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IBS and Type 2, how can I manage both to loose weight?

Jacinta (Australian)

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Type 2
Hello lovely ,

I also have ibs and I’m guessing type 2 (can’t confirm that hoping to ) I have been loosing weight since I have been on low carb . Being on low carb has settled down my ibs , I don’t have flares , I’m not bloated and I’m not consitpated either , if anything it’s calmed it down a lot . I highly recommend low carb I eat veggies , berries and some other fruits that doesn’t affect sugars , full fats , protein greens , eggs , salads , pork krackles and nuts amongst other things and this doesn’t affect my ibs at all . I also do cardio and strength training aswell to help me out .
 

stephen775

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Type 1
Easier said than done for some of us. When my IBS is playing up I have to avoid fibre. And guess what healthy foods are full of it. Then there's my osteoarthritis (so no 5km training- not even close). Oh and I'm sole carer to 3 autistic young adults. 2 of which I can't leave home alone. White bread is almost like sugar
 

stephen775

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Insoluble fibre can make IBS worse but soluble fibre will help IBS Soluble fiber is found in oats peas beans apples citrus fruits carrots barley. Insoluble fiber. This type of fiber promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and increases stool bulk, so it can be of benefit to those who struggle with constipation or irregular stools.
 

VickyHW

Active Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
The Arla lactose free milk is just milk with lactase added so no hidden nasties. They even do an organic version but only in the semi skimmed colour. Don’t forget (unlikely I know) that situations and stress are big IBS triggers. Mine is triggered by library’s and book shops. I kid you not. Easy to avoid but I love books and browsing through them! Probably all linked to stress during finals at Uni with hours spent in the library (well the toilets there anyway) which my pysche still remembers all these years later. Xx
 

NotPink

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hello I have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and newly diagnosed Type 2.
I have been told by one dietician to increase my carbs, and fibre, but another dietician said I need to decrease my carbs and fibre. Eat more dairy and fruit and veg...

Well this is confusing.

I am Lactose intolerant, and most of the lactose free dairy products are really high in fat. fruit and veg can make my IBS worse, and with diarrhoea format of IBS, fibre is sometimes difficult to manage.

How can I loose weight when the Lactose free foods are high in fat?

I would appreciate any help on IBS and Type 2, and loosing weight?

thanks
Hi It is frustrating to read the different diagnosis from clinicians here. I have had IBS for 30 years. It got so serious I could only maintain a bowl of rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3 whole years. Like you I could not eat grains, fruit, milk products, eggs and veggies.
I could get no real support strategies that worked from the NHS.
I did not know what to do so went to a private clinical dietician.
She got me eating some things I could not eat for years. I still can't tolerate grains.
Now I eat a carb free diet with some cooked organic veg. I can eat organic eggs. I eat cheese etc. I make an organic chicken soup of which I have a mugful every day, full of vitamins. I make it in a big pan and store it in the freezer. I have just had blood checks from my doc on B12, cholesterol etc and all is well.
This is not to advise you, just to share.
IBS is an umbrella term for all sorts of digestive complaints and at its worst is debilitating in terms of pain, unpredictability work and socialising.
I was surprisingly diagnosed with pre diabetes a couple of years ago but am managing to control it by tweeking my diet and exercise.
Hope the puts another dimension on things for you.
Good luck.
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
I was not diagnosed with IBS but my gut health was pretty poor pre-diagnosis and I was getting pain and cramps and bloating and frequent low output and not very satisfying toilet visits.

Cutting the carbs right down and having more soluble fibre (psyllium and chia) and acidic foods (Apple Cider Vinegar, Balsamic, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, natural yoghurt and berries etc) has made a huge difference to my gut health and regularity and comfort of bowel movement. I would say that my gut health is better now at nearly 60, than it has been for most of my life. Now I have a single movement in the morning of good sized, well formed "floaters" Sorry TMI I know :oops: but I can tell you it feels sooo good to have healthy bowel movements!
It makes a big difference to mental health as well as physical health when your gut and bowel is happy, so I would encourage you to experiment with low carb, soluble fibre and acidic foods and perhaps more fat, to see what works for you. I would just like to add that I enjoy my food now probably more than I did before. I do have to give it much more thought though.
 
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Hello I have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and newly diagnosed Type 2.
I have been told by one dietician to increase my carbs, and fibre, but another dietician said I need to decrease my carbs and fibre. Eat more dairy and fruit and veg...

Well this is confusing.

I am Lactose intolerant, and most of the lactose free dairy products are really high in fat. fruit and veg can make my IBS worse, and with diarrhoea format of IBS, fibre is sometimes difficult to manage.

How can I loose weight when the Lactose free foods are high in fat?

I would appreciate any help on IBS and Type 2, and loosing weight?

thanks
Have you looked at the low- FODMAP diet? It can be fattening also but you might pick up some of the foods that can help you. You can also get a dietician from your area to help with it , if you’re lucky. It’s tells which food and parts of foods to avoid. It can be quite a radical change. I don’t do it now. I get treatment for stomach. Good luck. Included a very short explanation and could explain why some people are intolerant to carbs and don’t need to exclude all of them . I think it’s elimination, from what I remember, then reintroduce foods to see what causes the problem. With me I’ve, elimínated most red meats except for tiny amounts.
 

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AspieMum

Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hello I have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and newly diagnosed Type 2.
I have been told by one dietician to increase my carbs, and fibre, but another dietician said I need to decrease my carbs and fibre. Eat more dairy and fruit and veg...

Well this is confusing.

I am Lactose intolerant, and most of the lactose free dairy products are really high in fat. fruit and veg can make my IBS worse, and with diarrhoea format of IBS, fibre is sometimes difficult to manage.

How can I loose weight when the Lactose free foods are high in fat?

I would appreciate any help on IBS and Type 2, and loosing weight?

thanks
I know the problem all too well. Sorry I don't have any answers. Struggling with it too.
 
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