How To Start a Low Fodmap Diet
Pulling Your Hair Out Trying To Find Info On The Low Fodmap Diet?
The 5 Keypoints To remember when starting the low fodmap diet
The Low Fodmap diet. It promises a lot to IBS sufferers. To give you straight up answers about exactly which foods are causing your symptoms. Maybe to even live a symptom-free life.
Maybe your gastroenterologist recommended the diet to you. Perhaps a friend turned you onto the idea. Or you could have stumbled on it yourself in your own research. Whichever way you found out about it, by now you’ve probably realized something:
Finding info about how to start a low fodmap diet is like trying to dig for buried treasure...without even having a map!
So if you’ve been frustrated by turning up empty handed in your low fodmap diet research…
Here’s All The Basic Info You Need To Know About How To Start A Low Fodmap Diet
1. What is the low fodmap diet?
The low fodmap diet is designed specifically to identify all possible (food) causes of your symptoms. And once you know exactly which foods are the offenders, you can simply remove only those ones. And then you’ll be able to live a symptom-free life, never again wondering, “what did I eat this time??” while suffering and sweating on the toilet.
And the diet isn’t indefinite. It’s job is finished once you’ve identified only those foods that bring on symptoms. Then you can go back to your normal eating habits (just without the newfound offenders, of course).
2. How does the low fodmap diet work?
At the start of the diet, you’ll remove all “high fodmap” foods from your diet. Foods that are “high fodmap” contain a lot of short-chain carbohydrates (such as fructose and lactose), which are the sneaky little beasts that are directly responsible for so much of your suffering.
Once you’ve removed short-chain carbs from your diet and body (and your symptoms have stopped!), you’ll be able to start reintroducing foods you used to eat, one at a time. If you have another painful rush to the bathroom, you’ll know it’s because of that specific food. On the other hand, if you’re still symptom-free after trying it, then it’s no longer off-limits! And it’s onto the next food.
Eventually you’ll ease yourself back into your normal diet, just without the foods you identified as causes of your symptoms.
3. How is the low fodmap diet different from other diets/fixes?
Most other diet restrictions are simply a list of “forbidden” foods based on the average behavior of IBS. But here’s the problem with that: even if you cut out certain foods known to typically cause symptoms, you might still get symptoms from foods that aren’t on the off-limits list. And that makes it really difficult to know with certainty which foods those are.
On the other hand, the low fodmap diet is precisely designed to “clean the slate” of your body by removing all high fodmap (high in short-chain carbs) foods. Then you begin to reintroduce foods one at a time and accurately pinpoint those that cause your IBS symptoms.
This results in you having a much more personalized list of off-limits foods. You won’t be following some general list, inadvertently cutting out foods you don’t have to, or continuing to eat foods you should really cut out.
4. The low fodmap diet seems to promise a lot… is there a catch?
It depends. Are you willing to put in a little bit of work to figure out precisely which foods cause your symptoms? The main challenge with the low fodmap diet is that you’ve got to be diligent about sticking to it.
But don’t worry, because it’s a fairly short journey. To get best results, it typically takes 2-8 weeks to complete diet. But then you’ll have a lifetime of freedom. And if you’ve ever committed to doing anything for a couple of months, you’ll be able to pull off the low fodmap diet. It will be so worth it when you’ll never again have to pull your hair out in frustration because you can’t seem to escape those painful, life-disrupting symptoms.
There’s another primary challenge people face. As you probably know, It’s difficult to find proper information on how to do the diet correctly (which is essential to getting precise results).
The low fodmap diet is gaining popularity, especially among gastroenterologists. But here’s the main reason that there hasn’t been much official info: pharmaceutical companies can’t make money from it (because it doesn’t require any drugs or medicine, which they’d sell to dieters). So they don’t bother investing in research.
5. How do you know which foods are “high fodmap” and how do you start the low fodmap diet?
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- A grocery list with fodmap friendly foods (this will help you easily identify low-fodmap foods at the store...which is nearly impossible to do if you don’t know what to look for!)