My gastro says that the evidence base for trigger foods is really poor. He recommends that I eat as normally as I can and use meds when I'm having troubles. My symptoms are really cyclical around menstruation. .
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I am new in here but if you go to what foods do I eat. My doctor just told me and sat with hubby and I over an hour .
Dairy products are a no. no she told me. Way too hard on the body..
I can have Soya milk but it is a bean not a dairy but for you off the hard dairy products.Will give you a problem. Cows milk or cheese. Even if it is low fat. Go off your dairy for a week. See how you feel. Look at my food I eat. See if seeds give you problem in veggies, raw food. or jam. I have to eat jelly not seeded jam. Your aim is to get better in a small way and relaxed way not lots and a rushed way. Eat slow. Not fast.
See when you feel good you have this and that it is only natural as you hurt so much or then you feel good.. It is all about letting your body go slow and for sure not everything.
I write down what I eat. My bowelmovements. You have to get your b movements more solid. Then when you do that. You introduce another or a fruit. Drink water. Go look at my food I eat on here. If you cannot do the gluten then for sure do what I suggested. Everything in portions and sometimes small. You have to get your gut feeling good and your bowels away from irritation.
I hope this helps.
I ate the way you did and now my doc has gone this root with me. As my body just crashed eating dairy products and cheese.
I agree it is not a diet. It is learning to eat a healthy way for us with this problem.
Edited by: BEESPARKLE at: 12/17/2013 (13:24)
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First it depends upon if i am in a flair up or not. When I am it all depends upon my digestive symptom it seems like it never does the same thing twice. Staying away from sweets seems to help and away from raw veggies some fruit I can manage like bananas. Hope you find some ryme and rythem to your disease good luck!
Since I was just diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis, I am slowly learning all I can about this illness. Right now i am keeping a food diary on my phone where i put in everything that I am eating. My current way of eating is low fiber no lactose which means back to reading all labels. Had to do this when my DD was allergic to wheat. I am not worried about any weight loss until I get this flare up under control and then I will start reintroducing foods. Had a hamburger and cooked spinach last night. I think the biggest thing will be what fresh veggies and fruits I can consume plus will I be able to go back to enjoying yogurt which is one of my all time favorite foods. I know that I can't eat lettuce - sometimes if bothers me and sometimes it doesn't. For some reason, raw cabbage didn't upset my stomach. Will I still be able to enjoy that. We will see. I was reading that watermelon, pineapple and grapes are okay so will start with those fruits to see what happens.
Hope everyone has a great day.
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My use of the word diet, was a loose term for the dietary changes I have made in my life since July. Part of my health issues has been my weight. I have a bad ankle from a car wreck. My goal is to get the extra weight off so my ankle has less stress. I now eat very healthy, and one way was my salads full of everything that I LOVE. Unfortunately, I can't eat the green leafy veggies. I am finding that as long as I cook them...spinach and kale they don't give me a flare up. Clean eating magazine is becoming my new beat friend as they offer lots of recipes with cooked veggies.
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Well said couldn't have said it better myself. I did exactly what you suggested took the word diet out my eating and I now make healthy choices which I know are going to heal me and believe that my weight will take care of itself over time. I have not gained any weight all year and even have lost a little bit. I have managed to find some very good cook books which I think follow that concept. One big thing is to be eating the better fats and enough of them as they have good healing properties in them. Not all fats are bad.
My suggestion is to throw all "diets" out of the window for a little bit and work on figuring out which foods make you flare and which ones are OK. If you are afraid to get off of the low-carb train then I suggest looking into the Paleo diet and using that as a guideline when searching for foods that make your stomach upset. I have heard of a lot of people that have success on Paleo like diets (SCD diet is the popular one in IBD circles) in controlling their symptoms. Getting into remission should be your #1 priority and your weight loss can take the sidelines for a bit.
Remember, what works for one person may not necessarily work for you. In general I know nuts, corn, popcorn, greasy & fatty foods are usually bad when you are in a flare up. Some fiberous vegetables can also cause symptoms to get worse. Once you are in remission you should be able to add a lot of these items back into your diet, within moderation.
I hope you find what works for you and your lifestyle - this is definitely a marathon not a 5k.
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I just got diagnosed. I have been on this diet since July. And everytime I brought a salad to work, I would have a horrible flare up! So much to learn! How is this possibly going to work with my High veggie, Low carb (flour, pasta and rice) diet?
I have found at times when I have had a bad flare up is to follow an elimination diet. ie remove all foods except rice and veges and introduce one food group at a time. I have an IBS book which gives you a plan. I am pretty sure there are others books out there that would help. It helps in 2 ways it allows the digestive tract/bowel to heal and when you do re introduce a food group it is then easy to identify what the problem is. Even now if I have a flare up I am inclined to do this. Hope this helps. all the best Jan
Even though I was recently diagnosed I have been having symptoms for a while. I know that there are trigger foods but I am at a loss of how to find them. In the beginning it was mostly dairy (ice cream mainly) that upset my stomach but now it seems that everything I eat bothers it. I am in the middle of a bad flare up so I am not sure this is even the time to figure it out. Suggestions on how to find trigger foods when everything makes you feel "icky"?
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