Unlike “fad diets,” the low FODMAP diet is used to treat the unpleasant symptoms of IBS and is not intended as a weight loss diet. With that being said, our weight loss patients that suffer from IBS may still benefit from following a low-FODMAP diet.
Our Dietitians are IBS & FODMAP trained and can offer a personalized approach to assist you with losing weight without implications to your IBS.
More information on the low FODMAP diet.
FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates (sugars) that are not properly absorbed in the gut. They are found in a variety of foods and food additives. Not all carbohydrates are considered FODMAPs.
People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)* often associate food intake with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and/or cramping. A low FODMAP diet is considered one of the best and most effective IBS treatments. It is proven to help 75% of people with IBS better manage their symptoms.
FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides And Polyols.