Years ago, when I about six, I remember being terribly sick and not able to eat hardly anything because I would just throw it up. That was the first time I heard about the BRAT diet. I have only needed this a few times my whole life, but it is still good info to know.
The Brat Diet
The BRAT diet is Bananas, Rice, Apples and Toast.
BRATT is the same as BRAT, but the second "T' stands for tea.
BRATTY is the same as BRAT, but adds tea and yogurt.
BRATCH is the same as BRAT, but adds chicken (usually boiled).
The alternative diet is CRAM: cereal, rice, apple sauce and milk.
The BRAT diet is basically bland foods which are easy to digest and can help the patient recover much quicker because they are not eating a lot of their normal well-balanced meals with lots of fiber.
This diet is meant for people with gastrointestinal distress such as diarrhea, dyspepsia, and/or gastroenteritis.
When a person is on this diet they should drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
My Nutrition book is still packed in a box, but I do believe that you should only stay on the diet as long as you are experiencing diarrhea. If you are on the diet too long you can become malnourished.