Tuesday, February 07, 2017
I have two new challenges, and I am going to tackle them one at a time. The first being diagnosed with IBS. That is, in the absence of anything else (that I have been tested for), attempt to address the often day to day debilitating symptoms of IBS with a low FODMAP diet.
Research by Monash University strongly suggests that the FODMAP carbohydrates contribute to the symptoms of IBS, see: www.med.monash.ed
For the next six weeks I will be following a somewhat prescriptive diet and eliminating foods that contain medium to high levels of FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols).
Not having a smartphone ( www.med.monash.ed
), I have spent the day researching foods and recipes such that I can develop a menu plan at least one week in advance.
Alcohol, caffeine, and fatty foods are easily avoided, but the biggest upheaval will be eliminating onions, garlic, and mushrooms.
But here goes ...
I have read:
and elected to follow this seven day sample menu plan www.dietvsdiseas
. It just means that I don't have to think about it other than making up a shopping list. But I will check the ingredients against the documentation provided by my dietician.
Bearing in my that my partner will be on this journey too as it will be too difficult to prepare two versions of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which is really awkward as I have just read an article about how good onions are in your diet!