7 Day Low Fiber Meal Plan
This 7 day meal plan limits fiber intake and reduces foods that might stimulate bowel activity.
This program limits fiber intake to around 10 grams per day to treat flare-ups of digestive system problems, diarrhea and cramping, after gastrointestinal surgery or to reduce SIBO symptoms.
A low fiber diet is recommended for short-term use and should be supervised under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
This program was created with the following key considerations in mind:
The plan limits dietary fiber to less than 10 grams per day and restricts other foods that could stimulate bowel activity. The goal is to decrease the size and frequency of bowel movements for therapy in gastrointestinal conditions, colonoscopy preparation, and recovery from gastrointestinal surgery.
Zinc and selenium are minerals with significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They help support the immune system which is important in inflammatory bowel disease. You can find zinc sources in this meal plan from chicken, beef, and rice. Selenium is incorporated daily from foods like eggs and bananas.
Calcium, phosphorus, and potassium are essential minerals for building healthy bones. They are also common nutrient deficiencies associated with carbohydrate-restricted diets. This meal plan includes calcium-rich foods like cheese and spinach, phosphorus found naturally in both animal and vegetable products, and potassium from watermelon, bananas, and salsa.
Research shows a decrease in B vitamins, such as folate, thiamine, and vitamin B6 in gastrointestinal conditions. These vitamins help enzymes release energy from carbohydrates and fat, break down amino acids, and transport oxygen and energy-containing nutrients around the body. This meal plan provides B vitamins from beef, poultry, green leafy vegetables, and eggs.
Meal plan includes:
○ A 7 day meal plan including 3 meals & 2 snacks per day;
○ Full grocery list (food types, quantities)
○ Color photos;