Food journaling can be a crucial tool in regaining health, regaining vitality, and maintaining good symptom control. It is a great tool for self-reflection and for learning more about your habits and food issues. It also serves as a great basis for discussion when discussing your symptoms with a Low FODMAP dietitian.
We have all heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’. Our health, our moods, our mentality and our fitness are all affected by the food we eat. Our bodies are made up completely of molecules that we have obtained from the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Understanding what foods are triggers and what foods are well tolerated is hugely important in maintaining symptom control as the knowledge gained gives you the freedom to eat a broader range of foods in larger amounts.