Food (and moments) for the soul

Prosciutto Pizza - low fodmap for life

Over the last few years I have come to dread the concept of “going out” for dinner as quite often, even with the best intentions and asking for “no onion, no garlic”, I end up plagued with a big bloated tummy and crampy pains for days (read one of my very first posts from last year, here). However these last few weeks I have been “out” three times, all to the same place, and I have been fine. Hallelujah! This is what I ordered: Continue reading

My, oh my! A Low Fodmap Cafe? I can’t believe it!

Low Fodmap For Life

I went out for dinner last night, which is a rare occurrence in my life, and of course my roasted vegetable stack (with no onion), was drowning in a tomato sauce that had more onion than tomato!! AAAHHH!! I did enjoy the meal and not cooking or cleaning up, but will still need to face the consequences of eating onion in the next day or two… ūüė¶

So, you can imagine my delight and surprise today to come across a specialty low fodmap cafe Continue reading

Feeling a little embarrassed…

Low Fodmap For LifeI must admit to feeling a little shame-faced today.

My step-mother-in-law is a very kind lady and she has really taken to heart some of my diet modifications and health messages over the years: don’t feed the kids too much sugar, I am gluten free, low GI foods are best….

Taking on board my messages, yesterday she arrived armed with enough food to feed an army and so full of pride for covering off the key points above Continue reading

Is coconut safe on the low fodmap diet?

low fodmap for lifeI think that we can all agree that the low fodmap diet can be difficult to navigate Рit has taken me over 3 years and still I continue to find it difficult sometimes! Coconut causes significant confusion as there is conflicting information on the fodmap status of the numerous coconut products out there.

The main problems¬†lie in that there are many different coconut products and it seems, from my research, that each product has a different fodmap rating. If you want to find out what my research has told me, please read on… Continue reading

Eating out can be stressful when following the low fodmap diet

Low Fodmap for LifeWhen I first started following the low Fodmap diet back in 2011 eating became quite stressful as I was constantly fretting about whether I was eating food that was on the ‘safe’ list of low fodmap foods and ingredients. Combine this worry with keeping a detailed food diary, and it is fair to say that I was finding¬†new levels of anxiety associated with¬†eating and food. Continue reading