What is the low FODMAP diet?
The low FODMAP diet is a 3 phased diet, designed for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome to help reduce their symptoms.
The low FODMAP diet is designed to reduce the consumption of certain foods called fermentable carbohydrates or FODMAPs, which can lead to symptoms in those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Certain foods are fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPs) which can undergo different processes during digestion, causing symptoms such as bloating, gas, urgency, abdominal pain, discomfort and varied bowel habits such as constipation and diarrhoea or a combination of both when consumed in the wrong combinations, or amounts.
Who should follow the low FODMAP diet?
If you have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, please book an appointment with a Dietitian to undergo The IBS Program and manage your symptoms within just a few weeks.
If you suspect you may suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, please book an appointment to consult with a qualified Dietitian.
When is it suitable to start the low FODMAP diet?
When you receive a diagnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome from your doctor or Gastroenterologist it is then suitable for you to consult with a Dietitian about undergoing the low FODMAP diet.
Why is the low FODMAP diet beneficial?
For those suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the low FODMAP diet provides a variety of foods that are less fermentable and hence less symptom causing for those suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
How long should you follow the low FODMAP diet?
The low FODMAP diet is not a life long diet!
It is important that you undergo the low FODMAP diet under the supervision of a qualified Dietitian trained in the area. The complete low FODMAP diet process looks different for every individual, but the maximum amount of time on the low FODMAP diet should only be 8-12 weeks unless otherwise specified by your Dietitian.
If you are suffering from symptoms of bloating, excessive gas, discomfort, abdominal pain, urgency, or varied bowel habits ranging from constipation to diarrhoea, please book an appointment with our specialist Dietitian today to find out more information.