Emily Weber MD says that "Some people who have irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) may struggle to keep weight on or take it off, but IBS itself is not the real culprit behind this conundrum"
Many people with IBS have trouble losing weight because they may stick with "safe" foods that aren't all that healthy. Indeed, a study published December 2012 in the Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases found that IBS patients often ate unhealthy canned food, processed meats and sweets alongside only some grains, fruits and vegetables.
Working with a Functional Nutrition expert can help address IBS symptoms, identify healthy foods that can keep IBS in control and put you on the path of healthy eating and balanced weight management.
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