Cssymonshoughto - Some nice features
I was a bit hesitant to spend $8 after seeing some negative reviews, but the positive reviewers seemed to know what they were talking about. So far, I think getting the app was a good choice. The diary is especially nice, allowing you to do quick ratings to track symptoms through the day. The food information is helpful, but I was a bit perplexed at the differences between the FODMAP info on some vegetables, since a good book on FODMAP suggests that (for example) broccoli, green beans, and cabbage should be avoided during elimination, but the app says they are okay. Because Monash has done the testing, though, I assume I have come to the “horse’s mouth,” so to speak. I was hoping for the price that the guide would be a bit more detailed, and I thought some foods (like yellow cooking onions, which are widely available in the US) would be included. But the strength of the app is in the recording features, and it is very cool that you can filter out food chemicals that bother you, and that the app provides a systematic way to track reintroduction, with a bit of guidance about amounts. Overall I think the app will be very useful.
brittbrittxo - Simple things overlooked
I will start by saying that this app has helped me tremendously on this hellish diet, but there’s very simple things in the app that were overlooked that could be fixed in a second. Like I’ve noticed multiple recipes don’t have some measurements of ingredients listed which is mind boggling that you forgot simple numbers on things. I’m also highly frustrated not knowing what bread I can and cannot eat since there are a few contradictions in the food search regarding that. And I know you can’t add every food known to man, but knowing I can look up anything would be nice (even if it’s obvious I shouldn’t eat it...ex. marshmellos). Also in the recipes, it would be nice to know how many you can actually eat of the thing...like what is the serving size for each recipe because I had like 3 rice paper wraps and my stomach was in turmoil that night. This diet is already hard and frustrating enough so when I pay $8 to make it easier, I need it to be worth it. I’ll end with saying that overall this app is quite nice and helpful and reduces my anxiety knowing it’s certified but small things that can help and be fixed should be, specially if you’re going to charge me for an app that helps with an only ever temporary diet.
Joanibird - So so helpful and informative
Before finding this app, my only source of help – and a good one too- was A website called help for IBS. I also had heather van Voorhis‘s Help for IBS cookbook. The amazing thing about the Monash app is the university’s breakthrough discovery of FODMAP chemicals as a real cause of IBS upsets, and the helpful guide to what foods to avoid or limit. I needed to lose weight, and I wanted to do weight watchers, but it would never work for me because of the foods they suggested. Now, with the use of the Monash app, I have been able to coordinate WW with the app Guide, and finally I’ve lost 13 pounds. Yay! But even more important is the helpful information. Sometimes when I have a flair I don’t know why, but I’ll go on the app and look at some of the foods I’m not sure of and I see exactly what I did wrong, and how to avoid it again next time. Thank you so much for your hard work, for your research, and for caring about this medical problem that is so debilitating and so ridiculed by the medical community.
ean2891 - My go-to guide!
My husband has had IBS for 20+ years, but could never figure out what was wrong. We knew he was lactose intolerant, but there were so many more problems than just that. In 2018, after blood tests, cat scans, excrement sampling, colonoscopies, etc., his gastroenterologist suggested we try a FODMAP diet. Parsing through all the conflicting information felt impossible, and in the end, the best source was getting it straight from the horse’s mouth: Monash University. After months of elimination and reintroduction, we discovered that he is Fructan intolerant on top of the lactose intolerance. He has now been off fructans (or on low fructans) for 3 years, and his IBS is virtually gone! Unless he accidentally gets too much, he feels 100%! We use the app EVERY SINGLE DAY just to check if some random food or other is okay to eat. I recommended it to everyone with IBS, just in case they solve their issues. (And we’ve had five friends that have found their solutions, so that’s amazing!) Definitely worth a few bucks!
Justjanetb - Very Pleased!
I was very hesitant to pay this much with the USA reviews. After much google frustration with wildly conflicting advice I decided to get it for the best, most recently accurate source of information available- even if it wasn’t completely useful in the US. I’m sooo glad I did! Most of what I need IS here! :)
The confusing lack of decaf tea (?) and the annoying diary setup are my only complaints. I’m doing the diary but I’m not doing their recipes, so it’s severely handicapped for results- but I want to record my daily improvements anyway. I consider the source of this Apps information as the important factor. If my Dr. had only advised me of FODMAP foods over the last 2 years of confusion and misery! I’m very grateful to these researchers and felt better after the first day! I had no idea I’d been causing extra misery with common ‘healthy’ foods! Those excessive exclamation points are appropriate to me, lol. This App is handy and this information is life-changing! Happy in Mississippi, USA :)
IhateLee - Very helpful app, but lacks flexibility
I'm using this app in the elimination phase, and the guide view look up for items and serving sizes has been extremely helpful. Would recommend that for anyone trying to do a low FODMAP diet!
