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Dietary Tips

Have you tried eliminating any foods from your diet to manage or relieve symptoms? What foods seem to trigger symptoms the most? Share any tips and tell us about your experiences!

  1. The foods that I tend to regret a while after I eat them are my favourites, mostly pasta and pizza. So I generally avoid wheat and dairy. Eliminating them from my regular diet has made a huge difference. I definitely experience less bloating and discomfort. I also switched to decaf, and it has made a bit of a difference, although I'm sure it would be better if I could quit my caffeine addiction entirely... I may get there one day 😀 – Jessie (team member)

    1. Bell pepper send me into next levels of hell, cooked or raw 🙁

      1. Ek!! It's so crazy how our bodies react to the most random things.Thanks for sharing! - Pam (team member)

      2. - yes! Same here about the bell peppers. I learned bell peppers are a nightshade food, which some people can have allergies and reactions to! I think that is my case for sure. It can cause inflammation and all sorts of GI issues. I didn't realize a few other foods fell under that category as well. And here I thought I was eating well! How have you been feeling lately? -Kimberli (team member)

    2. Has anyone tried a Low-FODMAP Diet?

      1. , that is amazing that you are seeing an improvement with the LOWFODMAP! I have been on it for a few months but I think I am still eating something I just should not be. Haven't pin pointed it out just yet. But will say, I do feel a little better than I did before trying this diet! Hoping to continue to rule out foods. Do you have any in particular that you know for sure bother you? -Kimberli (team member)

      2. yes I have, it does help

    3. Yeah. Unfortunately I'm intolerant to most of the groups so I'm reasonably restricted as the only I was able to reintroduce was fructose. But within fodmap I have worked out which foods have the biggest reaction and others that are just uncomfortable. My biggest intolerances are wheat, lactose, onion and garlic, polyols which include sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol found in mushrooms, cauliflower and apricots. Beans, peas and legumes also cause issues but if they are in food that's been cooked for me it's not the end of the world. I like to advocate for people having gut issues to try fodmap because even though I'm still restricted in my eating knowing what triggers me was super helpful to find out.

      1. That's so interesting, especially if the food has been cooked or not like you mentioned with beans, peas and legumes. I never thought about whether they were cooked or not being a factor but now that you said it, it makes so much sense! Just like Jessie, I am in awe that you have learned so much about your food triggers. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I'd love to hear any other thoughts or tips you have while trying out the fodmap. I looked into it for myself and it was a little overwhelming finding out everything that contained soy, etc. Any tips for success would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again!! 💛 Kayleigh, team

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