How to adapt the soft diet for vegetarians?

If we are vegetarians and suddenly we have gastroenteritis, it is very difficult for us to maintain a bland diet without starving, so today we want to make things easier by commenting on which foods we can eat and which we should not try if we are in a process of vomiting and / or diarrhea.

Being vegetarian on normal days is quite easy, although at first it may cost a bit or there are harder days because we do not feel like cooking. The problem comes when we have vomiting or diarrhea and we cannot eat normally and we have to reduce our diet to a soft diet.

There are foods that we can continue to consume normally, but throughout this text we are going to see what meals or foods we can consume and which ones we must temporarily park.

Going on a bland diet as a vegetarian

It is possible, we say it from experience. It is not easy, depending on the type of diet we have, but it is possible. With the type of diet we mean that within the group of vegetarians there are different subgroups such as ovo-lacto-vegetarians, pescetarians, lacto-vegetarians, etc.

Depending on the food that we deprive ourselves or that we take advantage of, we will be one type or another. In this text we will comment on the foods that we do and should not eat if we are vegetarians.

In other words, we will focus on a diet that dispenses with foods of animal origin, but we will also give some hints for those special diets that admit eggs, dairy products, or fish, for example.

You also have to take into account allergies and the nutritional needs of each one, since soft diets are usually somewhat poor and low in nutrients. That is why we always recommend eating very small amounts, every two hours or when we have an appetite, since that is very important, and that they be varied foods.

In this way we achieve a greater amount of nutrients and we do not expose ourselves to other health problems that can be derived from dehydration due to diarrheal processes.

Pasteles en una pastelería

Prohibited foods in soft diets

We start with what we should not eat if we are immersed in a process of gastroenteritis with vomiting and / or diarrhea. It should be noted that it is not the same, a couple of days with a decomposing belly and nausea than more than a week.

The latter may be a sign that something is wrong with our body. Also, apart from stopping eating certain foods, hydration during these diarrheal processes is essential.

If we see that our case is serious, we go to the doctor where they will surely recommend drinkable serum. You have to avoid sugary drinks like Aquarius, sugars irritate the intestines.

  • Seeds and nuts.
  • Cocoa and / or dried fruit creams.
  • Cereals, flour and whole grain breads.
  • Salt and other spices
  • Coffee, any kind.
  • Spicy, no matter how little.
  • Raw vegetables.
  • Whole and sprouted legumes.
  • Chocolate, of any kind.
  • Industrial pastries.
  • Fruits of all kinds.
  • Sugary foods.
  • Oils (in large quantities).
  • Plant based sausages.
  • Battered.
  • Ultra-processed juices.
  • Yogurts with fruits or cereals.
  • Oily foods.
  • Cruciferous vegetables, for example, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, arugula, turnip, watercress, radish, red cabbage, etc.

Allowed foods

The positive part is that we still have plenty of foods that we can eat during those difficult days. It is important to eat in a varied way and not make great efforts, since the body will be very damaged.

All is not lost, we have an extensive list of foods that we can eat during diarrheal processes. These processes are very common in summer when eating out or taking food that could be contaminated, eating with dirty hands, etc.

In one way or another it is very important to stay well hydrated so that our body does not suffer too much and not dehydrate. That would lead to complications in recovery.

  • Refined cereals.
  • Non-wholemeal flours.
  • Cooked legumes, preferably in creams or purees.
  • Vegetables soup.
  • Very low-fat fish soups with white rice or noodles. Only suitable for vegetarian diets that admit fish. The best fish is hake.
  • Non-creamy vegetable yogurt (Greek), unsweetened and low in fat. Or plain unsweetened yogurt for dairy-friendly vegetarian diets.
  • Cooked and pureed vegetables.
  • White tofu
  • Avocado in small quantities. Very small.
  • Quality margarine or quality butter and both low in fat and with quality oils. Both in very small quantities.
  • Baked potato. Very useful to thicken creams and soups, since we cannot use butters, creams, or cream cheeses.
  • Classic seitan without spices.
  • Vegetable milk Not soy, better rice.
  • Cooked rice.
  • Fruit in compote or baked, but very little quantity.
  • The banana can be eaten if it is very ripe.
  • Non-integral pasta.

Pasta no integral para dieta blanda

Tips for a vegetarian bland diet

Soft diets are for very specific moments and usually for short processes in time, perhaps 7 or 8 days maximum. Yes, indeed, we must urgently go to a specialist, since we could have a serious health problem.

Throughout the text we have given some notes on hydration and its importance for our body. We should not take Aquarius or any sports drink, due to its high content of salts, sugars, additives, colorants, etc. All of this will backfire on our recovery.

Many times they will have told us, even doctors, and we will have seen how we heal ourselves, but those drinks do not cure us, but the fact of not eating anything and only staying with liquids.

Not eating anything is also negative, since the body weakens, including the immune system and that can lead to other consequences such as a cold, anemia, muscle aches, weakness, apathy, headache, etc.

What we eat should not be hot or cold , but at room temperature. Yes, we know that taking a cream that is not warm is not so appetizing, but that will be better than continuing to irritate the digestive system.

You have to eat with consistency, in a varied way, but in small quantities . Large meals are also negative in diarrheal processes. If we are very hungry, it is best to eat every hour and a half or two hours, for example, a yogurt and a ripe banana, at two hours toast bread with margarine and vegetable milk, then a vegetable soup with rice, and so on until complete the day. But always very small portions, as if we were little children.