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The hospital gave me standard advice of eating a high fibre diet without listening. Eating high fibre, wheat, butter and cream all make it far worse. Any thoughts on what I can have for a packed lunch (I'm not really a salad person) and for snacks?
 

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Snacks can include BAKED Tostitos, BAKED Potato Chips, or any other baked low fat munchies. French bread with some roasted chicken, unsweetened applesauce, baked potato (with no butter/sour cream,)cold rice salad, pasta salad (just make sure they're all no fat with no dairy dressings on them). Low Fat Vanilla Wafers, Graham crackers, baked pita chips.........etc... Check out the EATING FOR IBS MESSAGE BOARD for some recipes and more hints for lunches.
 

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LouLou: That article is extremely contradictory to its own self. If you read these sentences:"It's generally not what you eat but the act of eating that cause the symptoms. Besides, he continued, there are no good studies showing that dietary changes do anything to improve IBS." Then you read one of the other ones: "He also recommended that patients keep a dietary record to see if any particular foods are linked to IBS symptoms. If so, patients can try to avoid those foods." If diet is not a part of the equation, why would he recommend to keep a dietary record so the patients can avoid the offending foods if diet didn't play a major part in this? Diet is the ONLY problem in my IBS, not stress at all, yet I would never try to tell a person who did think stress bothered them that it really didn't. We are all different, we each have different triggers, whether it be food or stress.
 

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i have been living off stir fry's. i make a really big one with rice noodles, chicken (cook it in broth not oil), veggies, and stir fry sauces are surprisingly fat free. then i take my leftovers to school for lunch
i also eat canned fruit, veggies with dip, like no fat italian dressing, and i can eat some dairy so i found non-fat cottage cheese and yogurt. oh here's another, put some garlic and onions in a frying pan with minimal oil, fry them for a bit, until the onions are soft, then add tomato, and mix it with some pasta, and a very small amount of parmasean cheese. hope this gives you some ideas.karen
 

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calid - I do not understand why you've chosen to rudely lash out at me. I did not address you personally. There are many schools of thought about IBS and diet, not just yours. Also, here are the first two sentences from that article,Does diet affect IBS?Ask experts if diet affects irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and you'll get a definite "maybe." This article is not totally dismissing diet altogether so I really don't see what your complaint is. If you are outraged about the article take it out on the writer not me.
 

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Patroy..Before responding to your question "The hospital gave me standard advice of eating a high fibre diet without listening. Eating high fibre, wheat, butter and cream all make it far worse. Any thoughts on what I can have for a packed lunch (I'm not really a salad person) and for snacks? "it would help to have a bit more info about your history and symptomology and diagnosis and who made it.It makes all the difference in the world in what the specific dietarya dvice should be.These discussions will make it clear why...They will also show what the answer to this question:"Does diet affect IBS?"Is an unequivocal "yes" for a specifc majority subpopulation of so called IBS patients, and thge equivocal "maybe" for a specific minority sub population lf IBS.Unfortunately not all "experts" are familiar enough with all the areas of study related to this approach to IBS treatment to actually give a solid answer...there are not a lot of experts on this topic...though they are often perceived to be. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=1;t=033220 http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...t=035372#000006 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=4;t=000616 This book may also be useful, as may the secondIBS: A DOCTORS PLAN FOR CHRONIC DIGESTIVE TROUBLESBy Gerard Guillory, M.D.; Vanessa Ameen, M.D.; Paul Donovan, M.D.; Jack Martin, Ph.D. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/088...3369143-6824157 "FOOD ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THEIR IDENTIFICTION AND TREATMENT", Professor Jonathan Brostoff , M.D.. Allergy, Immunology and Environmental Medicine, Kings' College, London http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/089...6487508-3420903 MNL
 
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