Eating well is a big part of living life on your own terms. The good news is that having a stoma should not stand in the way of enjoying good food.
There are no set dietary rules for people living with a stoma. It may just take a bit of time to find out what works for you. With the go-ahead from your healthcare team, you can eat what you like, when you like.
Here are some general guidelines:*
1 Diet Reference: Ostomy Nutrition Guide. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Web site.http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/nutrition/Pages/ostomy-nutrition-guide.aspx Accessed May 23, 2016.
* You should always ask your healthcare professional about any dietary restrictions you may have or need to follow.