Researchers at Monash University have developed the low FODMAP diet and a corresponding app to assist in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The Monash University FODMAP diet works by swapping foods high in fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPs), with low FODMAP alternatives. Around 75% of people with IBS experience symptom relief on a low FODMAP diet. The app comes directly from the research team at Monash and includes the following: - General information about the FODMAP diet and IBS. - Easy to understand tutorials to guide you through the app and the 3-Step FODMAP diet. - A Food Guide detailing the FODMAP content for hundreds of foods using a simple 'traffic light system'. - A list of branded products that have been certified by Monash as low FODMAP. - A collection of over 70 nutritious, low FODMAP recipes. - Functions that allow you to create your own shopping list and add notes to individual foods - A Diary that enables you to record food eaten, IBS symptoms, bowel habits and stress levels. The Diary will also guide you through step 2 of the diet - FODMAP reintroduction. - The ability to adjust units of measurement (metric or imperial) and activate colour blindness assistance.
Use it all the time. Serving sizes are so important to the success of this diet and are clearly included in the app. Consult when shopping in the supermarket. Thanks.
Following this app to take control of my digestive system. What a life changer. Literally!!
I have been using this app for a short time and have found it a very helpful way to combine useful information, meal tracking, symptom tracking, and stress tracking all in one place and in an organized/prompted fashion. My one complaint so far has been that both iPad and iPhone version are offered, but without the ability to create an account or otherwise sync information between the devices. I like having the portability of the iPhone app, but find it much easier to comprehensively journal from my iPad, so the ability to map information together would be very helpful.
The list of foods is nice but is readily available for free on other apps. The diary is basically a notebook and not a great tool for analysis. You’d be better off using a combination of the free FODMAP A to Z list and the free my fitness pal food diary. The diary will make or break you in the elimination phase and reintroduction phase and this app just doesn’t give you enough tools to analyze the patterns from your diary entries. The app simply falls short on what it promises.
Unless I’m missing something.... what is here? About 10 meh recipes per section- not one that I’d like to try. Confusing information about what is allowed & what is not.... the filters help a bit but I found myself having to leave the app to look up definitions & what something is. It doesn’t help me to know that an item is for sale in au- when I’m in the USA... the location filter doesn’t work well. I would mot recommend this app - lots of categories, very minimal content..... keep looking!
I expected a lot more for the price of this app. Save your money and just go find a free list of low FODMAP foods online. The lists aren’t helpful, and the overview to the low FODMAP approach in the app is freely available elsewhere and commonly understood. The meals they list in the app aren’t recipes, they’re meal delivery services. The food lists are mostly prepackaged products. Overall, it’s pretty disappointing. A gave it two stars instead of one because it is slightly better than completely useless. Slightly.
This app provides very basic information and provides me no relief on how to keep up with a low FODMAP diet. Meal plans are very little and just not worth the price.
This app is great for learning about the Monash low FODMAP diet. One feature I would love to see added is a way to minimize the image of the bowel movements in the diary section. It’s a little embarrassing to open up the diary function and see an image of stool. I always have to make sure I’m away from others whenever I log anything in my diary.
Really helped me clear up my symptoms. Had my first solid bowel in 5 days this am.