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I have had a diverticulitis flare-up after 3 years, I put

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I have had a diverticulitis flare-up after 3 years, I put myself on a liquid diet,(broth, Jell-O and popsicles). Its been about 5 days and I have lost 15 pounds and very weak. Can I now start other foods? And what do you recommend?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

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Yes you can advance your diet gradually as tolerated.

You should start with low residue diet for next 2 weeks.

Then gradually increase dietary fibers.

The following foods are generally allowed on a low-fiber diet:
Enriched white bread or rolls without seeds;
White rice, plain white pasta, noodles and macaroni;
Crackers;
Refined cereals such as Cream of Wheat;
Pancakes or waffles made from white refined flour;
Most canned or cooked fruits without skins, seeds or membranes;
Fruit and vegetable juice with little or no pulp, fruit-flavored drinks and flavored waters;
Canned or well-cooked vegetables without seeds, hulls or skins, such as carrots, potatoes and tomatoes;
Tofu.

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