(I should just cut and paste this list from now on). First of all remember a soluble base is needed but try to add in IF too as much as possible. To avoid bloating (which is not a cure-all and is not instant etc) eat often, don't let yourself get too hungry, eat slowly and in small amounts. I think it is important to eat a little and then drink a little or it seems to me it gets all clogged. Don't eat or drink too much or too quickly. Drink fennel tea in mass quantities, get exercise and pass gas as needed, along with going to the bathroom whenever you think you need to, also try to increase water intake.
IBS-A for 20 years with terrible bloating and gas. On the diet since April 2004. Remember this from Heather's information pages:
"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!