It is known that certain dietary components, referred to as FODMAPs (Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) can lead to alterations in fluid content and bacterial fermentation in the colon triggering functional gut symptoms in susceptible individuals. Removing FODMAPs from the diet is effective in improving symptoms of people with functional gut disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating or constipation.
What To expect
The low FODMAP diet aims to control the symptoms of IBS through dietary modification. Studies have shown that the majority of people with IBS were successfully treated by a dietitian using the FODMAP approach. The dietitian will work with you to find the best solution for you through a process of elimination and re-introduction while always ensuring your diet remains balanced.
The first appointment with the dietitian will include a dietary and lifestyle assessment, a diagnosis, a detailed explanation of the diet to ensure you have an understanding of the concepts of the low FODMAP diet, exploration of the different food groups, discussion regarding alternatives and substitutes and plan for the elimination phase. Careful implementation of a low FODMAP diet is needed to ensure the diet is effective and nutritionally adequate.
Our dietitians will ensure that you receive expert advice and support while following this programme. FODMAPs are found in a wide range of foods so it is essential that you seek the advice from a registered dietitian to identify sources in your diet and find alternatives that suit your lifestyle and dietary habits.