September 28, 2017

FODMAP for gut health with Mollie Tunitsky

Mollie Tunitsky is the author of a new book entitled The Low FODMAP Diet for Beginners. In this book, Mollie explains how people can take their health into their own hands and resolve troubling stomach issues through the healing power of food.

As someone who suffered from IBS for years before finding the Low FODMAP diet, Mollie is passionate about helping others improve their gut health through adjusting their diet. She talks about the four primary stomach concerns that people face, including irritable bowel syndrome, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s and Colitis, and gluten intolerance. All of these concerns can be improved through a low FODMAP diet.

The low FODMAP diet is essentially an elimination diet that is designed to determine which foods are causing stomach issues, which often occurs because the foods are not absorbed correctly. The first seven days includes a strict low FODMAP approach. However, many see results within this first week.

Mollie details the main steps to incorporating the Low FODMAP diet:

  1. Organize your pantry to put high FODMAP foods on the bottom and low FODMAP foods on the top.
  2. Plan your meals.
  3. Buy and prep your food.
  4. Do the diet. The hardest part is starting. Once you start seeing results, you’ll want to keep doing it.
  5. Reintroduce high FODMAP foods. Continue to avoid the foods that bother you.

As the gut heals over time, so will one’s ability to absorb problem foods. As such, Mollie recommends trying problem foods every few months to see if your body is better able to absorb them.

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The book contains a shopping list of low and high FODMAP foods, recipes, and meal plans. To learn more about the book, The Low FODMAP Diet for Beginners, or to connect with Mollie Tunitsky, visit http://www.fitfabfodmap.com. All pre-order profits collected before October 10 will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

 

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