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Table. 1.

Summary of Key Recommendations to Minimize the Negative Consequences of Restrictive Diets

Ensure the patient is given a clear diagnosis before commencing diet therapy.

Establish an effective partnership with the treating team.

Set clear expectations of symptom outcomes.

Weigh risks and benefits of a restrictive diet.

Aim for nutritionally equivalent substitutions.

Screen for eating disorder risk.

Refer on to eating disorder health professionals, or refer back to their medical practitioner for further management.

Consider alternative diet or non-diet therapies in patients at risk of developing an eating disorder.

Use language thoughtfully. Avoid labelling foods as “good” or “bad,” “safe” and “unsafe” as this language can contribute to food related fear and feelings of guilt or shame.

J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2022;28:343~356
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