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My FODMAP Journey – Weeks 7 & 8

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So I’m a bit late in posting this but better late than never! Last couple of weeks on the elimination part of FODMAP and I’m going to be as strict as I can as I’ve had a few tummy issues over the past week or so (not been nearly as well behaved as I should […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread

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I got quite into baking before I realised I was gluten intolerant (I made a mean soda bread if I do say so myself!) so once I found out that gluten was one of my triggers, I was a bit gutted to say the least! Especially when you hear some of the gluten-free baking horror […]

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My FODMAP Journey – Weeks 5 & 6

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Over halfway through the FODMAP elimination stage and although I am feeling good tummy-wise (minus the few exceptions where I’ve not stuck to things 100%) I’m starting to find I’m getting really frustrated with it all! Luckily I have a very understanding and supportive husband so meal times at home aren’t an issue as all […]

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Facing the gym monster!

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The thought of going to the gym and the whole sport bit fills me with dread! I have never been a sporty person and have never been interested in sport, even my PE teachers in school used to make fun of how hopeless I was! But as a 28 year old woman, you get to […]

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My FODMAP Journey – Weeks 3&4

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I’ve had a bit of a mad couple of weeks so I thought I’d join weeks 3 and 4 of my FODMAP journey together! Halfway through the elimination phase and I’m slowly getting more and more used to what I can and can’t eat, still needing to google a lot and consult my Monash University […]

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Salmon and courgette pasta

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I have actually only made this once so far! I had all the ingredients in the house and was proper craving something creamy and carby for dinner so thought I’d give this a go and it was so tasty! I’ve tried to get the amounts as close as possible but I’m a bit of an […]

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My FODMAP Journey – Week 2

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So I made it through week one and I’d say it’s going pretty well so far! Meat, veggies and rice have been my staples this week.  I found out that a girl at work is also on a low-FODMAP diet and has been for over a year so it’s been really helpful being able to […]

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My FODMAP Journey – Week 1

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Had a particularly rough couple of weeks belly-wise so I’ve decided to give this FODMAP diet a proper try!  Feeling quite excited about starting the diet if I’m honest. I’ve done loads of reading on it, have a pretty good idea (finally!) of what I should and shouldn’t be eating and I’ve done my first […]

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My 28th Birthday!

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Yes I know, I’m so old!! 😉 But I definitely believe that you’re only as old as you feel! I was actually really looking forward to my birthday this year until I ended up in bed with the flu which kind of put a dampener on it all! However, even though I wasn’t feeling 100%, […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Food

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Vegetable pakora and spicy dipping sauce was my food of choice… at 3 years old… I’ve never been a stranger to a plate piled high with food and tried (mostly successfully) to beat my record of how many roasted spuds I could eat every Sunday evening but that all changed about 4 years ago. I […]