Gutastrophe: What is a normal day of eating for you? I too was taking fiber supplements when I was first diagnosed with IBS (Citrucel and Met.) but my C got worse.
Oh boy. Well, I don't think anyone should follow my plan BUT I don't eat anything until late afternoon BECAUSE if I did, I would be down for the count. My first meal (and often my only meal, depending on how I react) is usually around four or five o'clock in the afternoon, after I've finished work and have no committments for the evening.
I always have a protien. Along with that I include one or two of the following:
sweet potato, butternut squash, yam, brown rice, barley, lentils, turnips, rhutabaga, fennel, and so on.
On occasion, I will have a baked white potato or white rice, BUT I do find that they either don't help with elimination or, in the case of the latter, actually impede the process. So I try to avoid them.
I use a lot of olive oil when I cook.
I drink 50-60 ounces of water a day.
However, even with the best possible diet, I still experience pain and discomfort (and some level of C) every day.
I've concluded, over the last 30 years with this nonsense, that it's not the food itself but the eating and digesting of food. I have done every diet imaginable for this disorder (including 2 full years of macrobiotics) and have never experienced a complete remission of symptoms.
My digestive system is just a bust from the mouth to the butt!