Author Archives: Manda Maree

April 21

Review: Fodmapper

Unless you have been hiding under a rock within the online low-FODMAP community over the last month of so, you will know about the launch of Australian Gluten-Free Life’s special issue – Fodmapper. The magazine was highly anticipated from what I could see online, and I know I certainly raced out and picked it up […]

September 15

You do you, I’ll do me: a rant

Soooo…. You can’t eat X, but then WHY can you have Z? I thought you said (insert random food here) makes you sick? Isn’t (insert other random food here) the same? How come you can have that? Are you just following a trend? Can’t you eat anything? You seem to be making this up as […]

May 29

Life after reintroduction…

So, here I am, a little while down the road from finishing reintroduction with my dietician and living the day to day low-Fodmap life according to my own specific digestive needs. Over the first few weeks I reintroduced regular milk up to my pre-elimination levels, as lactose was the one thing that I was lucky […]

May 01

Car accidents and other fun stuff

Last time we spoke, I had just finished my last appointment with my dietician, and was preparing to get going on the ‘day to day’ of being a low FODMAPer, while not as on such strict restrictions now that we knew my ‘triggers’. I promised more regular posts after a few weeks of quiet time […]

April 15

The final word from the dietician…

So with reintroduction technically done (although today I continue to feel the affects of the kidney beans) it was time for my dietician appointment to get the final verdict. Essentially, I am to consider my choices more open, but still keep the low-fodmap approach in mind. For instance, I can have some yummy white bread, […]

April 14

Catching up…re-intro update

So, its been a while…. Firstly, please let me apologise for going almost completely AWOL other than a few facebook posts lately. The truth is, I haven’t been feeling the greatest lately, and it has meant that my motivation and will to do most things has been completely sucked from my body of late. Thankfully, I […]

March 23

Challenge Five: Fructans and GOS P1

Now past the half-way point, the next four weeks are all about testing my tolerance to fructans and  Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). This week has been one marked with a big fat star on my calendar since I started this whole process. It answers a very important question for little old me….can I eat the yummy white bakery […]

March 20

Fear is a 4-letter word

I’m reflecting right now on fear. It really is a four letter word. It holds you back. It lies to you. It tells you that change is too risky. It makes you stay where you are. It destroys your dreams, because it makes them seem unattainable. It stops you. In your tracks. If you let […]

March 17

Challenge Four: Fructose

Oh oh….This week’s challenge is fructose, and it appears this week is the first week that I have some proper reactions 😦 Funnily enough, while I have been cursing fructose this week, I am kind of relieved to have had a clear result to something. I know that is strange, as I definitely don’t want […]

March 14

Personal discovery: I eat my feelings

I have always loved food. In particular, I have always loved sweet food. There was no such thing as too much icing on a cupcake, too many yummy choc chip biccies, or too much chocolate – oh man, there was never too much chocolate. I have always known this about myself, and I have been […]

March 09

Challenge Three: Lactose

How time is flying! Week three of reintroduction is here, and this week’s star player: low-fat milk, 1/2 a cup to be precise. To be honest, I am pretty happy with this week, not just because (so far) the symptoms seem okay, but because of how simple is it to incorporate a 1/2 cup of […]

March 06

Tried and Tested Recipe: No Bake Choc Crunch Bars

I saved the link to this recipe from TODAY from one of the low-FODMAP Facebook Groups I am a part of a while back, and when I was looking for travel-friendly snacks to make for a work trip, I thought it was a great excuse to give it a try. You can check it out […]