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.
It’s a bummer to see these low ratings! I’ve been using this app for a couple weeks and I think it’s fantastic! It doesn’t have a ton of low FODMAP brands available in the US market, but other than that, it’s very thorough and informative. I found the red/yellow/green labeling with relevant quantities to be extremely helpful. This is an excellent tool for precise measuring/dealing with “stacking” and overall very helpful in managing my elimination diet.
This helped me so much in finding out what I can and can’t eat. Thank you!!!
The information contained is really not for people seeking a guide for the FODMAP protocol. There are very limited recipes and no support or guidance within the app for following the protocol. The only thing worth anything is the searchable food list.
Love this app. Really worth ot. Helpful to know everything about LowFodmap diet.
I thought this app might scan food items in supermarket but it’s more like a difficult to read book wasted my money in this I used to be software executive if developers brought this app to me I would tell them to go back to the drawing board
I call this app "FODMAP for Dummies" as it is VERY user friendly and VERY simple to use. The user can quickly see which foods are safe...or not. The red/yellow/green-light system follows right along with Monash's reintroductory phase, too, because it shows how the different amounts of a food can be tolerated, or not. I can't understand why anyone would think it a waste of money. Come on, it's only a one-time cost of $7, and the app is even updated with new food added. It'll make a difference in your life.
I’ve been doing a modified FODMAP diet for years now. This tool is helpful but the database is difficult to use. For example, it’s hard to find a specific type of product. If you go to certified foods you can filter the FODMAP and filter the country. But you can’t filter if it’s a granola bar vs. bread.
I think the bad reviews must be from people who are not familiar with FODMAPs and don’t understand this app’s purpose. If you know you need to eat this way & understand why, this app is amazing. Way more detail & easier to understand than any website I’ve ever seen.
This app is critical to successfully following the diet created for IBS. You can’t really comply with the diet without it. But it is not intuitive to use. This version was a big improvement but I wish the University would hire professional app designers. Then I would give 5 stars.
One of my favorite things about this app is the serving size information. For any food item the red, yellow, green light system provides detailed information about serving sizes that help me to understand how much of a food I can try at any time. Particularly helpful during the re-introduction phase in anytime you want to try a new food. I don’t use it yet when I shop, but I am certain it will come in handy. I use this in conjunction with the Spoonful app. Not all the items provide helpful information, and sometimes it is difficult to find products based on your geographical location, but that’s going to be true of any product. I am so glad that I got this app and I use it every day.