On this page you will find links to what we think are the best and most trusted resources available on the low FODMAP diet. All the links on this page have a scientific and dietetic base and have a registered dietitians input into the information that appears on the sites. If you are a dietitian recommending low FODMAP resources to patients or if you are a member of the public you can trust the information you read on the websites and resources found here. So stop reading this and get clicking on the links….
The Must Buys
Whether you have access to a dietitian or not there are two ‘must buy’ resources that will help immensely with implementing and completing the FODMAP diet.
The Monash University low FODMAP App is the source for all FODMAP contents of foods. It is a key resource for starting the low FODMAP restriction phase (for 4-8 weeks). It is also available as a booklet here
BOOK: The ultimate resource for reintroducing FODMAPS Re-challenging and Reintroducing FODMAPS A self-help guide to the entire reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet
One more smartphone resource you could consider buying which combines elements of both the resources above but is not as detailed is FODMAP by FoodMaestro
Vegetarian & Vegan
Implementing and adhering to the restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet while following other dietary restrictions or regimens makes the diet much more complex. Ensuring you are getting adequate nutrition and replacing foods appropriately when vegetarian or vegan is harder but it can still be done. Here are some of the best vegetarian and vegan low FODMAP resources.
FODMAP ingredients in food products & reading ingredients labels
Whether you are strictly restriction FODMAPs or you have reintroduced FODMAPs to tolerance levels knowing which food products contain FODMAPs and which ones do not is invaluable information. The key is to know which ingredients are high FODMAP ingredients and what typical products you will find them in. It is also worth remembering that the way food is processed can affect its FODMAP content sometimes in unusual ways, therefore do not assume anything and always checking the label. Here are a couple of excellent guides to help you…
FODMAP by FM – This app has a barcode scanning device to check suitability of food products based in the UK
Most Trustworthy Websites
The IBS Network is the national charity supporting people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The charity provide an extensive amount of information and support for people with IBS and if you become a member you can access their IBS Self Care Programme. This provides you with comprehensive information about the nature, causes and management of IBS. I am one of the expert advisers who volunteer their time for the IBS Network.
A treasure trove of low FODMAP information all based around the scientific research. A Little Bit Yummy is the place for all low FODMAP information. Amazing recipes that are simple and creative and don’t cost the earth with input from dietitians so you know they are suitable.
Reintroducing FODMAPs the only website dedicated to the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet. Got a question on how to challenge and reintroduce FODMAPs? Check out the extensive FAQ section on the website.
Low FODMAP Food Products
All food products by FODY are certified low FODMAP by the Monash University programme. Their online store for low FODMAP food products currently ships to America and Canada. They also have great information on the website.
Fodify is new UK based company run by two dietitians who are creating low FODMAP food products. They have an excellent blog you should check out with plenty of practical tips and information.
The low FODMAP diet is worldwide and there are some excellent dietitians who specialise in IBS and the FODMAP diet. Here are some dietitians I have been in contact with who also provide websites with useful FODMAP information.
Flying the Welsh flag for FODMAPs; FODMAP Consultancy is run by Debra Thomas
Cook Low FODMAP is a simply brilliant low FODMAP recipe website run by Gastroenterology Dietitian Louisa in Scotland.
My Australian friend Joe Leech who works out of Europe has created detailed and user friendly nutrition website Diet vs Disease which has some useful articles on the FODMAP diet.
It is very hard for a Facebook group to create a trustworthy and professional support group but Low FODMAP Recipes & Support does exactly that. The admin team are exceptional and are keen to promote dietetic input and scientific research around the low FODMAP diet. After being a member of many Facebook groups I feel this support group is the best and I’m sure its 10,000 members (plus) would agree!
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