Elimination diet

Peas and IBS

Peas and IBS

I have added peas today. Didn’t add too many, just one portion, as they are high fibre and I already know fibre is a problem. I had them for dinner and am fine at the moment so I’ll see what happens tomorrow! Day 2 Hmm. I can’t say I have had a reaction to peas […]

Cucumber and IBS

Cucumber and IBS

I’m adding cucumber today and will also have the skin. I suppose I should try with and without the skin but seeing as whole courgettes were OK I’m sure cucumber will be too – they are very similar. Day 3 This is good. Cucumber is fine so now I can have a proper salad – […]

Vinegar and IBS

Vinegar and IBS

I have decided to add vinegar today – it can be any type. I’m sure it will be fine. I’ve had some salt and vinegar crisps (makes a change from plain) and added some vinegar into my stir fry. You can’t really overdo vinegar!! Day 3 No problems with vinegar so I can add something […]

Lamb and IBS

Lamb and IBS

This evening I have had a lamb chop which was nice but I overcooked it a bit and it was quite hard!  Tomorrow I’ll have minced lamb – shepherds pie! Day 2 I haven’t felt so good today. I’ve had stomach pains and slightly loose stools a few times. I shall have my shepherds pie […]

Mixed Salad and IBS

Mixed Salad and IBS

I had an extra day eating “safe” foods to make sure I got rid of the bloated feeling that I got from the wheat. My dietitian said that rather than test all type of salad (lettuce, herb leaves, etc.) it would make sense to test mixed salad first and if thats OK then I’ve saved […]

Wheat and IBS

Wheat and IBS

The next on the list is wheat – white bread and white flour. I shall only add a small amount as I already know that too much wheat gives me bloating and wind (alot of people get this). I had a sandwich for lunch and thats all I’ll have for today. Day 3 Well 3 […]

Yoghurt and IBS

Yoghurt and IBS

Today I’m adding yoghurt – cows milk yoghurt and a bio one. Apparently the bacteria break down lactose in the milk and so is the best to test. Also it’s very good for you! Day 3 I’ve had no problems with the bio yoghurt which is really good as the bacteria in it is very […]

white wine and IBS

white wine and IBS

I had a few days of detox to get rid of the IBS pain before adding wine. I have to add white wine first (don’t know why that should make a difference – any ideas?). I shall have just one glass a day. Day 2 I was fine last night after a glass of wine […]

Cheese and IBS

Cheese and IBS

Day 1 Well today I added cheese – just a bit of melted cheese on a jacket potato (but I don’t eat the skin of the jacket). I was OK but have had a bit of gas this evening and the beginnings of a slight IBS pain on the lower RHS. I shall have some […]

Ham and IBS

Ham and IBS

It took a few days to get over the melon reaction – pain mostly. Anyway I was fine all day yesterday so today I added ham. Bacon is fine so I expect ham will be. 3 days of ham and all is fine – no reactions at all. Good – I needed that after the […]