If you have IBS-C, you need to keep a balanced diet
while you avoid foods that trigger symptoms
for you. Keeping a symptom journal can help you and your doctor figure out which foods may trigger your symptoms.
Here are some tips that can help you come up with your own healthy new meal plan:
Limit highly refined foods
These foods lose some important nutrients in the process of making them. They fill you up but don't give you the fiber, vitamins, and minerals you need. Think twice before you eat:
- White bread
- White rice
- Cookies and pastries
Fiber makes stool easier to pass. It helps many people with IBS-C symptoms, but not everyone. You can get fiber in foods such as:
Taking a fiber supplement
- Whole-grain bread and cereals
can also help. Examples include psyllium, methylcellulose, wheat dextrin, and calcium polycarbophil.
Besides, you can:
Change the Way You Eat
- Try prunes and liquids
- Drink plenty of liquids like water and juice
- Keep some carbs
- Eat smaller meals more often
- Don't skip breakfast
- Dine at leisure
- Relax and enjoy your food
Keywords: diet IBS-C; diet IBS constipation; IBS constipation diet.