What foods do you avoid? Started a food journal but thought other's input might help me find my trigger foods faster.

65 Answers

hedden.85
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Nuts and corn at all cost. They have given me abscess in colon. Recently it was either shrimp or scallops had both and was down for a week. So I guess shell fish is out for me. So sad

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I eat a lot of nuts and seeds. Should I avoid them even if they don't seem to aggravate my colitis?

hedden.85
Answered 1 year ago    reply

jaleesa no everyone is different. I was following also a while back to see what brings flairs on to others. If I eliminate all then there is nothing left lol some it's meat others it's dairy and some veggies. From what I have gathered it's different for everyone

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Hedden that's what I'm struggling with. Some people swear by grain-free and others plant-based. It's very confusing. Right now I know dairy, some raw veggies and wheat are out for me.

hedden.85
Answered 1 year ago    reply

jaleesa it's a process for sure. I'm afraid to eat anything lol. Nobody wants a flair up for sure. There is also some diet people use that is specifically for UC. The struggle is real!

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Hedden thanks for your input.

hedden.85
Answered 1 year ago    reply

jaleesa I have been in this forum a couple months probably and yes it is a big help !!!


grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'd eat eggs white rice over cooked veg bone broth soup gluten free bread melon Avacodo chicken fish no caffeine sugary food alcohol dairy or wheat ... did a lot of smoothies and juicing

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Do you avoid red meat?

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

jaleesa id eat farm ground beef but other than that yes

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Crock pots are great makes everything over cooked and mushy easier to digest

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

ok, that's good to hear. We raise our own beef and don't want to say goodbye to it.

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I hadn't even thought about the texture of what I'm eating other than on veggies. That makes sense.

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

jaleesa that's awesome I always find you have more control if you make everything yourself

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Ya even spaghetti I eat on rice and all the vegetables I cook blend in the sauce if u can break it down before hand way easier

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I tried everything but still had surgery bone broth is great makes yummy soups I lived off juicing and soups for a month really helped

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

spaghetti over rice sounds good!!! My daughter and I like spaghetti squash but it's expensive.

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

jaleesa prob be hard to digest

dobbs
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Grazyna Crock pots have become my best Buhler to cook with! I love that I can throw stuff in there and by the time I get home from work its all nice and soft which makes it easier to digest!! I stay away from gluten and dairy. I am going to be taking a food sensitivity testing in a couple of weeks to find out more and help to narrow it down.

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

dobbs I love my crockpot and have recently added an instantpot which is amazing!!!

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Vitamix are amazing too can make soo much with it even have ice cream

dobbs
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I've heard great things about Vitamix as well as Ninja Blenders. I want to get either one but waiting until a good sale comes along.

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

dobbs ninja sucks lol but is slot cheaper it won't break down a lot of things I took mine back

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

dobbs the vitamix you can do payment off the shopping channel

dobbs
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Oh wow you are the first person for me to hear about that with Ninja, everyone around here that has one loves them, isn't that funny how that is. That's good to know, thanks for the tip on Vitamix, will have to keep that in mind.

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

dobbs just doesn't break up spinach ect which is hard to digest and I had a nutri bullet and wasn't any diff


freese70
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Dairy, gluten, corn, soy, artificial food coloring, artificial sweeteners, added sugar, nitrates, lentils, most beans, hot sauce, some salsas, green grapes,

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Thank you! This helps so much! I hadn't even thought about soy being a problem but ate some yesterday, didn't feel well later and attributed it to something else.

freese70
Answered 1 year ago    reply

For a soy sauce alternative I use coconut aminos. It's pretty close and I don't feel any ill effects after.

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

ok, saw this at our local herb shop.

delightedressler
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Same as Freese but also cannot tolerate nuts or grains but I can do white rice thank God.


unhappy_maverick
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Certain types of oils effect me. For example, I can't eat different Chinese food or fried foods depending on what they use. Same thing with pizza. I can eat two slices as long as it's a certain brand. So I'd suggest checking to make sure it's not just the brand/restaurant. It makes a difference!

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I've never thought about this but it makes sense because some fried foods bother me and others don't. Have you narrowed down which oils bother you?

unhappy_maverick
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm ok with olive oil. Still trying to work out the others. I've started experimenting at home for now. Feel kinda awkward, but I might just need to ask the restaurant outright what they use.

