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How long can the brat diet be used the doc told me to stay on it for 7 days after the 8th day of my stomach virus. I feel weak and have chills. Nopain?

Possible dehydration. If you are weak and are having chills & it is likely that you are dehydrated, having electrolyte imbalance or inadequate calories. If you are no longer vomiting, resume a normal diet and supplement with electrolyte fluids such as sport drinks. If still having diarrhea, avoid high sugar foods like syrups and fruit juice and use lactose treated milk. It may be time for a repeat doctor visit. Read more...
BRAT diet not needed. The BRAT diet (usually Banana, Rice, Applesauce and Toast (or Tea)) has very limited data to support this diet as a treatment for diarrhea. Also, if a person is very strict with the "BRAT" restrictions, they might not get enough energy from fat and protein. Weakness and chills could warrant a re-check. Read more...