What is a low FODMAP diet?
FODMAP is the acronym for a group of short chain carbohydrates found in food that are generally poorly absorbed by our digestive system. It stands for ‘Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols’. These carbohydrates exist in a variety of different foods such as wheat, milk, and some fruits and vegetables. This diet constitutes of restricting high FODMAP foods for 6-8 weeks and replacing them with suitable alternatives that are low FODMAP. Next, FODMAPs are reintroduced slowly to gauge individual tolerance level.
A low FODMAP diet is effective in reducing IBS symptoms
FODMAPS could aggravate IBS symptoms – like wind, bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. It was developed by a brilliant team at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Many studies have shown symptom relief in people with IBS.
For best results, see a FODMAP trained dietitian
In a recent study 76% of patients that saw a FODMAP-trained dietitian reported an improvement in symptoms after being on the diet. The diet is complicated and a dietitian is best placed to provide all support needed for good results.
Join an EatFit for IBS programme
EatFit dietitians are trained to deliver a programme designed especially for the IBS patient.
It takes the IBS sufferer through a step wise approach to better health and symptom control. The programme is designed to give you all the information and support you need to follow the dietary guidelines and to ultimately discover what is triggering your symptoms. The programme includes 2 – 6 sessions with the dietitian over 2 – 6 months. Depending on how you react to the guidelines. Everybody is different and everybody has different triggers .
Get in touch with us to find out more or to get the details of your closest FODMAP trained dietitian.