Common Low FODMAP Diet Mistakes to avoid (part 2).
A low FODMAP diet is considered by many to be the best diet for IBS, but it’s all too easy to make mistakes.
Many people who suffer from IBS have found relief from their symptoms by following a low FODMAP diet. However, low FODMAP diets can be complicated and difficult to follow, especially if you are new to them. No one wants to dedicate their time and energy to a diet, only to have a small, innocent mistake leave them with symptoms again! But that’s exactly what happens to many IBS sufferers on low FODMAP diets. There is good news, however. With a little knowledge about what the most common low FODMAP diet mistakes are, you can avoid them, and in our last blog, we went over a few of them. Keep reading to learn about more common low FODMAP diet mistakes.
#5. Not preparing meals or snacks ahead of time.
Like with any diet that cuts out entire food groups or common ingredients, those who are the most successful with low FODMAP diets are also those who take the time to always have snacks and meals prepared. In this day and age, you could eat virtually whatever your heart desires by simply making a phone call or running by a drive-thru. Let’s face it, most of us are used to having plenty of options when we need a quick bite, but a low FODMAP diet severely limits the amount of convenience foods you’ll be able to eat. Make sure to prepare plenty of meals and snacks in advance, and shop with us at Casa de Sante for low FODMAP, on-the-go foods, like granola, protein bars, protein shakes and more.
#6. Failing to get an adequate amount of fiber.
Many foods that are good sources of fiber are also high FODMAPs or contain high FODMAP ingredients, so when you’re on a low FODMAP diet, your fiber intake naturally drops off. However, it’s important to get plenty of fiber in your diet for bowel health, even on a low FODMAP diet. It is possible to get an adequate amount of fiber on a low FODMAP diet; it might just take some additional planning on your part. Here are some of the most fiber-rich, low FODMAP foods to include in your diet:
- Oat Bran
- Rice Bran
- Brown Rice
#7. Not addressing other things that trigger your IBS symptoms.
Though a low FODMAP diet is considered the best IBS diet, that doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily find 100 percent relief with a low FODMAP diet alone. IBS is complicated, and everyone has different things that trigger their symptoms. For example, emotional distress, eating too fast and eating meals that are too large are all things that can trigger IBS symptoms and that have nothing to do with FODMAPs. The best approach to IBS starts with knowing what triggers your symptoms, and using that information to make meaningful lifestyle changes.
The fact of the matter is that low FODMAP diets can be difficult to follow, but when you have Casa de Sante on your side, you’ll have a variety of low FODMAP foods and ingredients to choose from. Shop our IBS foods online now!
Do you still know other Common Low FODMAP Diet Mistakes? Let us know!