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What is the right diet for me?

Q: I am a 37 years old male. I am a patient of acute pancreatitis. I have just has been released from the hospital. I would like to know what kind of diet would be suitable for me? I love to eat and too many restrictions really frustrate me. As per doctor my reason of pancreatitis is idiopathic as I am not used to drink. Please help me.

A:Eat a low-fat diet of about 30 gms of fat. To achieve this eat foods low in fat and high in carbohydrates and protein to decrease the work load of your pancreas. Carbohydrates also give you energy to help fight fatigue. Theyre present in foods made from starches (complex carbohydrates) or sugars (simple carbohydrates). Try to get most of your daily calories from complex carbohydrates found in grains, vegetables and legumes. If you have diabetes, a dietician can help you plan an appropriate diet. Avoid eating rich fatty foods to reduce your chance of another attack. Eat small frequent meals rather than large meals. Limit the amount of caffeine and spicy and gas-forming foods that you eat as these foods stimulate the pancreas. Alcohol should be avoided completely. Even a small amount of alcohol can cause an attack.

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