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Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

I often find that people either love potlucks or hate them. Either you know the perfect dish to bring, or you spend hours worrying about what is an acceptable dish to bring. You ask yourself: what is considered a big enough portion? Are people going to like the dish I bring? Does it have to be homemade, or is it acceptable to opt for some store bought snacks? Although potlucks are supposed to be a fun get together, they can often be more stressful than desired. In addition when trying to stick to a low FODMAP diet, a whole new layer of stress is added. It can be difficult to distinguish which platters are low-FODMAP and which are not. Especially when your co-worker won’t share that...

How To Start On The Low FODMAP Diet

How to start on the low FODMAP diet

So you’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and have been told to start on the low FODMAP diet? As a dietitian, I’m thrilled that more people are being referred in the direction of ‘food first, medication second’ for IBS management. In fact, the low FODMAP diet has been shown to improve symptoms in approximately 50-75% of patients who implement it under dietitian supervision and support. However, the majority of patients suggested to follow the low FODMAP diet are not given the resources and tools needed to implement it safely and effectively! Awareness is growing around the low FODMAP diet – and with that, so too are the resources and foods available to help patients get started on the low FODMAP diet. Today, in partnership with Rachel Pauls...

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Why the Low FODMAP Diet stops working | #AskADietitian

This week on #AskADietitian we covered Why the Low FODMAP Diet stops working sometimes! This can be SO frustrating - but don't fret - there's many ways you can get back on track! Working with a dietitian to individualize care and get to the bottom of your problems. Work with one of our team today! Watch the short video now! Top Reasons Why the Low FODMAP Diet Stops Working Stress Alterations in gut health Staying on the elimination phase too long Hormonal changes/menstrual cycle Sleep Exercise Medication changes Getting help with your Digestive Issues Ultimately, the low FODMAP diet is challenging. Working with a dietitian, especially when you are having troubles figuring out your symptoms can be SUPER helpful. We can individualize your nutrition recommendations to your symptoms, and really...

vegetarian sources of protein on the low fodmap diet

Vegetarian Sources of Protein on the Low FODMAP Diet

This week on #AskADietitian we covered Vegetarian Sources of Protein on the Low FODMAP Diet. Often times, I have patients call to ask - 'can I even DO low FODMAP as a vegetarian or vegan?' or they try to do it on their own, and end up really struggling to get enough nutrition in. While the low FODMAP diet is limiting, you can absolutely get enough nutrition, and protein in on a low FODMAP vegetarian or vegan diet. Watch the short video now! Vegetarian sources of protein on the low FODMAP diet Low lactose dairy Lactose free milk Lactose free yogurt Hard cheese Lactose free cottage cheese Nuts and seeds pro tip: use the Monash App or FODMAP Friendly app to check which nuts are low FODMAP and at...

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Dietitians as Gut Health Ambassadors

Guys. This is not my usual post. Today, I'm sharing with you my interview with Gut Microbiota for Health. I attended their conference in Rome in March, and spoke to a group of dietitians in a plenary session on dietitians and their role as gut health ambassadors. There were over 80 dietitians and gastroenterologists from around the world, in my session - and I was SO nervous! I was the last talk of the day, and shared with my colleagues how we can connect with patients to get them thinking about their gut health in wellness, and in disease. Get a glimpse of my gut health interview here: If you have a GI disorder - like IBS, Crohn's, colitis, or are interested in reducing your risk of developing...

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7 things you can do to support someone on the low FODMAP diet

The low FODMAP diet, or really any medically necessary diet, can be really isolating. It can make you feel alone, misunderstood, and a giant inconvenience. While you’re busy navigating one of the most restrictive, non-sensical diets out there – you not only have to content with label reading, picking the right foods, and making a shift to your planning – but you ALSO have to navigate the impacts it has on your relationships at work, at home, and when you go out with friends. While most people are well-meaning (often in their desire to understand and relate) their questions can put you on edge. Make you feel judged, singled out, and unheard. As someone who counsels patients, it’s not the diet changes (though hard!) that are the most...

Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp

Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp

It is finally that time of the year when we get to dust off the old BBQ and put out the patio chairs! Summer has arrived and it is time to soak up all the sun we can get! Starting the low FODMAP diet in the summer can be frustrating with all the things we typically grill, which is why we created this super simple, crowd-pleasing low FODMAP grilled shrimp recipe! This recipe works great as an appetizer for those Sunday potlucks with friends, or a light dinner when served on top of your favourite grain. It is simple and delicious. What more could you ask for? Give it a try! Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp Recipe adapted from Delicious As It Looks. Save Print Low-FODMAP Grilled...

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Long Term Low FODMAP | A Dietitian Explains

Living with gut symptoms is miserable. They are painful, embarrassing and awkward. It’s not surprising that when people find relief on the low FODMAP diet, they want to stay on it forever. BUT, this is over restrictive, in most cases totally unnecessary and even detrimental to gut health. My name is Joanna Baker, I’m a FODMAP expert dietitian from Everyday Nutrition in Melbourne, Australia and today Andrea has kindly asked me to contribute some info on reintroducing FODMAPs back into your diet. What’s the deal with FODMAP cut offs? You probably know by now that: We can test foods in a laboratory to see what the FODMAP content is. We also have plenty of research telling us what people with IBS will tolerate before they start loosening their...

Nine IBS Triggers That aren't FODMAPs

IBS Triggers that aren’t FODMAP’s

Have you ever wondered why, despite following the low FODMAP diet 'perfectly', you still have IBS symptoms? IBS is a complex condition where the low FODMAP diet can HELP - however I always explain it like a 'bandaid' solution - and putting all your eggs in one basket is never a good idea. I review the top 9 IBS triggers I see in my practice that aren't FODMAP related - and how to fix them! Catch the replay of my #AskADietitian Facebook Live: IBS Triggers That Aren't FODMAPS My Top 9 Triggers That Aren't FODMAP's Stress Eating Quickly Meal Spacing Hormones Sleep Medications Spicy Foods Alcohol High Fat Foods I go into detail in the video about each one! Be sure to watch it. (Also - I love that on...

Understanding IBS On Breakfast Television

Understanding IBS on Breakfast Television

April is IBS awareness month! I went on breakfast television to discuss understanding IBS, specifically, debunking myths in IBS, and FODMAP's! Specifically the myths I commonly hear 'IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion' and 'just eat more fibre'. As a Calgary IBS dietitian, I wanted to make sure that Calgarians had a better understanding of what IBS actually is, and to reduce the stigma around the disease! We talk about the low FODMAP diet, and it's role in IBS management - specifically that it's a SHORT TERM diet. SO many patients come to me, having been on the low FODMAP diet far too long, wondering why their symptoms regressed. We know the low FODMAP diet causes a depletion of important bacteria in your gut - likely...