Welcome and thank you for stopping by. I imagine if you’re reading this, you already have a good idea what FODMAPs are or have heard a bit about them and would like to find out more.
I will start with saying – I’m no dietician or medical expert. However, as someone who has implemented the low FODMAP diet, I hope to be able to share some useful thoughts and discoveries.
As well as cooking at home, I love eating out (particularly in London where I live) and aim to create a valuable resource for those looking to enjoy delicious and interesting low FODMAP food and find the freedom to enjoy life the low FODMAP way!
I discovered the low FODMAP diet in 2012, after having struggled for a couple of years with various stomach and digestive problems. Things had reached a point where I was feeling pretty miserable and frustrated, as my symptoms started to impact my life.
I’ve always loved food – and until then, had never had problems with digestion. I ate pretty much everything, had a balanced diet and exercised frequently. I’m not sure what caused my sudden sensitivity.
I tried eliminating various foods in an attempt to feel better, but unfortunately nothing seemed to work. I kept a food diary, but could see no correlation in terms of what was causing problems – for a week I would feel fine and then I would have a terrible couple of days. I would feel lethargic, bloated (something I had never experienced before), embarrassed by various unpleasant symptoms and just plain horrible. I was at a loss of what to try next and feeling increasingly desperate to find an explanation.
I finally saw a very helpful consultant and dietician at the London Bridge Hospital and after various tests was introduced to the low FODMAP diet. At first I didn’t want to accept that my symptoms were diet related – I felt like there was something physiologically wrong and wanted to be given some kind of medicine for a ‘quick fix’. However, within a few weeks of starting the diet my symptoms had almost disappeared and now, after two years of managing my FODMAP intake, I feel better than ever.
I’m still hoping this might just be a phase, but for now I’m excited to share my adventures on the path to discovering ever more FODMAP freedom!
Thanks again for reading.