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Alyssa Simpson RD, CDE, CLT
Alyssa Simpson

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certified gastrointestinal nutritionist
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certified gastrointestinal nutritionist
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Alyssa Simpson Podcast
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In this episode of Gut Health Dialogues, Alyssa takes a deep dive into the intricacies of the Low FODMAP diet, shedding light on the unique challenges faced, especially when dining out. The discussion centers around the complexities of adhering to the diet and finding suitable options, with a spotlight on fast food choices.

Episode Highlights:

Understanding the Low FODMAP Diet:

Alyssa provides insights into the Low FODMAP diet, explaining its nuances beyond the elimination of specific foods. The focus is on fermentable carbohydrates and their impact on individuals dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), SIBO, and related digestive issues.

Individuality in FODMAP Tolerance:
Alyssa emphasizes the personalized nature of FODMAP tolerance, highlighting that it varies from person to person. Foods are classified as high or low FODMAP based on their content, but individual tolerance can change over time.

Three Stages of the Low FODMAP Diet:

The discussion covers the three crucial stages of the Low FODMAP diet – elimination, reintroduction, and personalization. Alyssa explains how individuals cycle through these stages over a few weeks to identify triggers and develop a customized long-term eating plan.

Low FODMAP Foods for Dining Out:

Alyssa provides a detailed list of low FODMAP foods suitable for dining out, including proteins, hard cheeses, gluten-free grains, vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts. She stresses the importance of making informed choices to adhere to the diet when eating away from home.

Navigating Fast Food Options:

The episode delves into specific fast-food chains such as Wendy’s, Jack in the Box, MOD Pizza, Pizza Hut, Subway, and Jimmy John’s. Alyssa guides listeners on low FODMAP choices at these establishments, offering practical tips for customization and making gut-friendly selections.

Comprehensive Fast Food Guide:

Alyssa encourages listeners to download her comprehensive Low FODMAP Fast Food Guide, which goes beyond the discussed options. The guide serves as a valuable resource, providing extensive insights and practical tips for navigating fast-food menus while adhering to the Low FODMAP diet.

Hope you enjoyed today’s episode.

Blog 1Low FODMAP Restaurant Cheat Sheet for IBS Sufferers

Blog 2: Low FODMAP Fast Food Options for When You’re Hitting the Drive-Thru

Free Guide: Low FODMAP Fast Food Guide

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