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
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… 😦
So, you can imagine my delight and surprise today to come across a specialty low fodmap cafe Continue reading
I 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
Early in my journey on the low fodmap diet it became evident that I needed to be careful about the alcohol choices I was making and I thought that there might be others who could benefit from learning from my experiences. Continue reading
I think that we can all agree that the low fodmap diet can be difficult to navigate – it 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
There is an awkward moment that happens when a friend invites me to dinner. Or I visit with parents or in-laws. How on earth am I going to be able to tell them about my dietary requirements without causing chaos and anxiety (for them) and social isolation (for me)! These are some of the tactics I have tried, with varying degrees of success… Continue reading
I went to the shops this weekend for some much needed “alone” time – I had spent the morning entertaining 15 small children at my daughter’s birthday party! I stopped off at a new cafe in the shopping centre and I saw this sign – I didn’t believe that all (or even some!) of those tempting goodies would be Gluten Free Continue reading
When 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