Do any of these symptoms sound like you? 

Bloating, stomach pain, wind, stomach gurgling, belching, nausea, heartburn, heartburn, acid regurgitation, diarrhoea, constipation, urgency to open bowels, incomplete evacuation

The low FODMAP diet can help ease these symptoms, along with potentially reducing tiredness relating to these symptoms.

 

Is the low FODMAP diet just for those with IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic and debilitating functional gastrointestinal disorder, which affects 15% – 20% of the UK population. The low FODMAP diet not only helps those with IBS but can help those with IBS type symptoms and other conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. If the low FODMAP diet is for you, you should see a noticeable improvement in symptoms after just a few days. 

 

The importance of following a strict low FODMAP diet with the support of a dietitian:

If the low FODMAP diet is not followed properly, it is less likely to be effective in controlling your gut symptoms. Many clients can trial what they consider to be a low FODMAP diet through unreliable resources, with little benefit, as key FODMAPs remain in their diet.   The resources that are provided in clinic have been developed by King's College London, where I completed my training in this specialist diet.

A recent King's College evaluation has shown that 76% of clients reported improvement in symptoms after adhering to a low FODMAP diet. 

One to one sessions and group sessions are available for education on the low FODMAP diet.

Session one: How to follow a low FODMAP diet (A low FODMAP diet must be trialed for a minimum of three-four weeks)

Session two: Re-introducing FODMAPs in a systematic manner to identify your trigger foods

Session three: Individualization - tailoring the diet to meet nutritional targets and boost gut integrity (one to one session only).

The low FODMAP diet can be very difficult to implement without appropriate resources and it is common that people do not improve when trying to implement the diet without support. It is important to note that a low FODMAP diet is not designed to be followed for life.