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    What is a Low FODMAP Diet?

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    A low FODMAP diet is a type of elimination diet that helps you learn what foods you should possibly avoid. Medical direction is important to make sure any serious medical issues are not overlooked. After the approval of a doctor or a dietitian, the first step is to eliminate foods high in FODMAPs from your diet. After the elimination phase, you then reintroduce FODMAPs in a stepwise process to distinguish individual FODMAP triggers which are related to your symptoms.

    2 Phases of the Low FODMAP Diet

    Phase 1: Elimination (with the help of a healthcare professional)

    After you've been advised by a doctor or dietitian to start a low FODMAP diet, the plan begins with a trial elimination phase where foods high in FODMAPs are removed from the diet. This means studying the different types of FODMAP foods you may be eating and planning accordingly. This trial period typically lasts from 2 to 6 weeks.

    Phase 2: Reintroduction

    In this phase, a knowledgeable FODMAP expert, will provide guidance on the reintroduction of FODMAPs in a stepwise process, where one type of FODMAP will be added back into your diet to help distinguish individual FODMAP triggers and tolerance. From there, a customized, well-balanced diet can be designed to address your specific needs.

    Is a low FODMAP diet for anyone?

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    A Low FODMAP Diet is not for everyone. Individuals with food intolerance or digestive sensitivities should consult their doctor to see if the low FODMAP diet is right for them. Medical direction for people of all ages is important as common symptoms of digestive discomfort can also be signs of other more serious medical issues that cannot be overlooked.

    To learn more about the Low FODMAP Diet, visit LowFODMAPcentral.com

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