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Cookout Tips for People with Sensitive Stomachs

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Do you have a sensitive stomach, but love to cookout during the warmer months? Check out these Cookout Tips for People with Sensitive Stomachs and enjoy a Summer barbecue night without worrying again!

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One of my favorite things about Summer is being able to cook outside. It is so nice to come home after work and relax outdoors while grilling up some of my family’s favorite food. I do have a sensitive stomach so I need to watch what I eat to avoid having any gastrointestinal (GI) distress. 

However, I do like to indulge every now and then. Moderation is key for me. I have also come up with some Cookout Tips to share for People with Sensitive Stomachs. Check them out below.

Cookout Tips for People with Sensitive Stomachs

Start with Proper Hydration

Most people have heard the advice “Drink 8 glasses of water every day”. There are a number of reasons proper hydration is important and aiding digestion is one of them. So, make sure to drink plenty of water each day, especially if you suffer from a sensitive stomach. Also, avoid or minimize fluids that could irritate your stomach like caffeinated beverages or alcohol.

Know Your Triggers

It is important to figure out exactly what foods trigger GI distress because it is not the same for everyone. I kept a food diary for a few months to determine what caused my issues with bloating, gas and occasional diarrhea.  I narrowed it down to fried foods like chicken and high fat foods like hamburgers or hot dogs . So now, when I indulge in them, I make sure I am prepared by taking IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief on an empty stomach 1 hour before I have a meal that might aggravate my stomach.

Take Your Time

Taking your time while eating is another way to avoid GI issues. Eating slowly is essential as it helps you digest food properly. It also prevents you from overeating as it gives your brain time to communicate with your stomach and tell it when it is full. 

Moderation is Key

As I mentioned already, eating in moderation is key for me. For example, I love a burger with onion, lettuce, tomato slices and pickles, but I know that it can trigger gas and bloating. So, I avoid eating heavy side dishes  when I know I am going to eat a hamburger with the works for dinner.

Be Proactive

Being proactive has been a game changer for me when it comes to managing my GI issues. As I mentioned above, if I know I am going to eat fried and/or high fat foods, I take IMODIUM® an hour before my meal with a full glass of water. Of course, during busy weeks, my meals are not always planned. So when I find myself eating something that may irritate my stomach without planning ahead, I take IMODIUM® 2 hours after the meal with a full glass of water.

My best friend struggles with some similar GI issues, but she has determined that her problems are related to eating dairy. So, she takes LACTAID® along with any dairy products she consumes. On the other hand, my Mom suffers with heart burn from acid indigestion so she is proactive by taking PEPCID AC® before eating anything that might antagonize it. These 3 great products are essential to have on hand if you or your loved ones suffer from GI issues related to different foods. They are easy to pick-up at your local Walmart store or can be conveniently ordered at

How does IMODIUM® help to prevent or relieve GI discomfort?

You may be wondering how IMODIUM® helps to prevent or relieve GI discomfort. So, let me share a little bit more about this medication that has enabled me to truly enjoy some of my favorite foods again.

  • No OTC brand is faster or more effective for diarrhea relief
  • Combines two powerful ingredients for fast relief of diarrhea*. Plus relief of gas, cramps, and bloating *Starts to work within one hour
  • IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief works 33 percent faster than loperamide alone to relieve diarrhea
  • IMODIUM® is the #1 doctor recommended brand of OTC anti-diarrheal products for over 20 years
  • #1 pharmacist recommended brand of anti-diarrheal products
  • IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief gives you diarrhea relief up to 4x faster than taking no treatment* *based on studies evaluating median time to last unformed stool vs. placebo
  • No other OTC anti-diarrheal works faster than IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief for diarrheal relief
  • Nothing works faster to relief diarrhea than IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief* *among OTC anti-diarrheal medicines

So Tell Me…

Do you love to cookout during the Summer, but have a sensitive stomach? Have you tried taking IMODIUM® to help with any stomach discomfort like diarrhea, gas and/or bloating?

Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!


Saturday 18th of July 2020

I have a super sensitive stomach so this is a very useful post. It's certainly something I've never come across before on a blog so thank you so much for bringing awareness to it, and giving us some tips on how to manage.

Margaret | Live Like No One Else

Friday 17th of July 2020

Great post. Once in a while, I'll have some kind of sensitivity. I just haven't yet figured out what it is. We are guessing it might be either powdered garlic or powdered onion. Hubby and I were just talking about this the other day. I need to figure it out once and for all.

But it's always nice to have something on hand that will help your stomach feel better.

Elizabeth O

Friday 17th of July 2020

I'm lactose sensitive and I don't eat meat so I can relate to this post. Yes, Lactaid is a staple in my fridge. I stay away from typical summer BBQ invites because I just don't want to be the one standout when people are chowing down. Your tips are great. We should know our triggers and make choices that we can live with.


Friday 17th of July 2020

It so surprising that i read this blog. Past days have been troubling me and my stomach. Thanks alot for the tips. need to try this

Fabulous Perks

Friday 17th of July 2020

I’m so happy to not have this problem. I feel bad for those that do have a sensitive stomach. You offered so many amazing tips.