If you take a look at the recipes on our website, you will see that they are labelled with a sticker for either Phase 1 or Phase 2 diet.
Our low FODMAP recipes for Phase 1 diet are designed for patients with active gastrointestinal (GI) distress like diarrhea, gas, bloating and multiple bowel movements. Once your active GI distress is over, you can include recipes labelled Phase 2.
For Phase 1 diet we make the following recommendations:
- Try to avoid raw vegetables.
- Include more cooked low FODMAP vegetables.
- Avoid gut stimulants like coffee, spices and alcohol.
- Avoid foods that stimulate gas production like the sulfur-rich vegetables cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, bok choy, and related vegetables, onions, shallots, garlic and leeks.
- Avoid lactose, sugar alcohols and whole grains.
- Avoid carbonated drinks, drinking with a straw and chewing gum.
- Keep regular eating times.
- Allow yourself a calm and relaxing eating time.
- Eat every 3-4 hours.
- Allow at least 2 hours between your meals for proper digestion.