3 No-Fail Low-FODMAP Meal Formulas for Weight Loss (& Free Cheat Sheet!)
You want a calm belly, first and foremost. But it would be really nice to look great in your favorite jeans too.
When you tackle the FODMAP diet, you need to
totally overhaul the way you eat, cook, shop, and
even think about food.
It’s like when the world went from pre-cell phone to everyone suddenly having a tiny computer in her pocket. We went from saving our dimes and looking up numbers in the phone book to voting for the next American Idol by text message.
It may not affect the whole world, but the FODMAP diet is a huge shift in YOUR life. And anytime you go through big changes in your diet, your weight is likely to fluctuate.
As a person who’s not naturally thin, I fear fluctuations. Even after more than a decade of maintaining my weight, I still worried about gaining when I first started the FODMAP diet.
I would read the ingredients on a loaf of gluten free bread and panic because it was packed with starches and not much else of value.
Still, I kept learning and stuck with what I know works when it comes to my weight: Keeping calories in check and building meals around nutritious, filling foods.
If your scale is heading in the wrong direction, or you’ve hit the pause button on your previous weight loss efforts, don’t feel bad. You’re working for a happy belly so you can get back to having fun in your life.
When it comes to losing weight, you don’t have to put your goals on hold while you do the FODMAP diet. It’s not too much to want both, and here’s why it’s worth the extra effort:
You’ll love looking in the mirror because you feel AND look great in your favorite (non-elastic-banded!) jeans.
You’ll start looking forward to the gym because you want to show off the new, smaller workout clothes you had to buy.
You’ll get asked out on more dates (whether by your husband or the cute new guy at work) because you’re glowing with newfound confidence.
The Foolproof Way to Lose Weight with the FODMAP Diet Plan
The way to drop pounds without constantly thinking about every bite, is to have a few simple go-to meal meals. But not just any random meals! These are no-fail formulas you can customize to make endless variations so boredom is not an option.
What makes these formulas so perfect for weight loss is that the calories are already worked out. Because...
If you eat fewer calories than you burn over time, you will lose weight.
Here are my 3 must-have formulas for as part of the FODMAP diet plan. They don't require a lot of time or cooking know-how, and they’re the most satisfying and easiest to work with when you’re also doing the low-FODMAP diet.
If you’re aiming for 1,500 calories per day, there’s still plenty of room for snacks and even treats like a glass of wine. If you’re hungrier in the morning, add a piece of gluten-free toast or a ½ serving of oatmeal to your meal. These are just basic formulas meant for tweaking, to help your diet plan fit into your life!
Don’t forget to grab the cheat sheet with serving sizes and calorie counts so you can start using these go-to formulas today. Just plug in the foods you like best from the cheat sheet and see how many variations you can come up with.