These meal plans include some familiar foods, as well as, some unusual foods. It is highly important that you eat a varied diet and rotate the foods you do eat. I tried to include selections from meat, poultry, and fish. You may want to include venison and rabbit, as they fulfill the requirements for lean sources of protein. When selecting breakfast and lunch choices, it is important that you rotate the grains you eat. Many digestive patients seem to do well on cooked grain breakfasts; however, whenever possible you should not eat the same grain at every meal. We always want to keep rotation in mind. Therefore, if you eat one grain on one day, the following day or meal, you would consume a different grain. If you don’t like a food mentioned in this program or your body does not tolerate it, there is no need to incorporate it. The criteria for all meals should be that they are low in fat, moderate in lean protein, with plenty of digestible vegetables and alternate grains that do not contain gluten.

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Breakfast Ideas
  • Chicken or beef soup
  • Buckwheat (soba) noodles
  • Yam
  • Rice or millet porridge
  • Baked potatoes*
  • Quinoa
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Lunch and Snack Ideas
  • Anchovies, mackerel, tuna, sardines (packed in water only)
  • Beef, lamb, or turkey burger
  • Yam or sweet potato
  • Rice cakes
  • Buckwheat (soba)
  • Chicken, beef, or vegetable soup
  • Steamed or stir-fried vegetables or vegetable puree
  • Baked potatoes*
  • Slice of home-cooked chicken or turkey
  • Artichoke
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Dinner Ideas
  • Steak, quinoa, and zucchini casserole
  • Turkey breast, squash, and wild rice
  • Halibut, sweet potatoes, and vegetable soup
  • Pot roast, potatoes, and carrots
  • Lamb roast, wild rice and herbs, butternut squash
  • Cod, rice, and greens
  • Chicken breasts, quinoa, and roasted vegetables
  • Salmon, wild rice, and vegetable soup
  • Beef with buckwheat (soba) noodles and beets
  • Rabbit, potatoes, and carrots
  • Lamb chops, millet, and vegetable soup
  • Veal medallions, vegetable puree

Tips for Success

If you are constipated, drink warm water on an empty stomach. You may also try magnesium citrate or aspartate (200 to 800 milligrams per day) and/or psyllium husks without additives (1 to 3 tbsp. per day in water). If you have cramping or gas, drink at least three cups per day of peppermint or chamomile tea. If you are significantly underweight and have lost more weight on the program, it is best to continue the program only with professional supervision.

“I did the Digestive
Clearing Diet and I felt
more energetic than I
have in ten years.”

Alan Newman, Fort Lauderdale, FL