Should I go on a Brat Diet?
The BRAT diet stands for Bananas, Rice, Apples, and Toast. The BRAT diet was often recommended for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea but is now considered too restrictive to be healthy long term.
For weight loss, the BRAT diet is a pointless exercise – a low-carb or keto diet would be a far better option.
For diarrhea then starvation is the best option for 1 to 3 days ONLY:
- Children must always refer to a medical practitioner
- Day 1 liquids only
- Day 2 liquids and dry toast/bread
- Day 3 gradual return to normal
For digestive problems an exclusion diet is necessary. 3 Days as above is a good place to start. A keto diet may also be useful due to it’s severe carb exclusion.
What is a keto diet?
The keto diet is similar to a low carb diet except you will have to count your carbs a lot more accurately as almost no carbs are allowed. By going on a low carb or no carb diet you can more easily identify any culprit foods causing you problems.