@Salty After recording everything by hand and referring to this chart and that chart before I eat something, etc., this app is extremely fantastic! Well worth the 9USD charged for it. Thanks for giving your word of caution. And yeah, it is really restrictive, which is why I’ve put it off (because I’m a wuss. ) But honestly, I wish I’d done it sooner. It is kind of miserable in the restriction aspect, but physically I can tell a difference. Have you personally tried the fiber supplement? I’m just curious because it says “unflavored” and sometimes “unflavored supplements” actually taste kind of gross. So I was curious what you thought about it if you had tried it personally.
@Fridaynoon You are the first to mention L-Glutamine in this thread. Do you have a particular brand that you like the most?
@Bootz Wow! How long did the study go? Do they do long term follow ups with you? I’m so glad to hear you have been healing over time. I saw your post about the “red wine is healthy” thing. I think a lot of people fall for some of those types of things–whether it’s red wine, dark chocolate, or whatever else–and then let them get out of hand because they’re “healthy”. We can only know what we know, and we are bound to get bad information along the way. I feel like the most important thing is to be willing to consider and think about new information, and then change your mind if it makes sense to do so.
I love the Cronometer app! I started using it in 2013 and got a lifetime gold membership not long after. It is the best food tracker, in my opinion. I tried so many different ones back in the day, and when I went back to school to study exercise science, and when I was taking a sports nutrition class about 4 years ago now, we were supposed to check out a variety of what was available to the public and I still think that Cronometer is the best (though I like to use it through their website more than the app).
As for alcohol, it’s talked about on other sites. The image I put up is just one of many images on the web and it’s not very comprehensive, but it was sort of something to give people an idea of what a low FODMAP diet was. From what I remember reading, hard liquor in small amounts was okay and some beer, but wine could be a “no” because of the fructose and maybe something else. I didn’t spend much time reading about it because I didn’t plan on drinking alcohol on it.
I don’t remember of the top of my head if I read anything on intermittent fasting (IF) with low FODMAP diets in general, but for me, I just eat if I’m hungry and not if I’m not without having any set times beyond not eating 3-4 hours before I plan on sleeping because laying down after eating does not do good things for me. I was always a fast eater when I was younger, and when I worked in the restaurant industry, it got worse, but as I’ve gotten older, I learned to eat more slowly. It was never as slow as you describe though! Except maybe now.
I’m with you on the kimchi. I like the idea of it and other fermented foods, but I just don’t like them. I wish I did, but not enough to try to force myself to like them.