What is a Low-Fiber/Low-Residue Diet?
Why Should I Follow a Low-Fiber/Low-Residue Diet?
Low-Fiber/Low-Residue Diet Basics
Eating Guide for a Low-Fiber/Low-Residue Diet
|Food Group||Foods Recommended||Foods to Avoid|
|Meats and Beans||
|Fats and Sweets||
When shopping for food, read food labels.
- Look for products made with “refined” flour.
- Avoid products that say “whole grain” on the packaging.
- Avoid foods with the word “whole” at the beginning of the ingredient list (eg, whole wheat flour).
- Remove skins of fruits and vegetables before cooking.
- Limit intake of fatty foods as these can increase residue.
- Work with a dietitian to create a meal plan for you.
American Dietetic Association http://www.eatright.org/
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca/
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada http://www.ccfc.ca/English/index.html/
Low fiber diet. University of Virginia Health System website. Available at: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/digestive-health/nutrition/low%5Ffiber%5Fdiet.pdf . Accessed May 6, 2007.
Low residue/low fiber diet. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center website. Available at: http://patienteducation.upmc.com/Pdf/LowResLowFiber.pdf . Accessed May 6, 2007.
Nutrition care manual. American Dietetic Association website. Available at: http://www.nutritioncaremanual.org . Accessed January 3, 2010.
What is a low fiber, low residue diet? Greenwich Hospital website. Available at: http://www.greenhosp.org/pe%5Fpdf/diet%5Flowfiber.pdf . Accessed May 6, 2007.
- Reviewer: Dianne Scheinberg Rishikof MS, RD, LDN
- Review Date: 03/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/31/2013 -
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