Welcome to my blog. Belly Gone Bad was started as a result of my own personal struggles with too many bad belly days with IBS and SIBO. My intention is to provide evidenced based and current nutrition recommendations for those seeking improved digestive health.


  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Completed the Monash University RDN training for the Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis)
  • Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Enteral nutrition (tube feedings)

Low Sugar Granolas

Frequently I am asked what is the best granola to purchase. This is not an easy question to answer since these are dozens to choose from and the serving sizes vary from 1/4 to 3/4 cup so comparing labels is challenging.  After hours of scouring nutrition labels and recalling fraction equations from my youth I came up with these top granola picks. There are probably many more out there but here is a good start.

What makes these granolas better? The main ingredient I was on high alert for was sugar and its many aliases. It is amazing how many different types of sugars are in granola. Just a reference to help you visualize 4.2 grams of sugar is 1 teaspoon. All of these granolas have 4.5 grams of sugar of less based on a serving size of 1/4 cup. Often I encourage granola to be viewed more as a condiment and best paired with a low sugar, high quality Greek or regular yogurt and fresh fruit of choice.

  • Back to Nature Gluten Free Cranberry Pecan & Vanilla Almond Agave
  • Bakery on Main Gluten Free Granola Extreme Fruit and Nut, Rainforest Nutty Banana, Walnut Raisin Apple
  • Bear Naked V" Nilla Almond, Triple Berry, Cinnamon+ Sunflower Butter
  • Bob's Red Mill Honey Almond & Crunchy Coconut
  • Kind Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters, Raspberry Cluster with Chia Seeds, Banana Nut Clusters, Dark Chocolate Whole Grain Clusters, and Maple Quinoa Clusters with Chia
  • Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax, Hemp Plus, Peanut Butter, Chia Seed Plus Chia Coconut, Flax Plus Vanilla Almond
  • Palenola The Original, Chocolate Fix, Maple Pancake, Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Pie
  • Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Pecan, Maple Walnut Probiotic, Blueberry Hemp, Banana Nut Butter Grain Free, Coconut Cashew Grain Free
  • Simple Truth Fruit & Nut Granola, Apricot Coconut Granola Clusters, Organic Granola Cluster Pumpkin Seed Pecan

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