Elimination diet

Plain dark chocolate and IBS

Plain dark chocolate and IBS

The first day of chocolate I felt fine – had 4 squares of plain chocolate (cote d’or is my favorite) and I really want some more……..Mustn’t binge though so I’m not having any more today. The second day I started getting twinges on the lower RHS of my abdomen. Well today is the third day […]

Coffee Beans and IBS

Coffee Beans and IBS

I don’t have a coffee percolator so I borrowed my friends (had a demonstration first!). So I had a cup this afternoon and I’m OK although I did have a slight bloated feeling afterwards. I have noticed this before with real coffee which is why I’m not that keen on it but its best to […]

Mackeral and IBS

Mackeral and IBS

Day 1 Today I added tinned mackerel. You can buy mackerel in sunflower oil, olive oil or brine so I can have any of those. I decided on olive oil though as I like the taste! Mackerel and rice – I really enjoyed this. I let the rice cool down and then eat it like […]

Broccoli and IBS

Broccoli and IBS

Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables so I’m adding this one first and also the dietitian suggested it was best to try broccoli as it is the easiest vegetable to digest. Day 3 3 days of broccoli and I am feeling fine. So I’ve now added my first vegetable! Yeah! That means I can […]

Instant Coffee and IBS

Instant Coffee and IBS

The next item is instant coffee. I have to add coffee beans separately. I’m not a coffee drinker usually but there are occasions when I like to have some. If I have a cold coffee has taste whereas tea doesn’t! So I’ve had one cup today and enjoyed it! Day 3 Coffee is fine or […]

Oats and IBS

Oats and IBS

Day 1 Today I had porridge with honey – just a small amount. Really enjoyed it and so far I am feeling fine. Day3 Great news. I have had 3 days of oats and still feel fine! That means oats is OK in small amounts- just one small portion a day. I can live with […]

Finally feeling fine

Finally feeling fine

I have waited almost a week detoxing trying to get back to feeling well. Today I have been fine. It has reminded me of how bad my IBS was before I started this elimination diet. Its given me the motivation I need to carry on with adding food items as I know I can feel […]

Banana and IBS

Banana and IBS

It took a while to get over the eggs and IBS symptoms. So today I added banana. I’m not really a fan but they are an easy fruit to peel! When I was pregnant I had one everyday before going to bed or otherwise I would wake up in the morning starving and be sick!! […]

Eggs and IBS

Eggs and IBS

I had one day of IBS pain following the onion so its now 2 days later (I have to have a completely symptom free day before adding the next food). So I am now adding egg. Day 1 Today I am adding egg in the form of an omelet. So far I’ve been OK so […]

Onions and IBS

Onions and IBS

As I said yesterday being high in fibre, onions could be a potential problem. I cut them out from my diet when I did the first test removing all high fibre foods but that doesn’t mean they are going to be problem. Anyway I added them today and I have had slight stomach pains but […]