Kefir on the low fodmap diet

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I have been suffering chronic sinusitis over the past couple of months and I have ended up having to take very strong anti-biotics to treat it, and all up I have been on these for over 25 days. I am incredibly grateful that I seem to have kicked the infection for the moment, but I am still reeling from the physical impact of taking such powerful medicine. A few months ago I began experimenting with making my own home-made fermented kefir and I am so glad I did Continue reading

Have you tried macadamia meal yet?

Low Fodmap For Life

If you haven’t tried macadamia meal yet, I highly recommend that you try to track some down and give it a go. This is why I like to use it:

  1. It is a great low fodmap alternative to almond meal
  2. It is a delicious, gluten-free alternative to grain-based flours
  3. Macadamia’s are a wonderful source of minerals, vitamins and healthy fats

At the moment I am using a simple approach for incorporating macadamia meal:  Continue reading

5 tips for deciphering labels on the low fodmap diet

Low Fodmap For Life

I have been following the low fodmap diet for 3 years and I thought I’d share some of my tips for deciphering labels at the supermarket to help you work out if something is low fodmap or should be avoided.

There are some products that are particularly hazardous for those on the low fodmap diet and these usual suspects are: muesli/granola bars, protein bars, chocolate/candy bars, chips/crisps, ice-cream, sauces and yoghurt. Now that I think about it, many processed foods can be difficult for us!

Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when shopping: Continue reading

Zucchini Pizza Crust- low fodmap, low carb and 100% amazing!

Low Fodmap For Life

You might be wondering why I am so excited about the discovery of a zucchini pizza base? Well, as you already know I follow the low fodmap diet and I am also gluten intolerant, so it is pretty tough finding a great gluten free pizza base. Secondly, I am also carb intolerant/insulin resistant (you can read about this here) and this means that I need to get very creative when it comes to pizza crusts. Continue reading

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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