What is the low FODMAP diet?

FODMAP is the name for a group of short chain carbohydrates found in food that are generally poorly absorbed by our digestive system. FODMAP stands for ‘Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyol’. These carbohydrates exist in a variety of different foods. The diet involves restricting high FODMAP foods for at least 8 weeks and replacing them with suitable low FODMAP alternatives. Following this period, FODMAPs are slowly reintroduced to gauge individual tolerance level.

A low FODMAP diet can help reduce IBS symptoms

FODMAPS can aggravate IBS symptoms such as bloating, wind, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. The diet was developed by a team at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and 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 complex and everyone is different. A dietitian can tailor the diet to meet your needs and can provide all support needed for good results.

Contact The Food Coach Ltd to try the low FODMAP diet

Sasha is a FODMAP-trained dietitian and runs group FODMAP sessions in London but will also see IBS sufferers individually if they prefer.