Unfortunately for me, the journal function is based off of using recipes found in the app, which are a lot of recipes that I would never eat, and require extensive prep, even for lunches. I have found plenty of easy low FODMAP recipes online and would love the function in the journal part of this app to "create a recipe" by adding the ingredients (from the guide view) to get a similarly accurate analysis as from using the recipes. I would also like to be able to journal my symptoms in real time, because at the end of the day I don't generally remember all of my symptoms since they have been so normalized for me :)
All that being said I couldn't imagine doing an elimination of FODMAPs without this app!!
Brealee91 - Okay
You should be able to add food items from the guide section to your diary. I don't like that they give you a seven day "meal" plan with specific recipes for each day, I'd rather enter individual foods that I cook up and make for myself. Additionally serving sizes of the foods would be helpful to be able to track.
A copy/paste feature for the diary would also be so helpful in tracking meals. Inputting food into the diary takes a lot of time, so being able to add things you’ve entered before would make it much more user friendly!
Also there aren't really any US brands, it would be cool to see a bar scanner so users could add products to be submitted for review or something. The data base is good, but the diary... not so much.
Tammyb2345678 - You MUST have this app - most net info is incorrect
**UPDATE: Please don’t self diagnose from the internet! I had all the symptoms of FODMAP problems, except my bloat was unremitting. I spent 3 weeks using this diet and it DID alleviate some symptoms but - a stool test showed I had E coli. When my bloat continued to worsen after a course of antibiotics, a CT scan revealed Stage 1 ovarian cancer. The bloat was from Ascites, not IBS.
Use this ONLY if you have seen a medical professional.
There is so much conflicting info in the internet and in books, not just in anonymous forums but coming from people who claim to be coaches. People misinterpret things, or only give partial info...like I was 2 weeks in before I learned (from a Monash blog) that eliminating the high FODMAPS had also eliminated all the prebiotic food.
Seriously, I’m kicking myself for not having gotten a stool sample sooner. BUT if you insist on going this alone, I rate this a 5-star tool.
Monash University is constantly testing foods and updating. This is the ONLY way you can search for a specific food, and see exactly what the rating is for each of the 4 FOMAPS. It’s the ONLY way you’ll get a sense of which of the 4 might be your problem.
$8 is less than the cost of a book and besides, you’re helping to fund the research that made this possible.
there is more than one becky - Inconsistent information
I’ve now used this App mostly while shopping to check ingredients before purchasing. Low fodmap granola often has amaranth. On this App it says amaranth high fodmap but on a google search Monash says amaranth is low fodmap. To get more info I have to go to their Facebook page which is a huge no for me. I have boycotted FB for years and wish companies would not force people to go to their FB page for info. Get your own website or use a socially conscience platform. Anyway the info I see from Monash two diff places is inconsistent on this grain. The App gives limited info. Why not put those articles and blogs that u have on FB on your app so FaceBook haters can read them? App cost $ FB costs your soul. Take ur pick. I’d rather pay more for a more informative app than give FB more data to sell and exploit. Plus the way FB has disrupted and ruined entire countries. No thank you!
Daisiesandpansies - This app is wonderful! Truly a must have.
My doctor told me to start a fodmap diet, gave me a handout and said if I felt better after 4-6 weeks to continue it for life. I scoured the internet for information, downloaded many apps, and found lots of it to be conflicting and incomplete. My only regret is not buying this app sooner, it’s the only one I kept. I love the serving information, stoplight design for the different fodmaps, and most of all the developers at Monash are incredibly responsive! As I’m in the challenging phase it has helped me stay organized and on track. I am feeling better than I have in a long time! A few suggestions to improve it:
1. Offer more food options for reintroductions, as well as the associated amounts.
2. A comprehensive list/chart of all of the categories and foods under each would be so helpful.
andoruk - Great app with one simple bug
EDIT: To clarify, my point is not about heads and stalks being differently rated. My point is that both of those are green for small servings and red for high servings, but one is rated overall green and the other overall red.
