Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not a pretty picture!
Everyone is different and those delicious veggies may not be on your side. Sometimes too much fiber is the worse things you can consume for your irritable bowel syndrome and yet so often the answer people receive about their tummy problems is to increase their intake of fiber.
Fiber is not the right solution for all of us. I am not a doctor, but I know my body and my IBS!
For me, I have to eat balanced meals and small ones at that. I have to eat vegetables…preferably cooked and avoid the cauliflower and broccoli family along with brussel sprouts because they cause a lot of gas.
Sweets are out unless I partake in very small quantities. The high fructose corn syrup is a real problem and I have read about what sugar does in the stomach. If I want to bloat, all I need to do is lean on the sweets.
What about fruits??
Trial and error…Sometimes if the peel of the fruit is removed, it eliminates the problem. Peel peaches and apples. Experiment with fresh fruit and remember good quality canned fruit is always in season. The trial and error period is a beneficial way to set your diet limitations.
Sure, there is more to it, but let’s start with this. Conquer your food habits and then you can work on stress and some other healthy lifestyles. Remember your IBS will be with you forever. Take it easy!
In Other words…
Learning to live with the irritable bowel is a daily challenge. Your doctor might give you Bentyl or another RX that can calm your digestive system and help ease the cramping. It is a gut antispasmodic drug. The real challenge is learning to give up foods that cause your distress. Learning to keep a food diary is a pain but so is the effects of improper food consumption. So there you have it. Paint a better picture for yourself and eliminate hours in the bathroom or curled up on the sofa.