Low FODMAP Diet: Explained for Beginners

Low FODMAP Diet: Explained for Beginners


47 thoughts on “Low FODMAP Diet: Explained for Beginners

  1. I've only just discovered but really do admire your work. Your rational and evidence-based approach is a breath of fresh air. Thankyou so very much.

  2. Thanks for putting this together. Much easier than explaining why I'm about to start the FODMAP elimination phase!

  3. Hiya! This was really well done. I was going to ask you to stress how important it is to use this only under medical supervision, and preferably with a nutritionist to make sure you're getting necessary nutrients. I understand that might be a bit awkward, but as someone who lives low FOD-MAP 75% I know exactly how important it truly is. Thank you and bless you and all those who struggle today. ♡ive

  4. thanks for this vdo. btw seems like u love cactus. there r cacti behind u on the coffee table i guess n a cactus print on ur shirt.. wallaa..

  5. I have IBS. I'm seeing a dietician in a few days. I will ask her about the fodmaps diet. Thanks for the video!

  6. Thanks for the 101 lesson. My son [11 years old] has always had dietary issues. We have started the FODMAP elimination diet for him as of yesterday – so today I am a student learning all I can. The Monash University FODMAP info is great!! and I highly recommend – but your video helped take some of the content into terms that both my son and I can easily understand. Appreciated!!

  7. Could it be helpful for seborrheic dermatitis/&dandruff?? I read people with psoriasis, eczema, rosacea have relief from low fodmap diet. Some are even more strict like dr. Allison Siebecker's specific carb diet/low fodmap.

  8. If anyone is curious, the low FODMAP diet saved my life. I had daily digestive symptoms that progressively got worse for five years. Eventually I developed severe joint pain and my digestive symptoms got so bad I became partially disabled. I could only work part time and I was grinding my teeth so much with the tension that I had to have gum surgery. I had every test in the books and it was all negative, so doctors sent me home with an IBS diagnosis and no medication. I called a dietician and cried on her voicemail pleading for help. After our second visit she recommended the diet. After five days I had my first full day in five years without stomach symptoms. Although I'm not perfect, my joint pain is 90% better and my digestive symptoms are 80% better (as long as I follow the diet, one slip up and I'm suffering). I am in post-graduate school now and hope to be able to leave this diet one day….Any hope?

  9. Sorry, the Low Fodmap diet is not restrictive. The list is extensive and covers a huge amount and variety of foods, they are mainly Whole Foods and generally significantly better for your health, actually, the Low Fodmaps diet is not dis similar to the Mediterraneans lifestyle.

  10. Hey Joe (and fellow commenters) – I made a video recently about how amazing my journey on the diet has been – would love you to check it out when you have time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_cryzBXSJg

  11. Forget the follow up video. He keeps talking about what he's going to tell us, but after ten minutes, he'd said so little, and the stupid drawing hand demo was so annoying, I quit.

  12. The Joe Leech video was very helpful. I am on the low FODMAP diet now, under guidance from a nutritionist, and it is a little restrictive, but I am doing ok so far.

  13. Actually I didn't think the FodMap diet is all that restrictive, but then again I don't have a gluten problem and also hard cheese with 0 grams of sugar being that means about zero lactose, it doesn't give me any trouble. But if I eat cottage cheese or drink milk I want to kill myself.

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  15. Thanks for the info! Got diagnosed with SIBO yesterday and was recommended this diet… was interested in learning more about it

  16. How can potatoes be allowed on a Low FODMAP-diet? Looking at potatoes from a digestive point of view: https://www.livestrong.com/article/454642-digestion-of-potatoes/

    "Upon entering the small intestine, any remaining polysaccharides are broken down into disaccharides by the enzyme pancreatic amylase. All the disaccharides are further broken down into monosaccharides, or single units of glucose, for absorption. "

    Sounds (and feels) like high FODMAP to me.

    Being too ill to cook for myself due to progressed metastatic gastro-intestinal lymphoma, I´m provided with food from a kitchen and the monthly diet (dinners) consists of 83-91 % potatoes: which means 9 days in a row with potatoes, 1 day with fx rice & this repeats itself 3 times. (91 % since the glutenfree products does not work for me & therefore I can´t pick these meals).

    After starting this diet my body feels like when I had milkproducts and I´m genetic lactose-intolerant – it´s even worse than milk-products due to sudden explosive diarrhea or sudden vomiting while eating :-/
    The diet is not Low FODMAP despite having a medical recommendation, the meals on their menu have merely been made lactose- and glutenfree.

    How often are potatoes allowed on a Low FODMAP-diet?

    I´ve previous avoided potatoes, bread and pasta due to severe nausea and ill feeling (both normal and gluten-free). I´ve been severely underweight for 4 years and I only recently gained weight by adding the Low FODMAP-diet and declining nutrient drinks due to carrageenan and the adverse effect on the pH-value.

  17. Ferment = Enzyme. The enzymatic anaerobic breakdown of organic compounds into other compounds (glucose, lactid acid etc.)
    Many carbohydrates are not digested by the small intestine, but in the colon.

    2 examples of exceptions: Gluten & Lactose, these are broken down by enzymes produced in the small instestine.
    The disaccharide lactose is broken by the enzyme lactase, which splits lactose into monosaccharide components: glucose and galactose. (IF your body have the ability to make the enzyme)

    It´s noteworthy that Lactose is a Disaccharide, but there exists aprox. 5-6 kinds of disaccharides.
    Maltose being another one, which is broken down by the enzyme Isomaltase or 2 maltases – there´s 2 different ways to break down maltose, which depends on which kind it is.

    The enzymatic breakdown of disaccharides is called disaccharidase.

    I´d love to see a doctor write a book on the subject.

  18. Thank you so much for this. This year alone I was diagnosed with endometriosis, microscopic colitis, and IBS-D. I hope this helps… Currently going through the worst flare-up after my laparoscopy procedure 😭

  19. For those that wanted to actually know what these foods are, here you go. https://www.ibsdiets.org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/

  20. Thanks for that Joe. I've been loosely on the FODMAP diet for years. In the reintroductory phase I found that I reacted to every food group and subsequently was told to stay on the diet permanently. That sucks badly. So I'm not strict with it, and base my eating on knowing what I'm doing later on or the next day. My next step is to try and get a gut microbiome transplant. It seems to be a miracle cure.

  21. This was helpful. It’s so insane that all my life this was never an issue and suddenly I’m bloated like a Goodyear blimp. Thank you.

  22. Very limited diet ,but it's SO worth it:)For me the worst is fructose and raw onion and garlic…. literally low fructose for life for me!!!!

  23. I have Acanthosis Nigricans, an insulin resistance related problem. A trainer specialising in Ketogenic diet told me about this diet. I'm gonna see if it cures my condition

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