I was dealing with some intestinal problems some months back and after consulting with my doctor, I switched from a high protein diet to a low residue diet. Basically, I was not eating any kind of refined items before but because of this issue in my intestine doctor advised me to go for a “Diet with low residue content” or you can say a diet with little or less fiber content.
If you have no idea about this diet plan then let me tell you that a low residue diet is advised by your doctor in some special cases like you have some intestinal problems, colon disease, or any kind of stomach surgery. You cannot follow this diet on your own, you need a consultation from your doctor prior to including this diet plan for some time. Most importantly you cannot follow this diet for a very long time, this is a temporary diet plan and reducing fiber from your diet permanently for a lifetime can be very harmful to your body, even if you are doing it for some time ask your doctor first and let him examine you.
Coming back to my experience on this diet plan, Following a High fiber and High Protein diet from months, I was not eating any kind of refined products even though I lost my appetite for eating this kind of stuff. But when I started a low residue diet, I wasn’t allowed to consume more fiber and protein as it can hamper the intestinal problem. So, while following this low fiber diet, I got many delicious choices of food to choose from.
While following this diet you can have access to many of your favorite food items like Pasta, Noodles, Chicken, Sausages, Meat, and many more delicious dishes. Eating a lot of greens, lentils, boiled foods for a long time, I really desired to eat something new and something more delicious and when my doctor advised me to switch my diet for some time, I got a little worried at first as consuming these no refined products from a very long time has reduced my cravings for any other food items but after sometime when I realized that I had to deal with this thing for some time, I started following a low residue diet and now it’s been almost a month on this diet.
I ate all those food items like meatballs, chicken curry, white rice instead of brown rice, noodles and tried some exotic drinks during this time period. This is what I liked about this diet that I can eat all the no refined products as well that are extremely delicious. Even if you are a person having a fixed routine and a very strict and rigid diet, I bet no one can deny eating something delicious which fills our hearts with joy. Some things happened to me and I enjoyed eating some very finger-licking flavourful dishes.
Now that I feel a little better my doctor advised me to start including fiber in your diet gradually and increase it slowly with time. Do not hurry and give your body a shock by including it rapidly. This is yet another thing that you need to have in your mind while following this diet plan. So if you are dealing with some kind of issue in your stomach go and consult your doctor and always eat healthy in the long term if you want to maintain a fit mind and body.