Anybody have IBS? I have been on the diet for 6 weeks now and managed to lose 23lbs which is great. However, I have had to introduce some starches with meals because the diet is too high in insoluble fibre and wondered how other people were managing and what they were eating?
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Hi Wild Saffron, I have just noticed your post so sorry for the lateness of this response.
I have diverticulitis and I have found I am much better on this diet. Someone else has said their IBS is much better too. I haven’t added any starch to my diet as I think that is what caused the problems in the first place 🙁
That is interesting to read. I am starting the diet on Monday and have IBS. I was a bit worried about all the veg and pulses but I have a sneaky suspicion this is another health area that will actually improve.
Hi there! I also have IBS and I have been doing a ‘version’ of the Fast 800 since early December. I took two weeks away from it over Christmas (from the diet – we didn’t go anywhere;-) ) but didn’t go completely mad, and started again properly on the 7th of this month when I went back to work. My IBS symptoms are usually urgent diarrhoea in the mornings with periodic constipation and associated pain, along with what feels like random cramps/knots/spasms that I’ve never been able to attribute to any particular foodstuff. Generally speaking I’ve found a great improvement in my morning routine with far fewer emergency runs to start my day. When I say I’m doing a ‘version’, I started off doing 800cals and less than 40g carbs a day. I was finding that some days it was a struggle to eat 800 cals as I just wasn’t hungry so I am generally doing two days on 600, the rest on 800 and not stressing if I go slightly over on those days. I also try to eat my two meals between 1pm and 7pm and nothing else outside of that and try to keep carbs down to less than 30g. I have no idea how much I’ve lost because I don’t own any scales and have made a conscious decision not to get any. I’m doing this to get blood sugars and blood pressure under control and any weight loss is a bonus. I am wearing a couple of items that I didn’t feel comfy in pre-Christmas, and today at work when I sat too near the radiator and overheated, I felt happy enough to take my cardigan off whereas beofre I’d have been hiding in it no matter how hot. So something is happening!