Smart Meal Plans for IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
These Meal Plans consist of 3 phases:
- Elimination: Eliminates all food items that may cause bowel pain and incomforts. This step is aimed at restoring the balance of the intestine.
- Reintroduction: As recommended, this phase is designed to reintegrate, one by one, the set aside foods. This technique allows you to discover which foods, if any, are causing your discomforts, and being, thereafter, able to avoid it.
- Maintenance: Ensures a long-term healthy diet while keeping under control foods that may cause incomforts. Plus, with our customization tools, you get personalized your meal plans where foods to which you are intolerant to are eliminated.
The meal plans are suitable for people suffering from diagnosed Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
They are NOT suitable for people suffering from constipation. If it is your case, you would rather consult the Constipation Diet, aimed at preventing constipation and the related symptoms.
The meal plans are based on the mediterranean diet, use a maximum of natural (unprocessed) foods, and meet all nutritional recommendations from the following competent bodies:
- Canadian Digestive Health Foundation
- Canadian Society of Intestinal Research
- Dieticians of Canada
- World Gastroenterology Organisation
- International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
- American Gastroenterological Association
- National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse(USA)
- Shepherd Works: Low FODMAP Diet
- Health Canada's Food Guide
- PasseportSanté.net, Syndrome de l'intestin irritable (in French)
- Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (in French)
- Groupe Harmonie Santé Nutritionnistes/Diététistes (in French)
Moreover, these Meal Plans are updated every week to take advantage of the Flyer specials from your local grocery stores.
N.B. Consult your Doctor if you have a medical condition. We also recommend that you consult a Registered Dietitian and tell her/him that you follow the SOSCuisine Meal Plans.
Each week your meal plan will be updated with:Each week you will receive
|Your menu for the week, balanced and tailored to your needs|
|Fast, easy and delicious recipes for the entire 7-day menu|
|A matching grocery list, based on the current Flyer Specials at supermarkets near you|
|A step-by-step action plan to help you save time in the kitchen|
Why are these Meal Plans SMART?Why are these Meal Plans smart?
Our Meal Plans are smart because they ensure, week after week, that:
- you will eat what is BEST to prevent IBS symptoms (abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, etc.)
- you will ENJOY eating
- you will take advantage of the BEST BUYs at your preferred grocery stores
Why SOS Cuisine?
The recommendations to induce positive changes in people with irritable bowel syndrome consist of some 51 nutritional targets that must be attained every day.
Creating meal plans to meet these recommendations without assistance is difficult. Doing it week after week is even more so. That's where we come in, with our unique technology and our team of Dietitians.
SOUNDS COMPLICATED? Not with SOS Cuisine!
We can provide you with personalized menus that are easy to prepare and that satisfy all the applicable nutritional recommendations. You will be able to enjoy your food without any worries!
Why Meal Plans instead of just recipes?
Since the nutritional recommendations relate to daily and weekly intakes, it is not sufficient to look for 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome recipes'.
Properly balanced meal plans are the only effective way to ensure that all nutritional recommendations are met. This is what you get week after week with SOS Cuisine. This way, you have support and you're not alone.
And your entire family benefits from a healthy lifestyle, because our Irritable Bowel Syndrome Meal Plans are balanced and appropriate for everyone.
The most recent recommendations* for IBS management consist of some 51 nutritional targets that must be attained day after day, to prevent IBS pain and discomforts while maintaining a balanced diet.
These targets can be grouped as follows:Elimination:
- Complete elimination of foods:
- High in:
- Limited intakes of fiber, especially insoluble fiber
- The fiber intake increases very gradually over the weeks during phases 1 and 2. This way, you will reach the amount recommended by the Canadian Food Guide, without symptoms, nor discomforts.
- One by one reintegration of most of the foods set aside until now
- Gradual increase of fiber intake
- Optimal intakes and distribution of fiber
- Proper daily calorie intake. We offer two levels: 1,800 and 2,100 calories, to best meet your own needs.
- Appropriate number of servings of the 4 food groups of Canada's Food Guide:
- Fruits and vegetables, including 1 serving of dark green vegetables and 1 serving of orange vegetables every day
- Grain products, including a majority of whole grain products
- Low-fat milk and alternatives
- Meat and alternatives, including fish
- Optimal intakes and distribution of carbs, fat and protein
- Minimal intakes of fructose, lactose and polyols
- Optimal intakes of vitamins and minerals, to ensure a healthy diet despite the exclusions
- Optimal intakes of good fats
- No artificial trans fat, and limited amounts of saturated fats and added/concentrated sugars
- Limited intakes of foods that cause discomforts to most people (spices, etc.)
