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

Is Chocolate a FODMAP?

Low Fodmap For LifeEarly this year I found I experienced a return of some IBS symptoms, and when this happens it usually sets off a series of alarm bells and I then take a review of what I have been eating. I am not always very scientific with how I go about this as, like everyone, I am busy and try to take shortcuts. As you may expect, taking shortcuts doesn’t always get you where you need to be! Continue reading

Is erythritol a Fodmap?

Low Fodmap for LifeLike many people these days I am consciously trying to cut back my sugar consumption, for both health and vanity!

My health reasons are simple –  I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and I also had Gestational Diabetes with both my pregnancies, both of which give a higher risk factor for developing Type 2 Diabetes than the average person. Cutting out sugar is one of the best ways to win the battle against that disease! Continue reading