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Hi.

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.

Specialties

  • 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)

My Favorite Grocery Stores

My new favorite online organic grocery store is Thrive Market. It can be challenging to find low FODMAP foods and often times specialty products are very expensive. Thrive Market offers less expensive organic products however there is an annual fee. Thrive market is described as Costco meets Whole Foods. My frequent purchase include Westbrae lentils (drained), Nutiva coconut oil, almond butter, Primal Kitchen Chipotle avocado oil mayonnaise, NuCo turmeric coconut wraps, almonds, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, Primal Kitchen Avocado oil, dried coconut, Native Forest Coconut Milk, olives, tahini, plantain chips, Seasnax roasted seaweed, Wild Planet Tuna,  Cafia Better Half Almond Milk creamer, and SweetLeaf SteviaClear Liquid Sweet Drops.

Fortunately there is a Trader Joes near by. My top TJ picks include extra virgin garlic olive oil, coconut spray, organic fruits and vegetables, unsweetened almond milk, nuts, seeds, freeze dried low FODMAP fruit, plantain chips, roasted seaweed, arugula, butter lettuce, jicama, organic sweet potatoes, basil,  Just Lightly Seasoned chicken,  Sweet Chicken Italian Sausage, smoked salmon, and organic chicken breasts. Click here to download the Trader Joe's low FODMAP Shopping List I created for FODMAP Everyday.

And finally Costco. What would we do with Costco? Costco has done such a wonderful job bringing in many whole organic foods. With the way my family eats fruit this is my best option for produce. My staples here include organic bananas (these are often green which helps me eat when them when they are unripe), organic mixed greens, clementines, berries, organic green beans, organic rainbow carrots, organic butternut and spaghetti squash, grape tomatoes, unsweetened almond milk, organic chicken thighs,  organic eggs, grass fed ground beef, shrimp, scallops, seaweed, peanut butter, almond butter, and  black olives.

 Whole Foods is always a treat and in many ways my favorite shopping experience however they tend to draw me in and often spend money more than anticipated.  My intentions are to choose more sale item and my staples include La Croix, kale, Udi's White Sandwich Bread, Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix, Green Valley Unsweetened Plain Yogurt, Kefir, & cream cheese, organic lactose free milk, plus last minute items. Their free produce in the Kids Corner is icing on the cake. Just the other day they had big carrots for grabs which my children so proudly ate on the way home. My kids know how to impress me.

 

Low FODMAP Snacks

The Art of Meal Planning