- Absence of foods to eliminate (coffee, alcohol, wheat, some very fermentescible foods, etc.)
The following table shows that our Irritable Bowel Syndrome Meal Plans have consistently met the nutritional recommendations since launch, on November 2012.
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- Canadien Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), accessed on May 1st, 2012
- Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), accessed on August 5th, 2011
- Dieticians of Canada, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, accessed on May 1st, 2012
- World Gastroenterology Organisation, Irritable bowel syndrome: a global perspective, Global Guidelines, April 20th, 2009
- International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), IBS Diet, April 12th, 2012
- National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) (USA), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, September 2007
- American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), IBS: A Patient's Guide to Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, accessed on May 1st, 2012
- Shepherd Works (Australia), Low FODMAP Diet, accessed on May 1st, 2012
- PasseportSanté.net, Diète spéciale Syndrome de l'intestin irritable (côlon irritable), December 2009 (in French)
- Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ), Syndrome du côlon irritable (SCI), Online Clinical Nutrition Handbook, accessed on May 1st, 2012 (in French)
- Harmonie Santé, Conseils alimentaires si vous souffrez du SII, accessed on May 1st, 2012 (in French)
- Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, January 7th 2008
Important advice and useful tips
Consult your Doctor if you have a medical condition. We also recommend that you consult a Registered Dietitian and tell her/him that you follow the SOSCuisine Meal Plans.
How much does it cost?
$95.40/year (i.e. $7.95/month, save $24)
Will recur yearly until cancelled
Will recur monthly until cancelled
N.B. If you reside in Europe, the prices are respectively 95.40€/year and 9.95€/month.
Your subscription will pay for itself quickly, as our Meal Plans allow you to save money by:
|See the FAQ about subscriptions and plans|
|Why should I TRUST the menus? Are they checked by a DIETITIAN?|
|All the nutrition content of the website, including the information on this page as well as all meal plans, are checked and approved by our nutrition team, led by Danielle Lamontagne, R.D.|
|What is the difference between CANOLA OIL and OLIVE OIL? Why do certain recipes use one rather than the other?|
|Differences between olive oil and canola oil lie in their composition, heat resistance levels, taste and cost. Even though both of these oils are rich in monounsaturated fats (excellent for cardiovascular health), canola oil contains about 10 times more omega-3 than olive oil. Also, both of these oils can be used in cooking but olive oil loses its aroma when heated. The neutral taste and lower cost of canola oil make it an excellent choice for everyday cooking as well as for baking. But cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil tastes simply divine!|
|I see 'crispbread' in my menu. What is it and where can I buy it ?|
|Crispbread is a type of crackerbread from rye, rich in fiber and low in fat, salt and sugar. The most common brands are: Ryvita, Ry-Krip and Wasabröd. You'll find them in the crackers section at your grocery store.|
|There's no microwave oven at my workplace. How can I find substitute meals that I won't need to warm up ?|
|You can use the "Swap Meal" button (blue double arrow icon) in your menu, or use the Advanced Recipe Search to find exactly the Lunch Box recipes that you want.|
|I don't like PEANUT BUTTER, but it is often a part of breakfast. What can I replace it with?|
|Peanut butter is a good source of protein that sustains one's appetite in the morning. It can be replaced by cheese, almond or some other nut-based butter or even by hummus. Unfortunately, jams and sweet spreads are neither as nutritional nor as satiating.|
|I don't like eating my meal in the form of a SANDWICH or BURGER. Is it the same if I eat my meatball, slices of bread, lettuce and tomato separately?|
|It is OK to break down your burger into separate food items. The nutritional values remain the same and, once they have been consumed, the foods will interact in the same way as if they had been eaten in a same mouthful. Find your preferred technique and enjoy!|
|While consulting the sample meal plan, I noticed that certain recipes RECUR more than once in the same week. Will the meal plan that I'm going to buy also be like this?|
|Yes! Some recipes (ex. soups, stews, etc.) are repeated during the week in order to reduce the time spent in the kitchen. This way, you also get to prioritize certain fresh food items, with minimal waste. In other words, these repetitions are based on practical and economic reasons. They offer a good trade-off between variety and effort. And don't forget: you can always swap meals to get more - or less - variety.|
Note: We remind you to read our Medical Disclaimer.
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