gluten (like in soy sauce) that it's hard to know for sure. All I know is that I think I may finally coming to a point where I'd truly rather eat the same 5 foods all day every day if it meant I could lose this puffy feeling. Ha!
Today: eggs and homemade sausage and grapes for bfast, celery pb & raisins/prunes & walnuts for snacks, chicken avocado spinach salad for lunch, and chicken & veg for dinner.
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I have issues with dairy when eaten in a significant volume and steak. These are the ones I know for sure and always have a problem with. However, I can also tell you that every time I have a soup and salad at chick fil A, I have an issue, or a chicken burrito at a favorite burrito place. Or pizza at a particular place. I'd really like to do an elimination diet to figure out my triggers, but not until I go off my birthcontrol, because it adds it's own layer of unknown to my situation.
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I seem ok with rice and meat. Having a horrible time with fruit. Nuts are questionable as are some vegetables. I'm trying really hard to find foods I can safely eat that are healthy. Last week for awhile I ate mainly rice and ground turkey to give my stomach a break and felt pretty good, but a person needs more than that.
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I eat five times a day. My grains are brown rice, GF oats, quinoa, buckwheat and some polenta. Egg whites, chicken, turkey and fish are fine for me. I eat almonds and walnuts regularly. I cannot have peanuts. I can eat a limited amount of legumes. I eat small amounts of fruit and space my servings out through the day. I limit my soy intake, so I use almond milk. I also have a plant based protein powder to add to foods when I am in need of a little extra boost.
I find that dairy aggravates my stomach in any form, milk, cheese, ice cream so I avoid it at all costs. I switched to soy milk for cereal and eating pizza has become a planned event. I try to eat snacks in between meals but I am careful what it is. Nothing too rough like an apple, my stomach has a hard time getting through it. Overall though I'm still trying to learn what my trigger foods are.
So far dairy and whole wheat food REALLY trigger my IBS. i had both today and man does my stomach HURT. i also feel acidic what i eat spicy food like tacos or spaghetti.
i've also done research which is totally confuses me. at first i found that fatty meat can really trigger and cause problems so i though ok i'll try and go vegatarian for a bit and see how that works for me. then i read that even vegtables can cause problems and i know beans can. so it's like a eat but don't eat situation. i can stay away from dairy and wheat but good grief.
can you tell me how some of you eat. do you eat 5-6 times a day or only 3 and what do you eat to get proper nutrition?
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