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Hi everyone! Well for over 24 hours ive had really bad sickness and diorreah (sorry tmi). The doctor has told me to drink plenty of clear fluid and try and get some carbs down me. All I can think about is kettle chips!! Im just a bit worried that once I start feeling better im going to want to start cramming down the junk food again. Has anyone else had this experience?? And what did u do?? I really dont want to eat crap im doing so well!! Thanks Fee foo

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Eating a few kettle chips isn't going to ruin your diet. 

Everything in moderation always.  If you deprive yourself of things you like, you might end up binging on it sometime.

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Oh, I get that too!  Crazy cravings for junky processed things that don't have the nutrients I actually need, and you feel so weak and sick and crappy that you lose all your willpower.  I've been sick a lot this winter, and the last time I got sick I decided to make a deal with myself:

I'd indulge in a limited amount of junk food, and also have about the same number of calories of good food (at the same time or shortly afterwards).  Like, a big helping of potato chips followed by a bowl of plain oatmeal with an egg and carrot sticks, or a milk chocolate bar paired with some raw almonds, walnuts, raisins, and a tangerine.  And I could NOT eat another helping of junk food before I had the good food to balance it out and fill my stomach. 

I found this helped me savor the "bad" foods but eventually dulled the cravings, and I didn't eat too much beyond maintenance.  Most importantly, I never BINGED (always a problem for me).  I find that as soon as I'm eating mostly processed foods, my sense of portion size and appetite goes all out of whack, so I need good whole foods to keep everything in perspective.  Give it a shot and good luck!

You don't need to eat crap to eat carbs.  There's fruit, nuts, whole-grain breads, etc.  Probably the sorts of things you eat regularly unless you've been trying a low-carb diet.  And those also have fiber to help get your digestive system back on track.

You need to be eating the BRATY diet right now.

Bananas

Rice

Applesauce

Toast

Yogurt

 

Should continue a normal appropriate diet. The foods from the BRAT diet may be added, but should not replace normal, tolerated foods. Sugary drinks and carbonated beverages should be avoided.

Bananas

Rice

Applesauce

Toast/ tea

A well-balanced diet is best even during diarrhea. Studies have however found that incorporating foods from the BRAT diet may reduce the severity of diarrhea.

Original Post by x17star17x:

You need to be eating the BRATY diet right now.

Bananas

Rice

Applesauce

Toast

Yogurt

 

if the young lady has diarrhea, no she shouldn't eat Yogurt.  Yogurt stimulates your bowels, that's why Activia advertises the way it does.   Applesauce can cause the same reaction.  Furthermore, she should follow the advice of her doctor, not people on the internet.

Original Post by kelly_weston:

if the young lady has diarrhea, no she shouldn't eat Yogurt.  Yogurt stimulates your bowels, that's why Activia advertises the way it does.   Applesauce can cause the same reaction.  Furthermore, she should follow the advice of her doctor, not people on the internet.

Actually no, yogurt doesn't stimulate your bowels.  What it does, the live-bacteria-cultures kind like Activa anyway, is help regulate your bowels, reducing both constipation and diarrhea.

But yes, ordinarily a person should listen to their doctor over internet yahoos like ourselves.  Doctors aren't always right, of course, I've heard of ones telling a person they should eat 900 calories a day to lose weight, which is far too few for proper nutrition (it amounts to a VLCD or very low calorie diet, something a person should be on only when closely supervised by a doctor and nutritionist and when their weight is a greater immediate threat to their health than the diet is).

Original Post by jp5074139:

Original Post by kelly_weston:

if the young lady has diarrhea, no she shouldn't eat Yogurt.  Yogurt stimulates your bowels, that's why Activia advertises the way it does.   Applesauce can cause the same reaction.  Furthermore, she should follow the advice of her doctor, not people on the internet.

Actually no, yogurt doesn't stimulate your bowels.  What it does, the live-bacteria-cultures kind like Activa anyway, is help regulate your bowels, reducing both constipation and diarrhea.

 

Maybe it works different on a man and that's why Activia is advertised for use by woman but for me, and other women I know, it DOES stimulates your bowels and will make diarrhea worse.  If some bothered to actually look at the website that was originally referenced for the BRATY diet, it does not indicate that that diet is for people with diarrhea.  

Original Post by kelly_weston:

Original Post by jp5074139:

Original Post by kelly_weston:

if the young lady has diarrhea, no she shouldn't eat Yogurt.  Yogurt stimulates your bowels, that's why Activia advertises the way it does.   Applesauce can cause the same reaction.  Furthermore, she should follow the advice of her doctor, not people on the internet.

Actually no, yogurt doesn't stimulate your bowels.  What it does, the live-bacteria-cultures kind like Activa anyway, is help regulate your bowels, reducing both constipation and diarrhea.

 

Maybe it works different on a man and that's why Activia is advertised for use by woman but for me, and other women I know, it DOES stimulates your bowels and will make diarrhea worse.  If some bothered to actually look at the website that was originally referenced for the BRATY diet, it does not indicate that that diet is for people with diarrhea.  

Second paragraph from x17star17x's link:

One type of diet that has been prescribed by doctors for people recovering from diarrhea, upset stomach (dyspepsia), and stomach infection (gastroenteritis) is the BRAT diet, which is an acronym for...

