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.
There are several common foods not listed. I searched for ham and nothing but cheeses came up. The search function doesn’t result what you type in. So far this app has been useless for everything I’ve searched for.
I refer to the Monash app for meals I am preparing as well as when eating out. It has spared me a lot of discomfort and provided guidance in my FODMAP journey. It has made all the difference to me in managing my IBS symptoms and I am so grateful to have it on my phone as an aid.
Somewhat inconsistent and a bit of a pain to use, but much more authoritative than anything else out there. Annoying that their Send Feedback function seems to be broken.
This is a useful app, and I use the Diary feature to log my activity. Unfortunately, the sharing feature doesn’t work (I’m trying to share my log with my dietician). After generating the report, when I click the share icon, a progress wheel flashes briefly, but nothing else happens. It’ll be nice to if this feature gets fixed so I can email the report.
You should be able to add food items from the guide section to your diary. I don't like that they give you a seven day "meal" plan with specific recipes for each day, I'd rather enter individual foods that I cook up and make for myself. Additionally serving sizes of the foods would be helpful to be able to track. A copy/paste feature for the diary would also be so helpful in tracking meals. Inputting food into the diary takes a lot of time, so being able to add things you’ve entered before would make it much more user friendly! Also there aren't really any US brands, it would be cool to see a bar scanner so users could add products to be submitted for review or something. The data base is good, but the diary... not so much.
If you have IBS and serious food sensitivities this app can help. However it’s very heavy on prepared processed food and a lot of that is not available in the USA. Many weird foods I never heard of and a lot of basic foods are missing.
I love this app and all of its opportunities. My favorite is the food diary because it has so many options to write about! I do think that it is hard for Americans to really enjoy this app! Maybe try to get an American to put in some food options! I also think the Food Diary should have a notification center so customers can set notifications throughout the day or the end of the day! Both if those options aside I am in love with this app! It is so helpful to me . I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease July 2021 and this app has been so helpful! Thank you Monash Creaters!
It doesn’t setup a profile which will share across devises. It is easier to enter meals on a devise with a larger keyboard and screen but I carry my phone. Trying to remember what I ate until I have the larger device available doesn’t work.
This app appears to be mostly geared to Australians. No US options for alternative milk offered so, in the end, I suspect this isn’t going to be very useful to me.
I really like this app but when I updated my phone the information I logged didn’t transfer over with it. Make sure you download and email yourself a copy before you get a new phone. Also, I liked how the app knew what day and time it was but now I have to choose the time every time I place a new entry. Not sure why that’s the case now. Only a minor annoyance though. This app definitely eased my low FODMAP journey and is worth the money in my opinion.