IBS: 4 Trigger Foods… & How You Can Still Eat Them!

IBS! Otherwise known as Infuriating & Bothersome Symptoms.

Ok no, it actually stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. But the above is just as accurate!

To everybody out there who has to deal with this loathsome condition, believe me, I sympathize.

While symptoms may be tricky to manage, the good news is they CAN be managed! The tricky part is finding the perfect formula of what works for you, for your body, and for your symptoms. It can be a complicated mix of stress management and both dietary and lifestyle adjustments.

Seeing as how you are reading a nutritionist’s blog, you probably know where I’m going with this. Yup, I am about to tell you all of the delicious foods you should probably avoid if you want to manage your IBS symptoms.

Now, the last thing I want to do is take a crappy situation (no pun intended) and make you suffer even more for it, so of course I’ll be offering up some equally as delicious and satisfying alternatives!

The following foods/food groups have been shown to have a high likelihood of contributing to IBS symptoms:

1. Avoid:

  • Grains (such as rice, barley, oats, amaranth, etc)

Try these alternatives instead:

  • Cauliflower “rice” – try this recipe, here!
  • Homemade grain-free Granola with hemp – try this recipe, here!
  • Zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash in place of pasta
  • Steamed collard leafs or romaine “wraps” – try pairing these with these delicious turkey burgers!

2. Avoid:

  • Dairy (milk and cheese products)

Try these alternatives instead:

3. Avoid:

  • Gluten

Try these alternatives instead:

4. Avoid:

  • Fried Foods

Try these alternatives instead:

  • Next time you’re craving that salty crunch, try baking up your own delicious veggie chips!
  • These air dried Kale chips are a great alternatives to typical fried potato chips!
  • Feeling adventurous? Give some Seaweed Snacks a try!

Buon appetite!

p.s  For more delicious meal inspiration, check out my book Your Weight Loss G-Spot 

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