Eat regularly and light meals while your tummy adjusts to the change of diet.
Eat vegetables rich in prebiotics such as artichoke, bananas, garlic, leeks, onions, chicory and asparagus.
Continue to eat foods containing probiotics as this may help manage digestive discomfort when used in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Reduce consumption of foods high in fat and sugar such as ice cream, sausages and crisps.
Don’t ignore the ‘urge to go’ as this can make digestive problems worse.
Limit consumption of soft drinks, alcohol and caffeine.
Alternate between raw and cooked vegetables. Peel and seed if necessary.
Chewing your food well can help reduce tummy troubles. An average mouthful is chewed 20 times before being swallowed. If you don’t chew enough, you could be giving your tummy more work to do, leading to discomfort.
Limit consumption of foods that are raw, acidic and / or spicy.
Keep drinking plenty of fluids and try to include fibre rich foods such as whole grains and fruits, which will help manage constipation.Following the recommended daily intake of fibres help avoid digestive discomfort such as flatulence, bloating and even diarrhoea.