This app is great, thanks to Monash for developing it! There's one bug that I tried to submit feedback for but the app didn't let me - foods like broccoli heads vs. stalks are rated overall green for the heads and red for the stalks. My guess about the bug: heads are rated green for small servings and red for large, while stalks are rated red for large servings and green for small. Because of the difference in the sorting order, they are rated differently overall when they should be the same. Or maybe I'm misinterpreting something?
DGC_US - Worth the nominal price
One of my favorite things about this app is the serving size information. For any food item the red, yellow, green light system provides detailed information about serving sizes that help me to understand how much of a food I can try at any time. Particularly helpful during the re-introduction phase in anytime you want to try a new food. I don’t use it yet when I shop, but I am certain it will come in handy. I use this in conjunction with the Spoonful app. Not all the items provide helpful information, and sometimes it is difficult to find products based on your geographical location, but that’s going to be true of any product. I am so glad that I got this app and I use it every day.
Ombrelala - How stupid was I
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.
Workingmomndad - Info is thorough, but diary crashes
I've found the content of this app invaluable in my search for low fodmap ingredients. Being that it comes from a reputable source makes it more reliable. Many internet sources can give two different answers about what is and what isn't considered a low fodmap food. Stick with this for reliable info.
However, the loss of two stars comes from the fact that the app crashes. At the end of using it to record a week long account of food eaten and symptoms felt, on a daily basis , I reach the final day with a congratulations that I've completed the diary and can now print a report for my doctor. Imagine my disappointment when I am unable to get the app to prepare my report. I'd really like an update to fix this problem, as it is one of the main reasons for purchasing it in the first place.
ABS:-) - Very reliable information
With so much misinformation online, being able to easily get FODMAP information directly from the source of the research is worth the $8 price, with all money going to further research at this nonprofit organization. While information is somewhat limited and specific brand name product listings are not available in the US, being able to look up raw ingredients is very helpful. The color-coded traffic light system is easy to follow. Allows a quick and discreet way to check ingredients without carrying around papers. Very thankful for this app! I recommend using this together with Cara app for dietary and other IBS tracking. US users should be prepared for Australian terminology such as biscuit=cookie, capsicum=bell pepper.
Tashi689 - Helpful
I’m in the US and when I first got the ap I was frustrated. I felt it wouldn’t really help me. But my stomach problems persisted until i wondered if there was anything I could eat. Since i have been diagnosed with IBS I decided to try using the app. I immediately felt better after eliminating high FODMAP foods. I was drinking two cups of black tea a day. Switching to green tea cleared up a lot of my symptoms. My nose even stopped running. Using the food lists I have been able to start carefully adding Low FODMAP foods I previously thought I couldn’t eat and I used the app to find a certified dietician in my area. This is allowing me to have hope and variety in my diet.
abowler - It’s the source
The researchers at Monash University invented the FODMAP acronym. They test and retest food. I don’t know of another app that can claim that. If you look in the fine print, you will see acknowledgment of using and referral to Monash for information about food content. Sometimes a flare makes more sense if a food has more FODMAPs than you knew (change in storage and transportation can change food content, hence the need to retest )
And the diary is easier to use than it appears from first glance. I can use it to compare the effects of diet and stress on my symptoms.
I’ve been diagnosed with IBS for forty years. This is the best tool in my IBS management toolbox.
Debvet - Worth every penny!
When my doctor told me to go on a low FODMAP diet for gastrointestinal issues I kept finding conflicting information on the internet but eventually found a recommendation to get this app. I balked at the cost at first but I’m so glad I got it! The diet itself has helped my issues enormously and this app helps make clear what is safe to eat during elimination, and how much. It also has a guide to reintroduction and a diary section to keep track of meals and symptoms. I reckon it saves me money since I’m less likely to buy food that will make me sick. I refer to the searchable database constantly! I hope you don’t need this diet but if you do, this app is a valuable tool.
