The IC diet is all about elimination and avoiding triggers that can cause you, as an individual, a flare. If you have IC, you know what a flare is by now, you have been living with the pain and suffering the agony of going to the bathroom with bees stinging your insides. Avoid acidic foods and drinks to start with, eliminate all acid if possible, citric acid is a killer for me and it is in nearly everything. So is MSG, I avoid it at all costs. Just read through the diet sheet and memorize it as you do your elimination plan. You’ll become a very creative cook as you go along.