ALANA'S STORY

Starting the low FODMAP diet can feel daunting! It’s especially difficult trying to figure out what you can eat and what information you can trust. I still remember the overwhelming anxiety I first experienced when I saw the high and low FODMAP food lists. My FODMAP journey started a couple of years ago when, after a multitude of diagnostic tests,  I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My dietitian placed me on a low FODMAP diet to help manage my symptoms. The transformation was amazing and, within a few weeks, I knew what foods were going to trigger my symptoms and I was no longer afraid to leave the house.

While the low FODMAP diet has changed my world by resolving my IBS symptoms, the constant struggle to find safe recipes and up-to-date information was tiring, and made sticking to the diet a challenge. So I decided to combine my passion for cooking and love of writing, to create yummy low FODMAP recipes and provide up-to-date science-based articles on the low FODMAP diet, to help others facing a similar struggle both in New Zealand and around the world.

All of my recipes are checked by registered low FODMAP trained dietitians, to ensure they are safe for the low FODMAP elimination phase. Because I am also a Coeliac, allergic to tree nuts, and intolerant to dairy proteins, all of my recipes include dairy free, gluten free, and nut free options.

The low FODMAP diet is a medical diet which means it is important that information remains up-to-date and science-based. You will find a full reference list at the end of each low FODMAP article, so you can check that my sources are relevant and credible.

To help you kickstart your low FODMAP diet I have packed this website full of tips, tricks and delicious low FODMAP recipes. Also, don't forget to check out my low FODMAP meal plans so I can help you create meals your whole family will love. This service even comes with a smart shopping list that will help you locate sneaky FODMAPs in your processed foods as you navigate the supermarket.

As always, it is important to work with a FODMAP trained dietitian if possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need support. Good luck on your FODMAP journey!

Alana xx


Past Recipe Writer For Monash University

Monash University researchers developed the low FODMAP diet and they remain the lead research centre for the diet. In 2015, Monash University recognized the quality of my work in the low FODMAP field, and invited me to contribute some recipes for the Monash Low FODMAP blog. In October 2015, I visited the Alfred Centre in Melbourne to meet the friendly faces in the Monash low FODMAP research team. It was a pleasure working alongside the low FODMAP team to create delicious low FODMAP recipes.


Healthy Food Guide Magazine Contributor

Healthy Food Guide magazine is the top health nutrition magazine in New Zealand, and it is highly respected by dietitians for providing a credible source of nutritional information. The Healthy Food Guide has recognized the growing need for credible and up-to-date low FODMAP information. Based on my extensive knowledge of the low FODMAP field, Healthy Food Guide invited me to be a monthly contributor to the Heath Food Guide website.


Please Note

I am not a registered dietitian so if you are starting this diet for the first time, please consult your doctor and a registered dietitian. Information on this website does not replace the recommendations given to you by medical professionals.