Ensure a good fluid intake – about eight glasses/ mugs (two litres) a day
Limit fruit juice to one small glass a day
Limit caffeine intake from tea, coffee and soft drinks to three drinks per day
Try reducing whole wheat breakfast cereals and breads and choose white versions instead.
Lactose can sometimes cause diarrhoea and IBS- type symptoms. Trial using lactose free cows milk, yoghurts, cream and cheeses instead of ordinary versions for two to four weeks. If it makes no difference then return to using ordinary milk and dairy products.
Avoid sugar-free sweets, mints and gum containing sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol