Suffering with severe symptoms of IBS with diarrhea can make your life really miserable. If you suspect that certain foods might be responsible for your symptoms but you're not sure which, then an Elimination Diet for a period of time might be exactly what you need to help you pinpoint the culprit(s).
At the end of this period you will be left with no doubts as to which foods are responsible for your diarrhea, or indeed for any other symptoms that they might cause.
But you need to be warned, this Elimination Diet is quite restrictive and should not be followed for longer than ONE week.
This diet is designed to help people who suffer from severe persistent diarrhea-predominant IBS.
If your symptoms are not so severe, you might want to keep an IBS journal instead.
Have a look at the Elimination Diet for IBS page for some advice on how to do that.
This diet avoids ALL IBS potential trigger foods (but, of course, that doesn't mean that all of them can cause YOU a problem) plus additional common allergens (including shellfish and eggs).
This plan is very low in dietary fibre and is based on the very few foods that most people are able to tolerate.
Fibre and nutrition will be slowly increased as you introduce new foods.
If you want to know why you need to restrict your intake of fibre on this Diet for IBS with Diarrhea have a look at the Elimination Diet page.
(Approx. 300 to 400 calories)
Hot Cereal with Banana Slices
1 1/2 cups cooked cream of rice cereal prepared with water and 1 tablespoon soft tub reduced-fat trans-free margarine spread (to be found at health food stores or on line). Enjoy with 1 sliced banana.
Cold Cereal with Rice Milk
2 cups puffed rice cereal with 1 1/2 cups plain or vanilla low-fat rice milk.
Breakfast Potato with Cinnamon Applesauce
1 medium baked potato; serve with 1 cup natural unsweetened applesauce mixed with optional cinnamon. Do not eat the potato skin.
(Approx. 400 to 500 calories)
Grilled chicken with Rice
5 ounces (140 g.) grilled chicken breast. Enjoy with 1 cup cooked white or yellow rice.
Turkey Burger with Baked Potato
5 ounces (140 g.) plain turkey burger. Serve with 1 medium baked potato topped with 2 tablespoons soft tub reduced-fat trans fat-free margarine spread. Do not eat the potato skin.
Turkey and Avocado on Rice cakes
5 ounces (140 g.) sliced turkey breast (or grilled chicken) divided over 3 plain rice cakes, each topped with 1 thin slice avocado. Enjoy with 1/2 cup natural unsweetened applesauce.
(Approx. 500 to 600 calories)
Grilled Fish with Rice
5 ounces (140 g.) of grilled salmon (or sole, trout, or tilapia) seasoned with 1 teaspoon olive oil and pinch of salt. Serve with 1 cup cooked white or yellow rice.
Rosemary Chicken with Baked Potato
5 ounces (140 g.) grilled chicken rubbed with a mixture of olive oil, minced rosemary, paprika, chili powder, crushed coriander seeds and pepper. The chicken could also be cooked in the oven over a baking sheet lined with foil and coated with olive oil spray. Serve with 1 medium potato topped with 1 tablespoon soft tub reduced-fat, trans fat-free margarine spread. Do not eat the potato skin.
Roast Turkey with Mashed Potatoes
6 ounces (170 g.) roast turkey breast. Serve with 1 medium baked potato scooped and mashed with 1 tablespoon soft tub reduced-fat, trans fat-free margarine spread (or 1 cup cooked white or yellow rice). Do not eat the potato skin.
100 calories or less
100 to 200 calories
At the end of this tough assignment, you will have identified most of the foods that aggravate your IBS.
For the sake of good nutrition and food variety, here's a suggested order for reintroducing new foods to your Diet for IBS with Diarrhea:
To have a good idea of which foods can actually speed up your recovery, please read next IBS Foods - Healing Foods to Soothe Your Colon where's there's a section dealing specifically with healing foods for IBS with diarrhea.
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