Yeap. I don't think you'r doctor know anything about IBS when i'm seen your diet! .Salad is bad for IBS since it's mainly insoluble fibers. I even know normal peoples having trouble with green salad. . Fruits are not very good too unless you cook them. The best choice is RIPPED BANANA. No need to cook them. You can eat a lot. Plenty of good fibers. . Metamucil is mainly Psylium that is SOLUBLE fibers (it form a gel when mixed with water. I tried it with the glass left on the counter). This is ok. The drawback is that if you buy it at the pharm there is a lot of sugarquote:My doctor put me on a high fibre diet: 2 fruits a day, (which i eat only cooked because acid bothers my stomach and even then i try not to eat the fruit),2 vegetables a day, salad, 2 whole grain pieces of bread and metamucil drink every day.