5 Signs You're Ready to Reintroduce FODMAPs
Last week, I busted myths about reintroducing FODMAPs, and now it's time go deeper on this topic.
The only way to find out what foods trigger your IBS is careful reintroduction. But how do you REALLY know you're ready?
It’s essential to figure this out so you’ll know when to take the leap.
The most important sign you're ready to reintroduce FODMAPs is that you've experienced consistent improvement in your symptoms by doing the elimination phase.
But sometimes you need a little more info to go on! So I came up with 5 signs that show it's time to test FODMAPs.
Eating croissants in Paris when I was there celebrating my 10-year anniversary in May made one thing crystal clear about reintroducing FODMAPs, and it’s why I’m writing this post:
Knowing what foods trigger your IBS and which ones don't makes life so much more delicious.
5 Signs That You’re Ready to Reintroduce FODMAPs
- Your belly feels good, but you’re not happy (spending 8 months in the elimination phase has officially sucked the joy out of your life).
- You’re mad at yourself for spending a small fortune on low-FODMAP crackers and bars again because you suspect that a little bit of wheat (or milk/honey/onion powder) will NOT actually turn your belly into an angry, raging fire.
- You went to a new restaurant with a really creative menu and spent $24 on a plain grilled chicken salad (special request, of course).
- You just booked a week in Mexico and feel stuck between A) Totally depriving yourself on the elimination phase, and B) Eating ALL THE THINGS and getting diarrhea at the beach.
- You really miss fresh figs or [insert food of YOUR dreams here].
You owe it to yourself to find out if you and your dream food can kiss and make up.
If these signs sound oddly specific, that’s because I experienced them all myself. The biggest thing I found? Traveling and eating low-FODMAP can be excruciatingly hard, especially if you're a foodie.
Luckily, I’ve got something that will help you put pizza and pad thai and tapas back on your radar, not banished for all time.
Introducing the Free To Eat Program
Trying to piece together your own reintroduction plan feels like swinging at a piñata blindfolded-- you're just stumbling around in the dark.
Different websites have different rules...Which ones are actually important?
If you want to do this phase at your own pace and a done-for-you plan to find your IBS triggers, Free To Eat is the solution you've been looking for.