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 would be nice if this app incorporated barcode scanning like Sift and Shopwell to make finding foods easier.
The way to get the diary portion of this app is to email it to yourself, there’s no way to airdrop it or anything like that. If you’re using a third party email client as your default email it won’t work, it only works with Apple’s default Mail app. If you don’t have that set up it won’t tell you there’s an error and it’s confusing. Please update app to support other ways of sharing diary, and support 3rd party email apps.
I find the food guide robust enough that I can find the answers I need in most cases. Considering the guide is the result of testing each food, it’s pretty impressive. The diary is extensive enough that I can track everything fairly easily. Yes, it would be nice if the food diary wasn’t just plain text-entry, but creating a large database of all possible foods is probably beyond the scope of the developers’ intent. A feature I would find helpful is a place to track what week/step one is in for each of the phases. If this exists, I haven’t stumbled across it yet.
I have had crippling stomach issues for two years!! WITH THIS APP I’ve been able to narrow down what is causing me such awful symptoms!!! I noticed a pattern that foods with fructans cause me severe flare ups! Without this app and the ability to track food/specifically what in foods that cause my flare ups I’d be lost!! THANK YOU THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR THIS APP!!!!
I thought this would help me with what foods to eat and manage all of it. The AP is generic and doesn’t offer assistance to keep you on track. I wish I could return it.
Have been following this diet for over a decade. The researchers at Monash University deserve such credit for providing us with this incredibly helpful information about which foods can be problematic. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I thought they would be more recipes on this only like 5 por meal time plus it’s more of a world app not USA I wish I could give my money back 8 dollars throw in trash you can get this information anywhere !
As somebody is struggling with digestive issues, this app has been absolutely indispensable as I work with a nutritionist to modify my diet. It has more comprehensive information than other resources out there, and the green light red light system is extremely easy to interpret. However, I find that the app absolutely needs to be updated with very basic items that should be included or clarified.
I would like to have the option of adding pictures to the diary.
For the price this is an incomplete up it is lacking a basic feature: a structured way to walk you through the three steps, which it should absolutely have. Surprising that the producers still haven’t added the feature, considering the apps been around forever.