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4EVERCRUISING Posts: 6
1/1/15 8:37 P

It's a food program (not really a diet) for people with IBS or other GI issues. I have SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrown) so my doctor recommended it. It's more about health than weight lose.

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,315
1/1/15 12:54 P

What is FODMAPS?

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4EVERCRUISING Posts: 6
12/28/14 12:20 P

Ilovetocruise (love the name - I am a cruise travel agent), I have notice there can be some differences in the food lists for FODMAPS but most allow you to eat dairy minus milk, ricotta and cottage cheese. You can eat most cheese and even creamer cause the lactose is mostly eliminated. The one I am struggling with is wheat but it's a new year. I do know my gut is much happier if I follow it though.

VEG954 Posts: 7,432
12/28/14 9:16 A

Foods that I rely upon the most are low FODMAP.
I mainly eat animal protein, eggs and low GI foods.
I have eliminated ALL processed foods.
That is what has worked for me.
Am down 90 pounds and feeling great!

MNLEONA Posts: 9,700
12/28/14 8:19 A

I have read a little about it but have trouble giving up dairy.
Leona

ALLISONAZ SparkPoints: (23,282)
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11/8/14 9:23 P

I'm doing FODMAP too, relatively successfully. What are you guys struggling with? What are some sample meals you eat?

Starting weight: 283
VEG954 Posts: 7,432
10/26/14 5:53 P

YVW

4EVERCRUISING Posts: 6
10/26/14 11:55 A

Thanks so much. My naturopath wants me to go on FOBMAP's for SIBO but I am having a hard time getting going. So I was curious how it went for you. Again, thanks for the info.

VEG954 Posts: 7,432
10/26/14 5:32 A

Tried to follow FODMAP and also had a difficult time with it.
I also was restricting all dairy and gluten.
I looked into the KETO (we have two KETO teams) and that worked well for me.
It took some time to adjust and actually enjoyed that style of eating.
Did it for several months and lost weight.
It is high fat, low carb and low protein plan.
There are some vegetables that don't raise the carbs too much that are allowed.

Since attaining my goal weight I have added more carbs and am eating full fat dairy.
It is a good way to maintain and enjoy the foods you like.
Still don't eat anything processed and use lettuce leaves as the bread for sandwiches.

I hope this has enlightened you.
Please do your own research since there is vast information on the internet.

Welcome and wish you much success!

4EVERCRUISING Posts: 6
10/25/14 11:12 P

Veg954, are you still doing FODMAP? I am suppose to be doing it but am having a hard time getting going.

VEG954 Posts: 7,432
7/29/14 4:04 P

yes

THYME2WIN SparkPoints: (651)
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7/29/14 3:57 P

I am not doing well with FODMAP. When you are striving to get healthy, most of the foods are in direct conflict with FODMAP. Are you still interested in finding someone to share ideas?

VEG954 Posts: 7,432
6/19/14 4:50 P

I am interested in finding FODMAPPERS for support and suggestions.
Thanks

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