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Sweeteners – not so sweet?

I don’t think I’ve always had an issue with sweeteners, it seemed to come to the surface when I was on the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. My tummy was happier than it had been in a long time as I was avoiding lots of hard-to-digest foods and drinks until one day I […]

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Exercising with IBS

I’m not going to lie, exercise has never been very high up on my list of priorities. I’ve never been a very active person and even my teachers used to take the mick out of my lack of coordination and enthusiasm in sports at school! I’ve tried going to the gym, I’ve spent an absolute […]

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Travelling with IBS

Travelling should be an exciting and rewarding experience however, IBS can turn it into a stressful, unpleasant situation you might try to avoid. It’s a shame as I do love travelling and seeing new places but when you have the constant worry of your IBS playing up, it definitely takes a bit of the enjoyment […]

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My FODMAP Journey

My Journey After years of struggling with IBS on my own, I finally came across a locum doctor who had some new advice to offer me, instead of the standard peppermint capsules and Buscopan. She suggested looking into the low FODMAP diet. Unfortunately this was all the information she could give but she knew that […]

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What’s in my handbag- IBS edition

So there are loads of “What’s in my bag” blog posts and videos out there but this one is slightly different! Dealing with IBS on a daily basis means that you have different priorities as to what you carry around with you… just in case! And maybe some of these recommendations will help some of […]

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Low FODMAP | Recipes | Soup & Salad

Prawn noodle ramen

Sometimes all you want for dinner is a quick but hearty bowl of soup and this ticks all my boxes! It's delicious, so quick and easy to prepare and super healthy! This serves 4 small bowls or 2 massive ones! Time 15 minutes Ingredients 100g prawns 150g rice noodles 450ml gluten free chicken stock 3 […]

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FODMAP Reintroduction – Week 1

Okay, so now I’m settled back into normality after holidays etc., I can catch up again a bit here! 🙂 before I start, I just want to mention that I am in no way nutritionally-trained (yet!) so if you have any doubts about FODMAP, please speak to you GP or a dietician! I’m just sharing […]

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My FODMAP Journey – Weeks 5 & 6

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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My Love/Hate Relationship with Food

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 […]

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