54321wxyz - Quality research based app from university
This app is developed by the Monash university research team, and it’s based on their research as well as years of prior research in nutrition. They have tested all the foods in the app, which makes it reliable w the latest research available, which was important to me. Attempting to Google all of this information on various blogs on the Internet does not work… Only results and confusion because many bloggers are getting their information secondhand or third hand or from each other. Plus the information evolves based on research. 8 bucks for the app funds this research . I created a shopping list with all low fodmap foods. Tracks meals and symptoms too
Siskel14 - Inconsistent and Incomplete
This app doesn’t seem to have basic things that I thought I was supposed to avoid, such as chicory root/inulin which is in so many things. But it has chicory leaves (as green light) which I don’t think I’ve ever eaten. There are many things on here that I thought I COULD eat, such as corn and sweet potatoes, but now I learn I shouldn’t. OK, since Monash is the authority I will take their word for it.
But... another example, the bread section is super confusing. I thought I couldn’t eat most bread but sourdough but when you search sourdough, it lists it both as red light and green light, along with white, wheat, and whole meal as both red/green as well. I don’t see what the difference is between the entries that make some red and some green. Therefore, I don’t know how I am supposed to follow this diet if I can’t even figure out what is OK to eat.
LiddleKiddle - Better and better!
This app is what I wanted, but right now I feel that it is incomplete. I am in the US and many common foods are missing. The last update was a month ago, but when I look online, fresh cranberries are listed on the web site but they are not part of the app data. As this app costs more than most, I am hoping that it will continue to grow. As it is now, when in the store, I have to also consult PDFs I have downloaded from other sources. UPDATE— I have not experienced the issues with the last update some others have. While I still supplement the Guide’s info from other sources, this is really handy in the supermarket. I am updating my rating!
Power-user-Tom - Great but not done yet
The best database of information, great features... but they need to make it so the journal entries and all our info gets synced across all devices. Typically this is done either by storing it on their server (necessitating creating an account) or storing it on our iCloud Drive. We users have phones and tablets and use both, actively. Plus computers: Be nice to have access from a web app, also.
Other reviewers have made good suggestions, like the one about adding one’s own recipes. It’s been seven months since the last update. Can we at least have a quarterly cadence?
grievedghost - Needs Sync
I have been using this app for a short time and have found it a very helpful way to combine useful information, meal tracking, symptom tracking, and stress tracking all in one place and in an organized/prompted fashion. My one complaint so far has been that both iPad and iPhone version are offered, but without the ability to create an account or otherwise sync information between the devices. I like having the portability of the iPhone app, but find it much easier to comprehensively journal from my iPad, so the ability to map information together would be very helpful.
kirbycakes - Great info but recent app redesign is confusing
I have been using this app since it was released (and following the guide long before that). The new updates make the guide look much more slick but I find the new interface confusing because I can no longer glance at the list and quickly determine which foods are off limits for me because they are no longer greyed out. Also, when multiple serving sizes are listed for foods, they are not consistent in size order from item to item; that is, one item will have serving sizes listed from smallest to largest, while the next one will be listed from largest to smallest. Please fix these changes!
Steveshooman - Works for What I Need
I find the food guide robust enough that I can find the answers I need in most cases. Considering the guide is the result of testing each food, it’s pretty impressive. The diary is extensive enough that I can track everything fairly easily. Yes, it would be nice if the food diary wasn’t just plain text-entry, but creating a large database of all possible foods is probably beyond the scope of the developers’ intent.
A feature I would find helpful is a place to track what week/step one is in for each of the phases. If this exists, I haven’t stumbled across it yet.
Angi334 - Spot on!
I bought this app so that I could try following a low FODMAP diet to see if I would feel better. At first I continued to eat the foods I normally ate and when I felt symptoms I would check the app for all the foods I had eaten that day. And every time I felt bad I discovered that I had in fact eaten a red light food. This app is so spot on and it's so very simple to use and understand. It's my partner in my journey to feeling my best all of the time. I could never memorize all the foods in this app and whether their safe or not. It's definitely a must have if you wish to eat a low FODMAP diet.
PBerg86 - Love info but hard to see
I have recently been diagnosed with SIBO and find this a really useful guide. I admit that I don’t follow it exactly and have tried to figure out what bothers me based on experience and referring to this app. I am in denial about wheat flour but I may have to test all categories. I know lactose, onions and garlic are major problems and can assume some other things by looking at this app. Some things I assumed would be a problem are not in the category according to the app.
