Forever FODMAP??

Clients often ask me if they will be on a FODMAP diet forever. The FODMAP diet an extensive elimination diet that is used to help determine IBS triggers. It is also used to manage the unpleasant symptoms associated with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and prevent the recurrence of this condition. The diet is generally followed for 1-3 months in it’s strictest form. Depending on the client’s symptoms, the dietitian will help the client understand when and how to liberalize the diet. In my experience, my clients have been able to liberalize their diet and find their own personal tolerance level for trigger foods. It is very rewarding to be able to give food categories back to client’s diet and not experience any unpleasant symptoms.