Would just add that you might want to do a week's experiment replacing bread, pasta and wheat based starches with white rice for 2 reasons. White rice (I eat sushi rice) might be one of the best thickening foods out there. Second reason is that the gluten in wheat is irritating to some systems. That seems to be the case for me, and I never ever had a problem with it before. Once I was advised by a nutritionist to do so, I switched starches and saw a big improvement - went from misery to days of hope. (I also got rid of lactose, garlic, onion and other foods high in FODMAPs, according to the low-FODMAP diet out of Monash University in Australia). For breakfast I started eating cream of rice (orange box) made with coconut milk (good source of potassium, calcium), mashed banana, cinnamon and now adding puréed blueberries or raspberries.) Sauteed polenta (corn-meal based) has also been a good alternate starch, as are regular potatoes. To get more veggies ive been making small pots of cooked veggies with chicken broth (made without garlic and onion) and pureeing it, eating as a soup with parmesean cheese. Not too much but enough to feel like im not completely deprived of nutrients. And I agree with the protein comment. It's sometimes hard to keep up with always having prepared meats in the fridge, so just stocked up on canned chicken from trader joes. And I try to keep a batch of hard boiled eggs in the fridge when I need a protein snack but have no time to cook. I tied Imodium and other things but felt it was causing constipation. I might need to experiment again, but found white rice to be very helpful in those roughest of rough early days. Good luck!