My only complaint is the lack of font control. I find there isn’t enough contrast, making it hard for my old eyes to read.
I would definitely recommend this app.
anner3121 - Best tool I have found so far for IBS diet
I was hesitant to buy an app when there is so much free information but this app was strongly recommended to me by other IBS sufferers and I am glad I did. It explained to me why I was having trouble with certain foods that other lists said were OK. It is updated regularly with the latest research, unlike a list. It also has portion sizes, so I can have a few of my beloved almonds safely instead of putting them on the NO list. It doesn’t have much prepared food on it, you have to look up ingredients, but I have to do that anyway with this condition. I think it is well worth the cost.
Shelby jacox - Not as good
There are other free* FODMAP apps that seem to do more. I am a bit disappointed that for $8 it’s not a better food diary. It would be nice to show a trend of information if you take the time to detail what you’re eating. At least to show something you enter could show a trend to your symptoms and there is nothing I could see that showed a way to track that without reading each meal you entered and making your own way to graph or track it. I was hoping to just look at something after a week of entries and identify that I ate “eggs 5 days” and I had this symptom consistently for a similar time frame 12 hours later. May be I’m doing things wrong
domestic goodess - Much more US sources needed
This ap is truly a God send!thank you! The only reason I didn't give you all stars was because I live in America... I am into eating gluten free no dairy and organic... I noticed that your companies that you verified as true to good ingredients was seriously limited...How about Udis, Tinkyada,Pamelas products! ... just to name a few!This ap even ehen switched to American???? really I dont have a clue what much of the products are! Never heard of. An instant coffee? really? Everyone I know enjoy organic grown coffee... drip coffee the real deal! Instant!? yuk! You need several Americans on your team. But you are wonderful & helping many... nothing like this exists in the US Thank you thank you & Im trying to help by giving good criticism. good luck! Summer Weisel
spicezoe - Game Changer
If you’re about to get on the Low FODMAP diet, this is by far the best app as it’s straight from the researchers who are continually testing food. Once you’ve done elimination you can then put your ‘group’ that you have issues with in and it greys out that food, making it easy to navigate the supermarket and menus. It’s definitely pricey for an app but at least the $$ go where the research is happening (and needed). If you like bananas like I do, I appreciate the research they have done on the stages of ripening that bananas go through so they are (in the correct ripe state) back on the menu, thanks to Monash Universities diligence.
Delainey2001 - Great App, but not for Americans
I love this app and all of its opportunities. My favorite is the food diary because it has so many options to write about! I do think that it is hard for Americans to really enjoy this app! Maybe try to get an American to put in some food options! I also think the Food Diary should have a notification center so customers can set notifications throughout the day or the end of the day! Both if those options aside I am in love with this app! It is so helpful to me . I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease July 2021 and this app has been so helpful! Thank you Monash Creaters!
Pianojazz13 - Worth every penny
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.
ilovecyan - So Helpful I Bought It Twice
Monash University is the leading voice in the science of the FODMAP diet, which is not a fad diet, but a medical diet specifically designed for individuals with Celiac, Crohn's, or IBS. If you are looking for a dietary solution or supplementation to your current treatment plan for one of these conditions then this diet could be very helpful for you. And Monash University are they people who can help.
They are constantly updating their app with newly tested food items from around the world.
The dietary information is easy to access and easy to understand. I even bought this app for my mom, who helps prepare some of the FODMAP meals, and she able to look things up on her own (even though technology is not her forte).
I have learned so much about food and food groups from this app. What was making me sick, how to eliminate and then reintroduce and create balance. I’ve also been able to help other family members based on the knowledge of this app.
Michael Ansel - This dataset is life changing
I have been using this app to check foods regularly for the last nine months and it has completely changed my life.
The new refresh makes the individual sugars more visible, which is great!
Sadly, the latest update has significantly complicated that most common workflow (check if a food is okay): instead of open app, search for food, you now need to open app, tap, wait, swipe down, and only then can you get to the search bar. I appreciate the beautiful app refresh; I just wish that most common use case could be made more efficient again.
merri@@@@ - Very helpful and practical. A life-changer!
I call this app "FODMAP for Dummies"
as it is VERY user friendly and VERY simple to use. The user can quickly see which foods are safe...or not.
