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Low FODMAP Thanksgiving Recipes

Low FODMAP Thanksgiving Recipes

Woah, can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? I’m still not 100% used to the weather patterns here in Texas – it was 86 degrees a few days ago…

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The Pace of Self-Improvement

The Pace of Self-Improvement

Lately I've been trying to take a slower, more thoughtful approach to any form of self-betterment. In the past, I would latch onto one specific "problem" with myself I felt I needed to solve — acne, posture, personal finances, gaining muscle, etc. — and...

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The GMGH Holiday Survival Guide

The GMGH Holiday Survival Guide

Whether you’re hosting, traveling a short distance, or traveling across the country for the holidays, one thing is sure: nobody wants to deal with a crippling stomachache on top of everything else going on during this week and next. Here’s your guide to having an enjoyable and pain-free holiday week…

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WTF are FODMAPs?!

FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates — AKA a part of some foods (like apples, wheat, and beans) that ferment in the gut, causing stomach pain and bloating. If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS or just feel miserable every time you eat, the low FODMAP diet might be for you!

Looking for recipes?

All the recipes that I create are suitable for anyone following the low FODMAP diet or looking to ease digestive discomfort. They’re also healthy and delicious!

About me

The kitchen is my happy place. It’s where I go to de-stress, it’s my creative outlet outside of work. So when I started following the low FODMAP diet in 2014, I took the lengthy list of “foods to avoid” as a challenge to keep making awesomely delicious food (that made me feel awesome too). This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, experiments, and what I’ve leaned over the past few years. Welcome!

New to FODMAPs? Start here.

What are FODMAPs?

What are FODMAPs?

AKA: Maria talks about science. Disclaimer: Both of my parents are biologists. Somehow, though, I hated science in school (especially chemistry). Now I’m about to talk to you about chemistry. The world is weird, isn’t it?

What is IBS?

What is IBS?

IBS = Irritable Bowel Syndrome. God I hate that name. It’s like when you’re having a bad day and someone comments, “Well, you sure are grumpy today.” That just makes me more grumpy. Perhaps I should back up. IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder…

Getting started on the low FODMAP diet

Getting started on the low FODMAP diet

So. You’ve decided you’re going to start the low FODMAP diet. Or perhaps you’re thinking of starting, but have no idea where to begin? Maybe you’ve searched “foods low in FODMAPs” on the internet and have come up with countless, sometimes conflicting lists…

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