Monash University FODMAP diet

App Detail » Monash University FODMAP diet

Published by: Monash University

  • App Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2012-12-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.8
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 46.27 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Price: $7.99

Monash University FODMAP diet
App Rating: 3.5/5
Based on 184 Reviews
Buy now: $7.99

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App Description

Researchers at Monash University have developed a diet and corresponding app to assist in management of the gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The Monash University Low FODMAP diet works by restricting foods high in some carbohydrates called FODMAPs. The app includes the following: - Background information about FODMAPs - A food guide detailing the FODMAP content for hundreds of foods - A full recipe book including 79 original and nutritious recipes with professional photography - A shopping list for organising low FODMAP purchases - A one week food & symptom journal to monitor a strict FODMAP diet, with the function to view detailed graphs of symptoms and the end of the week

App Reviews

  • Worth every penny

    By Pianojazz13
    I don’t often pay for apps but this is totally worth it. Since I always have my phone with me I am never without the info I need to make wise choices. It’s also more discreet than pulling a stack of papers with food lists out of my purse when I’m out. I just check my phone and no one is the wiser, and I don’t have to talk about it. The fact that Monash U. is updating the list constantly, makes me more confident that the info is accurate. Whereas online information is inconsistent from website to website. I wholeheartedly recommend this useful and convenient app.
  • How stupid was I

    By Ombrelala
    I visited my dietician more than 6 months ago and she recommended this. Since I rarely spent any money on apps I think it’s absurd to spend $8 on an app. I thought it’s the same information I can get online for free. No! Since the nutrients in food is changing from time to time depending on many reasons (i.e. how it’s grown.) Those information online were just copying from one source and another and people rarely update it. It’s a melee. When I followed the information online, I felt like there’s nothing much I can eat, and I ate the same thing over and over again. Sometimes, even I followed what they said but and I still have symptoms. I lost hope with food and became depressed, such psychological factor worsened my health. I hardly have appetite and once I have it I binge-eat. It was not fun to go out with friends telling them I can’t eat this and that (a lot of things are made with onion, garlic and wheat flour these days). This app changed that. Monash constantly update their database and they tell me the amount I can eat (even with chocolate.) Within days, my symptoms subsided, the depression with food is gone and I can feel I have better control of my life.
  • Good Guide

    By wialgal
    This app is great to reference when you are eating out or shopping. The downside is for US residents as the app does not have US brands or a few of the typical foods. Once you are familiar with the guide, you will know the voids and can learn about these elsewhere.
  • Great resource

    By Vivvy2016
    If you’ve been dealing with SIBO for any length of time, then you’ve probably been reading conflicting information from self proclaimed experts all over the internet to try and control your symptoms. This research based resource is a dream come true. Thanks for this app!
  • Not useful

    By Knight555555
    Terrible app
  • Glitches make it Not useful

    By Jessicaajessicajessicaa
    It is great to see what natural foods you can eat while following this diet (not any brand foods though) but I was only able to use the symptom journal the first day. After that I was unable to submit any journals or meals which was highly disappointing and frustrating. I emailed the support desk asking if this is not fixed to refund me my money and received an email saying it was forwarded to someone else, and no news otherwise.
  • Just okay

    By FODMAP newby
    The food diary and recipes contain mostly British foods. I haven't even heard of a lot of them. I would not have bought it had I known.
  • What am I missing?

    By Monroetownshipnj
    This app was hyped to me as the best thing since sliced (gluten free) bread, so I am disappointed to find it so basic.
  • Feature Request: Sub-Filters

    By LoovilleSlugger
    I’ve found this app to be invaluable for learning and staying with the low-FODMAP diet. Is the app perfect? No. There is room to improve the user experience generally, but for an app run by a research institute, I’m not expecting “slick”. If I could make one request: it would be nice if filtering extended down to sub-categories. For example, the app currently allows filtering of GOS/Fructans, but that’s really four different groups: Oligos, Vegetable Fructans, Fruit Fructans and Grain Fructans. Some people are sensitive to some of those, but not all. So would love to see an update to the filtering to be a bit more “granular.”
  • Worth it

    By Fan 2063
    I use this app every day

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