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Saunders you might could check websites. I was able to lookup chick-fil-a (yum!!!) and they use soybean and peanut oils.

hedden.85
Answered 1 year ago

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unhappy_maverick
Answered 1 year ago    reply

jaleesa, I'll do that! Great idea!

unhappy_maverick
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Hedden, thank you. That is a very good point! My son has a red dye allergy and I've never felt bad about asking for him. I should do it for myself as well!

hedden.85
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Saunders gotta take care of mommy !!!!


k.zofia
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Dairy and gluten(both regular and corn), and I eat very little fruits


leota_l
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Corn and anything made with corn.


l.havens69
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I have been put into pain and poop city by onions, garlic, mushrooms, gluten and any wheat at all. I had half of a Morningside Farms fake bacon slice and was in agony; I then read the ingredients and it had wheat gluten! Half a slice! I ate a small ear of sweet corn and had no problem. After meeting with a nutritionist at my endocrinologist's office, I better understood how foods are processed by the gut and am now on a low-FODMAP diet and it has made a big difference. I have no problem with rice, potatoes, tofu and lots of other foods. Gluten is a huge NO. I should add that I was already vegan. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibsdiets.org%2Fwp-content%2Fup...


marhtaspearman
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Gluten, dairy, cow and lamb meats (or anything else with 4 legs), hot spices, uncooked salads/vegetables, cooking oils, nuts (nut butter is ok), dried fruits, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, onions, asparagus, refined sugar (using honey only lately), tomato and derivates, caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol.


buhler80
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I can eat everything in moderation now while on mesalamine, but if I go too far with coffee, tea, red meat, lettuce, broccoli, peppers, onions, tomato and tomato sauces,and carrots can trigger. And alcohol no matter what makes me go wine usually is the worst but the one I like most

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I wish I'd have started journaling a long time ago. Would have saved me a lot of suffering lol.


cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Ok y'all, just had a baked potato with A-1 (yes, I know that's weird but I'm avoiding dairy) and now I feel so sick. Was it the potato or the A-1???

buhler80
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I don't have problems with baked potatoes I usually eat them with a little sour cream and everything bagel seasoning, maybe the A1 ? But everyone is different

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Did u eat the skin

l.havens69
Answered 1 year ago    reply

It was the sauce- read the label. I would guess you were done in by the garlic and onions contained in the sauce. I eat a baked potato with coconut oil every day with no problem. I eat the potato skin too.

l.havens69
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Earth Balance has a non-dairy buttery spread that isn't bad (blue container). When I don't feel like coconut oil I use it on my baked potato or in my gluten free pasta.

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Grazyna yes.

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

lyda thank you, I'll check that out.

grazyna83
Answered 1 year ago    reply

jaleesa the skin won't break down peel everything

l.havens69
Answered 1 year ago    reply

https://www.dietvsdisease.org/diy-low-fodmap-diet/

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Grazyna thank you. I have so much to learn. I've always eaten the skin on everything.


pham
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Apple with skin still on is a big nono for me. Banana is fine. Pizza ALWAYS a prob! Oily foods prob. Pasta is cool. Soup too. Bread not really bad, but does sometimes. Shellfish Huge NO!

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I think I'm realizing the same thing about greasy foods, unfortunately.


l.havens69
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I eat a gluten free pizza with no dairy. A company called Blaze Pizza opened shops near me in upstate New York and they'll use a gluten free crust for $3 extra - so worth it!

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

That's wonderful and yes, so worth it. Not many options where we live but it will get better.


bills
Answered 1 year ago    reply

My last GI said food has nothing to do with it so I eat anything I like.

l.havens69
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I don't mean to offend you but I recommend a 2nd opinion. It isn't possible for food to be irrelevant in IBD because of what we know about the digestive disease. Has your doctor prescribed meds for you?

bills
Answered 1 year ago    reply

That GI is in Kentucky were we moved from to North Carolina 7 months ago. I am on Apriso, Hydrocordosone and currently on Prednisone for just a few weeks to get me back into remission. Probably going to start Humira within the next few weeks.


phyllissorrell24
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I recently started eating gluten & dairy free--I'm sure it varies by the individual, but within a day i felt like a new person. Oh and avocado is a "superfood" so I eat that everyday.

cautious.magma72
Answered 1 year ago    reply

This is where I'm leaning as well. I was completely grain free for 9 months but am just now realizing how much dairy bothers me as well. I always knew ice cream did


equatorialdenson
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Raw veggies, popcorn, high fiber foods, veggies that may cause more issues for me such as; bean sprouts, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. I stick to a gluten free diet throughout the week and during the weekend I may enjoy some gluten, but throughout the week I just know sticking to gluten free will cut down on tummy issues. I also avoid diary products which seem to irritate my stomach and cause diarrhea.


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