Tag Archives: Low FODMAP Diet

June 20

Two years on…

It occurred to me the other day that is over two years since my low fodmap journey started when I was diagnosed with IBS. For the last year, I have been living a modified low-fodmap lifestyle, tailored to suit my triggers while allowing me the things that for me, are safe. This has meant that […]

August 31

Review: Low-fodmap protein powder

I am on a bit of a ‘lose weight/eat better’ kick at the moment, and part of that was finding a protein powder.

At first, I was despairing at finding one that wouldn’t upset my stomach, but you can surely imagine my delight when I found out there was a Fodmap Friendly-approved protein powder now available?

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

March 04

Tried and Tested Recipe: Peanut Butter and Choc Granola Bars

In my seemingly never-ending search for travel-friendly low-FODMAP snacks for my trips away for work, I came across a recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars from Kate Scarlata – http://blog.katescarlata.com/2012/01/11/homemade-and-fab-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/  I decided this sounded like a great one to try out, and as per usual, I made a few changes. Instead of the suggested all-natural […]

March 03

Tried and Tested Recipe: Low-FODMAP Anzac Biscuits

So I am about to go travelling again for work – only two nights this time so will be easier to manage than last time, but no cooking facilities and again no food available during the day, so still plenty of prep required. I found a heap of recipes for things I can create to […]

February 24

What I wish I had known…

As I start day three of my first challenge week (still no symptoms, hooray!), I find myself thinking back on the last four and a bit weeks and how much I have learnt over that time. Which got me thinking about what I know now, that I really wish I had known at the start. One […]

February 23

Challenge One: Sorbitol

So, the time has come to start challenging. First cab off the rank is Sorbitol – to be tested Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, with either 1/2 cup/10 blackberries (frozen is okay) or 4 apricot-halves each day. I went with the blackberries, as even though I have never had them (I know!) I […]

February 19

Here come the challenges

So I saw my dietician yesterday. The good news: she is happy with my progress and my success so far. The other good news: she wants me to move onto phase 2 of the low-FODMAP diet, the challenge phase. I am seeing a lot of concern and nervousness about the challenge phase, and it seems […]