Most people with ostomies return to a regular diet soon after recovering from surgery. A few precautions are important such as chewing well; eating a well balanced diet and drinking plenty of fluids especially water. If you experience problems with a certain food, wait a couple of weeks and try the food again.
Ileostomy patients may need to limit some high fiber foods and need to increase fluid intake to reduce the risk of dehydration.
Urostomy patients need to make sure to have an adequate fluid intake to keep the kidneys functioning well.