I’ve been getting random bloating and irritable bowels (confirmed as IBS by my G.P.) for the past 2-3 years. The most recent bout drove me up the wall - about 2 months of constant discomfort. Although my diet was at least 90% clean - lean meats, eggs, nuts, plenty of fruit & veg, whey protien, fish oil, rice, potatoes, the occasional treat etc., I recently came across a website that said fibrous green veg such as broccoli, green beans, peas etc. (which I eat every day), could be part of the problem.
So about 1 1/2 weeks ago I pretty much cut out green veg (had a small salad with a steak earlier today). Within a day or so the discomfort had pretty much gone. Bliss. Is it possible to continue long-term without green veg? It’s making my meals rather plain and I’m not full for very long so I’m worried I’ll start eating more snacks and consume too many calories. I won’t be able to train harder and more frequently to compensate as both my shoulders are impinged and my knees hurt if I’m not careful. Anyone in or been in the same boat and know a solution? All I can think of are supplements like Superfood, but they taste aweful (did a V-Diet in May 2010). Broccoli tastes like sweets in comparison.