Living with IBD: Foods
Everybody thinks that people with IBD don't live a normal life, which is not true.
A normal life is possible
Telling you about myself, I came to know that I had IBD back in Sep'14 and today I am writing this story more than 6 years later. And the good thing is I am living a very normal and healthy life.
Medication and a different diet can work
Well, medication is important to have that I cannot get rid of even though I'd love to. I am taking it religiously on a daily basis. Also, I am eating my meals on a regular basis with no problems during these years. So, let me disclose my eating habits that may help you as well.
I am eating more often vegetarian food. In general avoiding red meat, like beef.
If I eat non-veg then I am inclined more towards fish or chicken. When I woke up in the morning first thing I have is 2-3 almonds. After that, I drink tea along with toast.
Sometimes in the morning, I eat an apple as well. I found that an apple is one of the best fruits for bowel movements.
During lunch, I eat rice and fish/chicken with curry.
Similar food during dinner as well. In the evening I also have some light food or fruit like a banana. I avoid drinking milk or soft-drinks because the very moment I drink it, I feel the need to go to the toilet.
Alcohol and oil impacts bowel movements
Also, alcohol is not good for me, it gives me bad bowel movements. I avoid eating foods with too much oil as well.
I hope this could help you as well.
How open are you about being diagnosed with IBD?