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My no-fail healthy meal formula

My no-fail healthy meal formula

Eating healthy meals can seem time-consuming, expensive, complicated, and all around intimidating. I know I've probably added to that perception with recipes for pizza that take two days to make, homemade pasta, and...

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Maybe you don’t need to lose weight next year

Maybe you don’t need to lose weight next year

'Tis the season... for new years' resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and/or get in shape. And for good reason — I know I'm feeling gross and bloated from a week or two of eating waaay more sugar and drinking...

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American Southwest RV Trip Guide

American Southwest RV Trip Guide

1300+ miles, 10 days, three amigos, one 24-foot RV. This was a trip of epic proportions very unlike anything we'd done before, but hey — after 6 months of no travel due to the pandemic, I was more than ready for it!...

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New to FODMAPs?
Start here.

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!

1   What is IBS?

2   What are FODMAPs?

3   Getting Started on the Low FODMAP Diet

Start the year off right

My no-fail healthy meal formula

My no-fail healthy meal formula

Eating healthy meals can seem time-consuming, expensive, complicated, and all around intimidating. I know I've probably added to that perception with recipes for pizza that take two days to make, homemade pasta, and...

read more
Maybe you don’t need to lose weight next year

Maybe you don’t need to lose weight next year

'Tis the season... for new years' resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and/or get in shape. And for good reason — I know I'm feeling gross and bloated from a week or two of eating waaay more sugar and drinking...

read more
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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Healthy dinners

Low FODMAP Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

Low FODMAP Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna is such a delicious, easy meal — but traditional lasagna is made with ricotta cheese and lots of garlic, which are decidedly NOT low FODMAP. Never fear though! This...

Crockpot Beef Braise

Crockpot Beef Braise

Hello and welcome to this super easy crockpot beef braise recipe! This braise is perfect for meal prep, or when you want to do a little work and 8 hours later get a delicious meal (so... always?).   I have...

Meatballs with Brava Sauce

Meatballs with Brava Sauce

So, I started a low FODMAP guide to Spain last week, which I’m really excited about, but considering I’m still not done (and may have decided halfway through to re-structure everything)… I figured I’d share a Spain-inspired recipe instead. Otherwise it’ll end up being weeks before I post anything…

Gochujang Chile Pork Tacos

Gochujang Chile Pork Tacos

Like I mentioned when we talked about almond sauce, after years of avoiding sauces, I’ve been on a sauce kick lately. Call it desperation, but after essentially “figuring out” what I can & can’t eat on the low FODMAP diet, I’ve basically been sticking to those foods…

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Hormone health

Side Effects of Birth Control — Facts vs Myths

Side Effects of Birth Control — Facts vs Myths

If you start looking, you’ll find conflicting opinions about birth control everywhere. Some corners of the internet will tell you that hormonal birth control (“HBC”) is “bad” and you shouldn’t be putting synthetic hormones in your body. Or maybe your doctor has told you that it will fix your acne…

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Why I Quit the Pill

Why I Quit the Pill

If you’ve been following for some time, you know I’ve been writing about understanding my hormonal acne for a few years now (and dealing with it for way longer than that). It’s been a frustrating journey…

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Travel guides

American Southwest RV Trip Guide

American Southwest RV Trip Guide

1300+ miles, 10 days, three amigos, one 24-foot RV. This was a trip of epic proportions very unlike anything we'd done before, but hey — after 6 months of no travel due to the pandemic, I was more than ready for it!...

Guide to Eating Low FODMAP in South Austin

Guide to Eating Low FODMAP in South Austin

Onto South Austin! I’m finally doing a guide to the city I live in, Austin! If you missed it, check out Downtown and East Austin! (Also apologies for the less-than-great photos here, apparently I only take photos of pizza…

Guide to eating low FODMAP in East Austin

Guide to eating low FODMAP in East Austin

Today we’re continuing our tour of my favorite places to eat in Austin! Up today in my guide to eating low FODMAP in Austin is the east side! Y’all. East Austin is where the good food’s at. I’m writing this post staring at photos of fries and pizza and basically drooling on my computer…

New Orleans Travel Guide

New Orleans Travel Guide

Happy New Year! Well, we’ve all survived the holidays and now it’s time for all the salads, amiright? Marc & I decided that after the craziness of Christmas, we should take some time to ourselves and go on a little adventure…

Hey there!

I’m Maria, and here at Go Messy or Go Hungry I share how what we put in our bodies can make us feel our best. After I was diagnosed with IBS in 2014, I knew I had to share what I learned with more people. At GMGH you’ll find tasty recipes, travel guides, and easy to understand articles about gut and hormone health.

Oh, and if I’m cooking, you can bet my kitchen is a mess (but at least I won’t go hungry)!

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