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What is the recommended diet plan for a person with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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Published At March 8, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and I am also underweight. I would like to know what my healthy diet should be considering my health issues.

Kindly help.

Answered by Sanchari Majumder


I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries.

I can understand your concern.

Alternative foods are also mentioned.

  1. Early morning (7 a.m.): Three to four pieces of soaked almonds or sprouts.
  2. Breakfast (8:30 a.m.): Four slices of brown bread plus three boiled eggs or bread with four tablespoons of peanut butter.
  3. Midmorning (11 a.m.): Fruit juice, especially pineapple or banana milkshake (one glass) or any fruit juice.
  4. Lunch (1:30 p.m.): 7.05 ounces (200 grams) of cooked rice, one bowl of vegetable curry, 1.76 ounces (50 grams) of dal, 5.29 ounces (150 grams) of chicken breast curry, and half a cup of sour curd.
  5. Evening snacks (5:30 p.m.): Chicken stew or semolina porridge (one bowl).
  6. Dinner (9 p.m.): four pieces of roti or 150 grams of rice, one bowl of paneer curry.


  1. Engage in exercise like strength training or yoga.
  2. Avoid stress and alcohol.
  3. Drink plenty of water (ten glasses a day).
  4. Eat larger portions of food at each meal.
  5. Before meals, take a short walk as it helps stimulate hunger.
  6. Get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per day.
  7. You can have chocolate, pastries, cake, chips, butter, ghee, and paratha.

I hope you are satisfied with my answer. For further queries, you can consult me at icliniq.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Sanchari Majumder
Sanchari Majumder


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