Elimination Diet Day 12

The days have gotten away from me, but I have not given up on my low FODMAP diet! Day 12 of 14 before diving into the reintroduction phase.

The gum itself resembles dog food, but I promise it’s still minty fresh!

One thing that I miss quite a bit is chewing gum! I love that burst of minty freshness after a meal or snack. Any fellow low FODMAP gum chewers out there? Good news! There are chewing gums that are low FODMAP, however they can be tricky to find. I ended up finding this one at my local Whole Foods Market, but you can also find it online. Bonus: they also make low FODMAP mints!

What’s the problem with regular chewing gum? Many of the gums on the shelves today are sugar-free, so are sweetened with sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols = high FODMAP! Ingredient reading tip: most sugar alcohols end in “tol” (for example, sorbitol).

Meals and snacks for the day:

  • Breakfast
    • Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes (can’t stop, won’t stop!)
    • hardboiled egg with S+P
    • kiwi
    • cappuccino made with lactose-free milk and 1 shot espresso
  • Lunch
    • arugula and spinach salad topped with chicken, roasted sweet potato, pepitas, and tossed with a homemade lemon vinaigrette
    • Chunky Monkey smoothie
  • Snack
    • handful Nut-Thins spread with PB
  • Dinner
    • chicken coconut curry (made with coconut milk and curry powder - super simple!)
      • green beans, red bell pepper, 1/4 cup serving canned garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained), chicken
    • served over brown jasmine rice
  • Snack
    • Blueberry-Oatmeal Cake
    • small glass lactose-free milk