From the article: Foods on the FODMAP Diet
Researchers in Australia have been looking into a low FODMAPs diet as a way to minimize IBS symptoms. They maintain a strong recommendation that you work with a qualified dietitian in order to ensure proper nutrition. Have you tried to follow a low FODMAPs diet? Did you find it easy to follow or was it challenging to try to follow the diet and make sure that you are getting adequate nutrients? Share your experience here and find out what it has been like for other IBS sufferers to follow a low FODMAPs diet. Share Your Experience!
- I just started the FODMAP diet one week ago and feel great! I have been following it strictly and have had no GI symptoms. Much to my surprise, even though I am eating less because I'm having a hard time finding foods, I don't feel hungry and I've lost 2 lbs this week. On top of the lactose-free / gluten-free and other FODMAP prohibitions, I'm struggling with cooking and eating out. In spite of that, I feel great and think this is the way to go for me.
- —Guest Rose
Fodmap IBS etc etc
- I have suffered since I was in my teens, pain, gas, dissension, visits to the doctor, the hospital. Fibre does not help IBS, Fodmaps now is a great tool and I know I will need to follow it for life, introduction of other foods will be random and greatly dependant on how I "feel" we need to listen to hour oft, look for signs, wind, pimples, swollen hands and feets and then be very clean until 100 % again, the tip, minimum ingredients per meal, minimum grains / fibre and soak well prior, exercise , they say our guts our second brain, and last of all don't think about what your missing out on, think about how good you feel, some people feel sick and never understand their bodies, they believe aches and pains are part of getting old, they are not, they are part if dis ease, be happy your alive and enjoy what you can have, I regressed for 4 months and ate nothing but rice cakes, salmon and avocado, breakfast lunch and dinner, again I know why I need to be calm with myself, eat for your health
- —Guest Liz
- What if I also have Acid Reflux and Diverticulitis? I see corn is acceptable but that wreaks havoc with me. Also I like mandarin oranges but my acid reflux doesn't always like it.
First week over!
- I've just started this diet, I've had lots of tummy problems and ended up in hospital a few times from the crippling pain i get :( There was an app my dietician showed me that has recipes for people on this diet and also a shopping guide so it's helped alot. This is actually the first week I haven't been feeling sick or had bloating. It took a few days to feel the effects but its been really good for me so far :)
- —Guest Toni
- I did the FODMAP diet last year after a very bad bout of what turned out to be IBS after having been tested for so many things gut related. I can only say that this diet has helped me so much and I would recomment anyone to give it a go. I did find a dietician but was so glad I had heard about this diet from a programme I had watched on the TV as I am quite sure my doctor did not know anything about it.
- —Guest Sandra Hartley
- My doc put me on the fodmap diet as well as a perscription to help "reset" my digestive track. 1st two weeks were great, but by the 3rd week, gas and bloating came back and I can only figure that the only reason I felt good was from the antibotics. I have been on fodmap for 5 weeks and still have gas and bloating but thankfully no full blown ibs attacks.
- —Guest jen
- This diet is working for me. I notice HONEY is not on this list. CAN I add it back safely or is it a no no?
- —Guest Lydia from Pottsville
Look up gaps diet
- If you want to heal IBS look up gaps diet. IBS is the result of a build up of bad bacteria in the gut.
- —Guest Louise
no dietician available? try this doctor
- i had never heard of FODMAP until today but i had already started an online program with Dr Keith Scott-Mumby, who is an expert with heaps of success with treating hidden allergies/food intolerances. he helps you do an elimination diet, taking you through step by step, as he says everyone is unique and most diets only target the 'average' person and most of us are not average. i recommend people look into his Diet Wise Academy http://www.dietwiseacademy.com he gives a few different ways for people to find out what foods are causing them troubles. i chose the water fast for 5 days, followed by introducing one new food per meal until you build a list of foods you can eat safely. i did a 10 day water fast last year and found it easy. the relief of not having any food to digest and the lack of hunger cravings, once the appetite signals were turned off, was great. but others may try a different route. he helps you with a questionnaire and doing a food and symptoms diary.
- —Guest guest
- Has anyone put on weight with this diet? I am trying to lose a considerable amount now?
- —Guest penney
- I've been on a healthy diet for over 30 years along with fasting, juicing, herbs and other natural health routines. But my stomach was getting more bloated and nauseous when I added more garlic to my juice and had huge raw salads loaded with onions, broccoli and cauliflower. I checked an online symptom finder and was worried I had stomach cancer! I went to a gastro doc and it was merely gastritis, but was stunned to see the FODMAP diet and it was all the healthy foods I eat regularly. I've been following it loosely the past few weeks and doing a lot better. But beyond that, I want to know where this helicobacter pylori bacteria COMES FROM and how to get rid of it (cause for gastritis, I tested high in it). How come so much of the population are having these stomach issues? Why is this bacteria in half the population? We should be able to eat all these foods! What the heck is going on??
- —Guest MP
- I have followed the diet for 7 weeks. The change to my diet has been radical and the improvement to me immense. Foods I ate regularly (onions, baked beans,soft cheese, mangoes, cherries, oats) because I thought they were good for me have been removed. I exist now whenever possible gluten free, minimal lactose, smoked salmon, any fish, chicken, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, cucumber, rice, eggs, kiwi fruit, bananas, lemon and hard cheeses. I am unsure about nuts. Some seem ok and others not. Why oats are a problem I know not. A tedious diet I reckon. But the benefits far far exceed any downside. And I lost some weight. But it is expensive. I would add one other factor. Being prepared to fast. When things go wrong, the best corrective for me is to stop eating and come back to food with a specific and known diet that I trust. By fasting I mean miss 2 meals. Work takes me away from home and that is a problem because it is then so difficult to control my diet. I'm learning!
Why don't RPAH and FODMAPS work together
- To the person promoting the RPAH diet. If you look at the RPAH diet it contradicts the FODMAP diet in many ways. I've tried the RPAH diet and it didn't work for me. I understand everyone is different and that it may work for someone else. My issue is, that I don't understand why all the great dietitians and gastroenterologists of the nation can't get together and create a NEW diet that takes BOTH diets into consideration? Isn't it just common sense? Or are they enjoying the ownership of their own research too much that their egos are getting in the way of actually helping people?
- —Guest nonsense
- Within the article itself there is a list showing the high fodmap foods that includes artichokes meaning they are ones to avoid if you are on this diet...however in the printable chart supplied at the end of the article it says that artichokes are good if your on a low fodmap diet..if you could please clarify which is right and wrong that would be very helpful. Editor's note: My article based the classification of artichokes as high FODMAPs based on the scientific articles cited. Other sources have classified artichokes as low FODMAPs. If in doubt, test yourself with a small amount and assess its effects on your symptoms.
- —Guest Andrew
It definitely works
- After years spent suffering, I was almost doing the diet by myself because I had already identified by myself that most of the foods on the list were not good for me. The dietitian helped me to complete the list and to exclude the last few foods which were hurting me. I have my life back now!
- —Guest Sara
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