I wrote in here a few months ago and said that my doctor referred me to see a Dietician so I could follow the low FODMAP diet under a Dietician; I had my first appointment in January and my second one last week. I had to keep a food diary for a week in readiness for my first appointment and then I was asked to keep a food diary for 8 weeks. I ended up keeping a diary for 9 weeks as I had to rearrange my second appointment.
I have to say that this has made a difference with me as it made me very conscious on everything that I was putting into my mouth; I weighed most foods and used a spoon and measuring jug for measuring other foods/drinks. What I used to do before keeping a diet sheet was say cut off some cheese and not even look to see how much I was eating but keeping a diet sheet has taught me to weigh some foods so I'm eating a lot less cheese now.
I now know that I cannot eat grapes and was aware before that I couldn't eat raw carrots or onions, sweetcorn and thought that baked beans may be a problem, I can now confirm that baked beans are definitely a problem. I also worked out from the meals I had on Wednesday and Thursday this week that broad beans are also a problem. I've also found out that I can tolerate a certain amount of broccoli, mind you I have started buying organic broccoli.
What I am saying here is keeping a diet sheet may be laborious but it's definitely worth it.
All the very best to all of you on here.