I have predominatley IBS-C and already have a very, very retrcited diet. I have decided to try to change it cuz I am stil having so many problems. My first question is which is better for IBS, insoluble or soluble fiber? I am trying to now elimenate white flour and refrinded sugar from my diet. White flour prodcuts are basically all I eat and after reading other people's ideas I think that might be part of the problem. I also eat margarine with everything! Are there any safre alternative to margarine/butter? I am looking into cooking with olive oil, but what can I put on toast? I am also looking for suggestions on foods to try with regard to my new diet changes. Presently I can eat: chicken, bread, rice, cereal, oatmeal, carrots and soup. Things I can not eat are: most dairy, anything with any spice, greasy or fried foods, peppermint, chocalate, caffiene, fruits or anything with citirc acid, vegetables (ive learned to tolerate small amounts of carrots), artificals flavors (additives), tomato products, meat other than white chicken, carbonated beverages, white flour, refrinded sugar you get the idea?? Any suggestions anyone has fitting these diet restrictions would be appreciated! Thanks!!