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Fodmap in a Snap: 5 Big Dish Cities

Fodmap in a Snap: 5 Big Dish Cities

Having IBS means learning a new way of looking at food. The acronym "fodmap" (fermentable, oligo, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols) is used by people with IBS to designate foods that are not necessarily unhealthy but contain "fodmaps" that may aggravate existing conditions. Avoiding fodmaps when dining out may seem like a challenge, but restaurants are becoming more aware of dietary restrictions and want to offer all of their guests a great experience. Let's take a look at five cities full of flavor that are also fodmap friendly. New York City With 17 locations around the Big Apple, Dig Inn is...

Jun 22, 2017

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Travelling Well on the FODMAP Diet

Travelling Well on the FODMAP Diet

Following the FODMAP diet is easy at home, where you can cook what you like, and at favorite local restaurants, which you know serve safe food or can accommodate your diet. But what happens when you travel farther away from home? Understandably, many IBS sufferers worry about travelling because maintaining a healthy diet becomes much more challenging. However, with the right preparation, it is possible to travel almost anywhere and still maintain your FODMAP diet. Here are our five top strategies for travelling well on the FODMAP diet: 1. Choose an Accommodation With a Kitchen When can cook your own...

Jun 20, 2017

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Jun 18, 2017

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What is the low FODMAP Diet?

What is the low FODMAP Diet?

By Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD If you have done a google search lately looking for a solution to your digestive symptoms, you may have stumbled upon the word “FODMAP” and wondered what it is means. Or, perhaps your doctor recommended the diet for you and gave you a handout, leaving you with more questions than answers. First, let me start by spelling it out-  FODMAP is an acronym that stands for (a mouthful!) fermentable oligo- di- mono- saccharides and polyols. I know – that didn’t help at all, and probably made you more confused! Stay with me for a moment....

May 15, 2017

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Ask the Nutritionist: How do we balance meal planning/prep with listening to our bodies when we are hungry, and limiting the opportunity to purchase junk food?

Ask the Nutritionist: How do we balance meal planning/prep with listening to our bodies when we are hungry, and limiting the opportunity to purchase junk food?

How do we balance meal planning/prep with listening to our bodies when we are hungry, and limiting the opportunity to purchase junk food? Eating only when you are hungry can be a beneficial way of balancing your diet and managing your weight. However, for a lot of individuals, it is hard to distinguish hunger from thirst. Every time your stomach growls, don’t reach for that nearby snack from the get go. Try to drink a glass of water and see how you feel after 20 minutes. However, you should absolutely listen to your body for cues of hunger/satiety. If you...

Apr 25, 2017

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