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Should I keep a food diary while I'm on a low-residue diet?

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Everyone is different. You may be OK with some of the things listed as foods to avoid. Items that should be OK may bother you. So keep a food diary for a few weeks. Track what you eat and how it makes you feel, so you know what works for you.

SOURCES:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: "Low-Residue/Low-Fiber Diet."

National Institutes of Health: "Fiber-Restricted Diet."

Greenwich Hospital: "What is a Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet."

Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: "Low Residue Diet."

"Colitis Cookbook: Diet for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Diet and Nutrition."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: "Low-Residue/Low-Fiber Diet."

National Institutes of Health: "Fiber-Restricted Diet."

Greenwich Hospital: "What is a Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet."

Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: "Low Residue Diet."

"Colitis Cookbook: Diet for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Diet and Nutrition."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

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