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#1 Old 08-21-2008, 10:42 AM
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I need to eat low fiber fruits and veggies at present for my stomach disease.

I can't have skins, seeds, or raw except banana. Nothing in the broccoli/cauli/cabbage family. No whole citrus. No legumes or nuts. No whole wheat products.



So far I have:

banana

melon

applesauce

peach.necatrine peeled

pear pealed



green beans well cooked

squash w/o seeds

mushrooms

Tomato sauce & canned tomato, but no whole tomatoes (skin & seeds)



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#2 Old 08-21-2008, 11:18 PM
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I'm guessing you have IBS or Crohns or Colitis or something. Have you contacted a support group in your area or online?



With the foods you listed you could survive for maybe some weeks -- when would you be allowed to incorporate some more fibre foods into your diet?
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#3 Old 08-22-2008, 04:47 AM
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I have gastroparesis and am not aware of a support group around here for that, but I have one online. Some people can eat nothing and have feeding tubes. There is are lists of what is best to avoid, but what to eat is so individual that there really isn' one. I'd like to make a list of low fiber fruits & veggies, Also well cooked or blended are toerated better.



I've been having problems and need low fiber foods at first to start an elimination diet. Starting with a food that doesn't make me sick, and add foods in and if one bothers me, eliminate it.



The problem with fiber is that is can form a bezoar. It's like a hair ball in a cat. They have to be surgically removed because the digestion is so slowed that the fiber remains in the gut. I'm trying to be safe. It's hard to tell if there is a bezoar because until it causes problems.



Bottom line maybe I can add more fiber back in later...I'm just trying to avoid a problem. Thanks!





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I'm guessing you have IBS or Crohns or Colitis or something. Have you contacted a support group in your area or online?



With the foods you listed you could survive for maybe some weeks -- when would you be allowed to incorporate some more fibre foods into your diet?

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wow that's really rough! So can you have cooked fruits? You can cook almost any fruit I'd assume--since I saw applesauce you can make some interesting combo sauces like pear, peach, nectarine...



are mangos ok? papaya? They seem really smooth to me.



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Citrus fruits? Oranges, grapefruit.. I'm not so sure. But there's no fiber in my OJ...
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#6 Old 08-22-2008, 09:30 AM
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Does it help if food is blended really, really well? With the blender I have (a Vitamix) it blends seeds and skins and everything into something that is super smooth. I know you can't have seeds and skins but would it help with the other foods (fruits and vegetables) without the skins and seeds to have them blended really well?
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Does it help if food is blended really, really well?

It still would not be a low-residue diet, which is what conditions such as hers usually require.



Wendy, do you have a fiber level that you are to stay under?



Using something like www.thedailyplate. can help you keep track and know what foods are lowest in fiber.

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I don't have a specific fiber level set, I just have to see what bothers me. I just want to feel good again. Thanks for the link!





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It still would not be a low-residue diet, which is what conditions such as hers usually require.



Wendy, do you have a fiber level that you are to stay under?



Using something like www.thedailyplate. can help you keep track and know what foods are lowest in fiber.

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hey.. i assume you found these via google, but just in case:



http://www.dietaryfiberfood.com/low-fiber.php



http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/NR/rdonlyr...struction1.pdf This one also has tips on how to eat, such as very little at a time... Even if this isn't your condition, the tips might help?



http://www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/gen...ssion/6035.pdf





None of these are vegan, but they all have some food suggestions that are... *hugs* i want you to feel better!
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my sympathies
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#11 Old 08-23-2008, 08:25 AM
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This is EXACTLY what I needed. Thank you Manda and everyone else.





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hey.. i assume you found these via google, but just in case:



http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/NR/rdonlyr...struction1.pdf This one also has tips on how to eat, such as very little at a time... Even if this isn't your condition, the tips might help?

*hugs* i want you to feel better!

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Hey girl, I was working on getting your recipe list together and saw this post. My Mom has IBS and is limited on what she can eat. I really don't have many recipes that fit this diet This one MIGHT, but I'm not sure:



-Vegan Mac and Cheese



Feel free to browse my blog and see what you can make and/or modify to work



http://shippersx.com/blog/



If all else fails, you can live off Vegan Elvis Cupcakes



I know links have been posting, but here's another one that lists high and low fiber veggies.



Good luck! If something else comes to mind or I come across a recipe, I'll let you know!
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