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IBS and Slimming World

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CwutchUp Sun 29-Jan-17 18:16:53

If you have IBS, how do you get on with slimming world?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 29-Jan-17 18:18:07

Brilliantly. Massively cutting out sugar and limiting bread/cereals, makes my IBS symptoms a lot less severe.

FaithAgain Sun 29-Jan-17 21:55:07

Exactly the same as Vivienne. I'm amazed at how much difference it has made.

CwutchUp Sun 29-Jan-17 22:50:09

Thanks for your replies. I'm a bit worried that eating lots of fruit and veg will set it off?

FaithAgain Tue 31-Jan-17 07:29:53

Cwtch I was a bit worried but for me, (TMI?) it's bulked up my stools having limited bread but plenty of veg and fruit. Do you know what your triggers are?

Checkthisout Tue 31-Jan-17 11:44:45

I was worried too....however I eat 4 pieces of fruit a day & at least 3 different types of veg.

If anything, cutting the processed crap, sugar and limited IBS is great! TMI but I even go regularly now.

legolammb Tue 31-Jan-17 21:16:22

Sorry to be a downer but I'm struggling a bit with it at the moment. I've been having free food and sticking to syns but not always able to do the 1/3 Speed as I get really windy with a lot of veg - not good sitting in an office all day. I could never eat fruit in the morning on an empty stomach, so I have to use my HEB choice in the morning for breakfast. I do better IBS-wise when eating more stodgy bland food and less fibrous stuff.

It's so frustrating as I love beans, winter veg etc. I'm only in week 2 so hoping it will settle down a bit. Any suggestions for gas prevention?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Tue 31-Jan-17 21:23:29

With the veg, do you know which ones cause you the most gyp?

legolammb Tue 31-Jan-17 21:59:58

With the veg it's anything in large quantities. Even small amounts of broccoli, cabbage, cauli are no good unfortunately - my favourites as well. I generally try and stick to FODMAP foods, though it's a pain to have to think about that as well as sticking to SW

Char22thom Sat 04-Feb-17 20:09:27

I manage mine well on sw, to start with it was tricky but have got used to it now x

Slimmingsnake Sat 04-Feb-17 20:14:28

Charcoal tablets,off Amazon..swallow 3 during and after each meal...makes yr poo black.but soaks up wind

Drquin Sat 04-Feb-17 20:21:32

Never had a proper diagnosis of IBS, but certainly identified!

On SW, I do seem to be a lot better. Probably down to less white bread, less processed food and more veg.
It's been grapes which gave me wind ..... I was eating a punnet a day sat at my desk. Have swapped to clementines, and blueberries!

Dolallytats Sat 04-Feb-17 20:26:22

I can't do SW because all the fruit and veg make my IBS awful. Like lego my belly is better eating things with less fibre. I am hugely overweight but actually have no idea how to lose weight because I just can't increase my fruit and veg intake.

Char22thom Sat 04-Feb-17 20:32:38

I have ibs but also gluten, wheat and dairy intollerant and sw is great for me, its a shame that lots of the free foods, extra a and b are no goes for me and alternative need to be syns, but the fresh food cooked without loads of additives seems to work for me x

FaithAgain Sat 04-Feb-17 20:33:18

I would recommend anyone with IBS a. Get tested for coeliac disease and if that's negative then b. ask for a referral to see a dietitian to do the FODMAP diet. That helps you identify which types of food specifically trigger off your IBS.

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