I’ve been taming my horrid IBS flare for nearly a month now. Since I last reported that I had never been so happy to eat a bowl of rice I have eaten many many more bowls and continued to be overjoyed by it every time.
In fact the last month has consisted mainly of rice, tofu, mushrooms, carrots, rice based pasta and jacket potatoes. And lashing of soy sauce. Plus crisped rice cereal, soy milk and bananas. I’ve also continued to enjoy my wheat free pikelets and discovered wheat free pretzels. Wheat is ok for this IBS Challenge provided it’s not whole wheat but I’ve had some adverse reaction to wheat whereas rice has been my friend.
Now my IBS is fairly stable on this Super Soluble Fibre diet (unless I exert after eating or am mega tired which makes me struggle despite friendly food), now I’m attempting Phase 2. The introduction of some insoluble fibre. Da da daaaa!
Problem is that even though it’s a small amount of insoluble fibre and even though I’m taking it with a good soluble fibre base … it leaves me feeling a bit bloated, full of gas and like I’m teetering on the edge of IBS spasm hell.
I don’t know if this is normal and it’s a matter of letting your system adjust slowly. Or if this is a warning sign that my body is not ready for it. So I’m going to have to just try it and see. At least I’m not bored with m restricted diet. How you can be bored of food if you can eat it without feeling ill? ME/CFS is so weird.