I remember doctors recommending this diet to me when I've had stomach issues including diarrhea.

Original Post by jp5074139:

Actually no, yogurt doesn't stimulate your bowels.  What it does, the live-bacteria-cultures kind like Activa anyway, is help regulate your bowels, reducing both constipation and diarrhea.

 All yogurt is the 'live-bacteria-cultures' kind, the only thing different about Activia is the marketing campaign.

 

Original Post by floggingsully:

Original Post by jp5074139:

Actually no, yogurt doesn't stimulate your bowels.  What it does, the live-bacteria-cultures kind like Activa anyway, is help regulate your bowels, reducing both constipation and diarrhea.

 All yogurt is the 'live-bacteria-cultures' kind, the only thing different about Activia is the marketing campaign.

You're certainly right about the marketing campaign, but not all yogurt has live/active cultures.  Some is processed to the point where the critters are dead.  This is why there's a Live & Active Cultures Seal the National Yogurt Association is promoting.

if you're craving Kettle Chips your D&V may have rid you of electrolytes, so while you're replacing your water you're not replacing the salts lots.  Get some Dioralyte or whatever the US equivalent is.

Original Post by kelly_weston:

Maybe it works different on a man and that's why Activia is advertised for use by woman but for me, and other women I know, it DOES stimulates your bowels and will make diarrhea worse.  If some bothered to actually look at the website that was originally referenced for the BRATY diet, it does not indicate that that diet is for people with diarrhea.  

I'm pretty sure the make-up and operation of intestinal bacteria aren't markedly different across genders, so what works for a typical male should also work for a typical female.  But the key word there is "typical" - not everybody is.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by kelly_weston:

Original Post by jp5074139:

Original Post by kelly_weston:

if the young lady has diarrhea, no she shouldn't eat Yogurt.  Yogurt stimulates your bowels, that's why Activia advertises the way it does.   Applesauce can cause the same reaction.  Furthermore, she should follow the advice of her doctor, not people on the internet.

Actually no, yogurt doesn't stimulate your bowels.  What it does, the live-bacteria-cultures kind like Activa anyway, is help regulate your bowels, reducing both constipation and diarrhea.

 

Maybe it works different on a man and that's why Activia is advertised for use by woman but for me, and other women I know, it DOES stimulates your bowels and will make diarrhea worse.  If some bothered to actually look at the website that was originally referenced for the BRATY diet, it does not indicate that that diet is for people with diarrhea.  

Second paragraph from x17star17x's link:

One type of diet that has been prescribed by doctors for people recovering from diarrhea, upset stomach (dyspepsia), and stomach infection (gastroenteritis) is the BRAT diet, which is an acronym for...

I remember doctors recommending this diet to me when I've had stomach issues including diarrhea.

The BRAT diet is not in dispute.  It's the BRATY diet that's in dispute.  The addition of yogurt is what is being disputed.

Original Post by jp5074139:

Original Post by kelly_weston:

Maybe it works different on a man and that's why Activia is advertised for use by woman but for me, and other women I know, it DOES stimulates your bowels and will make diarrhea worse.  If some bothered to actually look at the website that was originally referenced for the BRATY diet, it does not indicate that that diet is for people with diarrhea.  

I'm pretty sure the make-up and operation of intestinal bacteria aren't markedly different across genders, so what works for a typical male should also work for a typical female.  But the key word there is "typical" - not everybody is.

Then you would be wrong.  You can be "pretty sure" of all you want but men and women have different parts and we DO work differently.  

Original Post by kelly_weston:

Then you would be wrong.  You can be "pretty sure" of all you want but men and women have different parts and we DO work differently.  

It would hardly be the first time I've been wrong about something, but it's also far from the first time I've been accused of it and not been.  What is it you believe works differently about the gastrointestinal systems of women versus men?  Do the genders have different "parts" within that system?

no, jp, they don't.  and activia is now being marketed toward men.

Original Post by pgeorgian:

no, jp, they don't.  and activia is now being marketed toward men.

No, it's not.  And last I checked, women don't have a penis and men don't have ovaries.  Even weight loss experts will tell you that men and women lose weight differently because of how their bodies work.  

 

Regardless, the OP wasn't told to eat the BRAT or the BRATY diet so why the hell is this even an issue?

Original Post by kelly_weston:

Original Post by pgeorgian:

no, jp, they don't.  and activia is now being marketed toward men.

No, it's not.  And last I checked, women don't have a penis and men don't have ovaries.  Even weight loss experts will tell you that men and women lose weight differently because of how their bodies work.  

you're amusing.

there are at least two different activia ads aimed at men, at least on my TV.  and penises and ovaries aren't digestive organs.

Original Post by kelly_weston:

Original Post by pgeorgian:

Original Post by kelly_weston:

Original Post by pgeorgian:

no, jp, they don't.  and activia is now being marketed toward men.

No, it's not.  And last I checked, women don't have a penis and men don't have ovaries.  Even weight loss experts will tell you that men and women lose weight differently because of how their bodies work.  

you're amusing.

there are at least two different activia ads aimed at men, at least on my TV.  and penises and ovaries aren't digestive organs.

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uh oh.  you called me an idiot.  now you're going to get a post deleted, on your second day here!  congratulations.

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