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Minimize serving size.

You may remember a time when you had an enormous Thanksgiving dinner and your stomach and intestines felt like a cyclone had hit them. Many people who don’t have and have never heard of IBS have had those symptoms just because they ate a meal the size of a small car.

IBS-friendly foods come in small portions; you may even get away with something that you don’t think is good for your IBS if you only eat a little bit. A good guideline is that your meat serving should be about the size of a deck of cards (and not one of those giant novelty decks, either); many single servings by today’s standards can easily feed three people.

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