IBS tips for bloating symptoms

This is such an inconvenient and uncomfortable symptom, which can be distressing when you want to look nice in your clothes, and nothing in the wardrobe fits. Other IBS symptoms can remain hidden, but bloating stands out, literally.

 

Our IBS & DIET fact sheet has been designed to help people with symptoms of IBS, this has been devised by dietitian and IBS expert Nigel Denby. The Fact Sheet advises on how diet and lifestyle may affect symptoms of IBS, and contains helpful tips and meal plans devised for the main symptoms that are affecting you the most.

 

 

In the dietary section, IntestAid IB, of the website you will be able to complete our IntestAid IB Nutritional Challenge questionnaire, so we can email this factsheet to you.

 

Meal plan for IBS symptom – Bloating:

Breakfast

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  • Probiotic mini-drink
  • Bowl of wholegrain cereal with semi-skimmed or soya milk,
    top with sliced fruit or dried fruit
  • Slice of wholegrain or granary toast with jam/honey/marmalade
  • Drink

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Snack

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  • Piece of fruit
  • Drink

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Lunch

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  • Meat, fish, egg or vegetarian sandwich on granary bread
  • Piece of fruit
  • Probiotic yogurt
  • Drink

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Snack

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  • Cereal bar
  • Drink

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Evening meal

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  • Grilled pork chop with honey and mustard glaze
  • Mashed potato add a little wholegrain mustard if liked
  • 2 servings of root vegetables
  • Drink

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Tips:

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  • Avoid fizzy drinks – including sparkling water.
  • Avoid green leafy vegetables, onions, garlic, beans, lentils and pulses, these are renowned gassy foods and best avoided.

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IBS Dietitian’s tips for Urgency symptoms

This is a very upsetting symptom, which makes one avoid busy and hectic situations like rush hour at a station, where finding a suitable convenience may be difficult.

 

Our IBS & DIET fact sheet has been designed to help people with symptoms of IBS, this has been devised by dietitian and IBS expert Nigel Denby.  The Fact Sheet advises on how diet and lifestyle may affect symptoms of IBS, and contains helpful tips and meal plans devised for the main symptoms that are affecting you the most.

 

In the dietary section, IntestAid IB, of the website you will be able to complete our IntestAid IB Nutritional Challenge questionnaire, so we can email this factsheet to you.

 

Meal plan for IBS symptom – Urgency:

 

Breakfast

Glass of cranberry juice

Bowl of cornflakes/rice krispies with semi-skinned or soya milk

Slice of white toast with jam/honey/marmalade

Drink

 

Snack

Melon chunks

Drink

 

Lunch

Jacket potato (leave the skin) with tuna, prawns or cheese

Drink

 

Evening meal

Poached white fish with buttered new potatoes

2 servings of root vegetables

Drink

 

Tips:

Have at least 8 cups of fluid.

If you cannot give up tea and coffee use decaffeinated versions.

Experiment with fruit and herbal teas – fennel, ginger and peppermint are renowned for easing digestive upsets.

Avoid foods and drinks containing the artificial sweetener sorbitol.