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I've been through this - tips/hints and information below - please read
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Posted to Thread #30497 at 11:50 pm on Sep 14, 2018
I’ve been through this program 3 times now, but it did not work for me.
There is lots of old/outdated information out there - Monash (they are based in Australia) is the leader/creator of this protocol and have the most updated information. Download their app - it isn’t free and is on the higher end of app prices, but it is completely worth it and they update regularly.
Do not stay on Phase 1 (2-8 weeks) longer than you need to. Start reintroducing/challenging foods as soon as you feel ready. You are removing lots of good/beneficial foods in phase 1 - however, research is startling to trickle in on the long term effects of people who stay on phase 1 for long periods of time do harmful damage to their gut microbiome.
Make sure you keep your diet as varied as possible, especially to avoid getting tired of having the exact same thing day after day - spices/herbs are your friend. Use garlic-infused olive oil. Seek out asafetida - it is reminiscent of garlic/onion and isvery strong, so a little goes a long way. Be VERY watchful of portion sizes.
Some foods that you think are off the list can actually be good and acceptable in small servings - but this also goes in reverse. Some things that you think are good can be not good in large servings. Research fodmap stacking - it makes a difference. One thing to remember - this is not a gluten-free diet. It is *wheat* free.
Here are some helpful links you should look through
https://alittlebityummy.com/ (especially helpful for recipes/info) https://www.everydaynutrition.com.au/blog http://www.katescarlata.com
Please feel free to ask any questions!
Other messages in this thread:
- 30497. Anyone familiar with Fodmap Low nutrition? It's been recommended for our dd. [NT] - barb_b - 12:02am on 09/14/18 (6)
- Looked it up and if it is recommended by her gastroenterologist (I would assume for IBS) - Charley - 3:30pm on 09/14/18
- I have done it - I bought the app from the University of Monash - Heather_in_SF - 4:59pm on 09/14/18
- Thanks much for insights. It just seems so restrictive and honestly boring over time. We are - barb_b - 7:36pm on 09/14/18
- I found the first list of "can't haves" and thought GEEZE this is impossible. But then - Charley - 9:13pm on 09/14/18
- I've been through this - tips/hints and information below - please read - desertculinary - 11:50pm on 09/14/18
- Stanford University also recommends the low FODMAP, I found their site really helpful [NT] [LINK] - Heather_in_SF - 3:11pm on 09/21/18