What is The FODMAP
The FODMAP Challenge is an online course to help you take control of your gut health, improve your symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and improve your quality of life.
The FODMAP Challenge was founded by Chloe McLeod, Accredited Practicing Dietitian.
We want to help you live your best life
We believe that everyone with IBS deserves to be able to live their best life, without having to miss out on social events, feel uncomfortable in meetings or have to make urgent bathroom breaks (or any of the other frustrating occurrences that go along with many cases of IBS) because they don’t know what or how to avoid their triggers. And I believe everyone should have access to health professionals who specialise in the area. Being a 100% online program, geography, work hours, family or anything else that may stop you getting the help you need is avoided. Making it as simple as possible for you to determine your triggers of IBS.
Research shows IBS symptoms improve in 3 out of 4 people who follow a low FODMAP diet. It’s been found to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life, with benefits seen within 2 to 6 weeks of starting a low FODMAP diet!
How The FODMAP Challenge will help you control your IBS symptoms
- The structured program is designed by experienced, Accredited Practicing Dietitians to make the process as easy as possible
- We’ll guide you through each stage – from elimination to reintroduction – with a variety of resources to help you on your way, including:
- Meal plans
- Written and video instructions
- Label reading education
- Guidance with dining out
- We provide the education and encouragement to develop the skills to determine which FODMAPs are your individual triggers
- You’ll also learn about managing the non-FODMAP triggers of IBS
PLUS, you will receive ongoing support throughout the program from experienced Accredited Practicing Dietitians, with the option to add on 1:1 sessions if you require extra support.
How The FODMAP Challenge works
Week 1-4 are the elimination stage, where trigger foods will be eliminated. As part of the program, we will help you with meals, recipes and snack ideas, so you don’t feel worried there is nothing left to eat! Most people find symptoms have reduced in 2-4 weeks.
Following this, triggers are determined by moving through food challenges with the following groups:
Because we know the reintroductory phase can be difficult, we offer an additional week to ensure this process starts as smoothly as possible, and so any questions you may have about reintroducing get answered. If you want further assistance with personalising this for you, please get in touch.