My sugar-free experiment

Low Fodmap for LifeLast week I completed my 8 week experiment of quitting sugar (read about why I decided to take this on here) and my conclusion is that it was definitely worthwhile! I have mentioned in a previous post, here,  about some of the benefits that I saw, and these continued to build. Towards the end it started to become second nature. Even my husband who was a real fruit bat and chocolate lover found that it was so beneficial that he is going to keep going. However, in the past week I have learnt something very important…

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Are Cruciferous Vegetables Low Fodmap?

Low Fodmap for Life

 

One of the most common questions I get asked on the low fodmap diet is about cruciferous vegetables. This is such a confusing topic for most people starting off on the low fodmap diet simply because there is so much conflicting information available on the internet. I have been following this diet for 3 years now and I thought this is a great topic to write about so that I can share with you an outline of what has been researched and what is, as yet, undetermined.

Firstly, to answer the question: are cruciferous vegetables low fodmap? Continue reading

Is Rice Malt Syrup a Fodmap?

Low Fodmap For LifeWhen following the low fodmap diet one of the biggest challenges I have faced is finding out about the best sugar alternatives for baking and general use. I have posted before about the toxic effects that erythritol has on the digestion of an IBS sufferer and I have also shared some of my favourite sweet treats here and here.

After research and personal trial and error I can announce that the winner of the best fodmap friendly sweetener is: Continue reading

Emotional rollercoaster on the low Fodmap diet

Low Fodmap for LifeMost of us are aware at a certain level that there is a strong link between food and emotions. Most of my earliest memories involve birthday parties, meals with grandparents, Christmas baking, dripping watermelon all over myself, eating mangoes and oranges straight from the tree and picking home grown snow peas. Most people never need to confront the emotional connection that they have to food until problems surface such as disordered eating, emotional eating, and in my case, those plus food intolerances. Continue reading