As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the low FODMAP diet is a medical diet which best implemented with the help from an expert FODMAP dietitian. It can be very tricky to follow and the learning curve at the beginning is pretty steep. Here are some ideas to help get you started.
- Pick a date. There is no perfect time. There’s always going to be a weekend soccer tournament or family dinner. Don’t wait. Your best option is to start and you will be able to manage the rest.
- Get help. You can schedule a Discovery Call with ME! . Getting reliable help from a FODMAP trained dietitian is essential as there is a tremendous amount of out-dated information on the internet.
- Download the Monash Low FODMAP App. The Monash app contains an extensive list of high and low FODMAP foods.
- Start a food and symptoms journal. It is very important to keep track of what you have to eat and drink as well as your symptoms. A foods and symptoms journal will help you learn about and manage your food triggers.
- Find delicious low FODMAP recipes. I think you will absolutely love my Low FODMAP E-Recipes Books which are loaded with simple and delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and smoothies.
- Make a low FODMAP meal plan – Check out my article on the Spoonful app 5-Step Low FODMAP Meal Plan for Those Who Despise Planning.
- Make a list and shop – Write down all of the ingredients you need and head to the grocery store.
You don’t have to do this alone. IBS is the main condititon that I treat in my practice. I can help you navigate your confusing digestive system and find foods that your gut will love.