I'm going on a low fodmap diet for my IBS, but I will also be taking part in activities, as well as strength training and walking to classes, so will be quite active.
Does anyone have any tips on managing a high caloric intake on a low fodmap diet in a busy/active lifestyle (I no longer have time to prep/cook/clean food for three hours a day. But I can prep on weekends). I also cannot afford very large amounts of meat so sadly I can't stuff myself with half a lamb shoulder (oh that fatty goodness) every day. I get about 1-1.5kg of grassfed meat per week, and that includes bones and such. I will sometimes (when not enough grassfed meat) have meals with regular (lean) meat or smoked salmon or eggs. I also don't feel terribly well when I eat very large amounts of fat. I'm fine with eating high fat but probably not more than 40% of my intake.
I believe calorie-wise, I'll be needing at least 2500 a day. I'm a 21 y/o female.
Sorry for that wall of text. Any advice would be appreciated!
asked byNamnam (0)
Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!
on September 27, 2013
at 01:35 PM
If you are really unable to do a lot of fat I suggest you get some carbs in the way of potatoes. I've got a low fodmap salad which includes carrot, cucumber, radish, lettuce, kale and spinach. Easy to make and fodmap friendly, just don't forget to add the olive oil. Cook your meat in plenty of ghee (20g) or coconut oil, see if you can digest that anyway. Worth a shot.
I easily get about 3500 calories per day with no eggs, no dairy, no coconut products, no nuts or anything that is now low fodmap. I eat a lot of meat and a lot of potatoes post workout though, so it's about quantity for calories with this diet. Granted one can eat as little or as many times during the day as they like.