The red/yellow/green-light system follows right along with Monash's reintroductory phase, too, because it shows how the different amounts of a food can be tolerated, or not.
I can't understand why anyone would think it a waste of money. Come on, it's only a one-time cost of $7, and the app is even updated with new food added. It'll make a difference in your life.
a nonym - Easy to use format, informative researched content
Informative and easy to use food guide. Diary allows multiples types of entries— food, mood, symptoms, notes, etc. Recipes (and good photography) is encouraging and inspiring.
One suggestion: set a filter option in the Food Guide section so that one can easily toggle to all “green” (allowable) foods. Seeing a list of what is allowed is certainly more encouraging than seeing a bunch of things that are marked “red” (high in FODMAP) that I miss.
Who knows. As we get further along in this diet, maybe I’ll comeback and update the star rating...
6890plx - The Cure for my symptoms
I had tried using a Fodmap food list before without any results, so I just assumed I was going to suffer indefinitely. But I found this after a recent doctors visit at her recommendation, and even though I was skeptical, following the information in this app has completely alleviated all my digestive symptoms. Being able to see the quantity of food allowed before overloading my body is something I had never seen before. The restrictiveness is hard, but works.
Lappt - What a great resource!
I’ve been following the Low FODMAP diet for about 6 months now. This app has been worth every penny I paid! I highly recommend it!
I love that I can add notes to items - I’ve started doing this as I have been able to reintroduce some foods or completely eliminate others. I keep the app open while I’m looking at recipes, or at the grocery store.
Of course, I wish it contained the information about lots of prepared foods, however I get that it’s an app developed in Australia and used internationally- there’s no way they could have everything... but it only takes a few more moments to look up by individual ingredients.
One wish - I have the app on both my iPad as well as iPhone. I wish there was a way to somehow make notes written in one device to carryover to the other, but it’s definitely not anything more than a small inconvenience to not have it sync.
LoovilleSlugger - Feature Request: Sub-Filters
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.”
mjblue7 - Very Helpful; One Bug
This app saved my life trying to figure out this new FODMAP diet. I was so confused at first but this app was instrumental in helping me complete a whole week worth of following this very confusing diet and helping me find new recipes that actually were all pretty tasty. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend this app without hesitation is what other users have said - when you complete the 7-day diary and click the button to export the report to show your doctor or practitioner, it always crashes. Please fix this bug!!
acoustic_41 - A necessity for the FODMAP diet
I have struggled to find the foods that my gastroenterologist said I should eat in low FODMAPs. I had no idea what they were and which foods had which types of the triggers that caused my discomfort and motive flow. I give this app the highest recommendation of any app I have ever used. The developer has put TONS of work into categorizing all of the information into a simple and easy to use app and there has been numerous updates to the amount of listings in the food guide. Awesome work and Thank you so much Monash University!!
Reedspond - The Best FODMAP Guide
I’ve followed the Fodmap diet for 5+ yrs, and this has always been my guide. They scientifically test foods to determine what type of Fodmap might be in the food and decipher a safe portion. They’ve recently added processed foods (cereals, protein drinks, etc). The app also walks you through the reintroduction phase. And....it is continually updated with new foods and scientific findings at no additional cost.
The guide is easy to use, and is an enormous help for newbies, and 5 years later, I’m still using the app almost daily. Worth every single penny!
LOWFODMAPPER - Be careful when transferring to new phone
I really like this app but when I updated my phone the information I logged didn’t transfer over with it. Make sure you download and email yourself a copy before you get a new phone. Also, I liked how the app knew what day and time it was but now I have to choose the time every time I place a new entry. Not sure why that’s the case now. Only a minor annoyance though. This app definitely eased my low FODMAP journey and is worth the money in my opinion.
grrldgr - Helpful however
This app helped me greatly find food offenders. It did not help me heal. I didn’t start healing until I eliminated sweeteners, vegetables and fruit completely. Rice flares my arthritis and sweeteners flare my back pain. Gluten gives me leaky gut. I season my food with herbs. From most to least, I consume beef, eggs, butter, pork, cheese, tuna, mayo, and fresh sourdough bread. I’m on cloud 9 and I have never felt so well. You could say my diet is a hybrid of low fiber and carnivore. I look forward to trying liver for the first time just for the benefits that I have read. Anyway, this app helped me get where I am today. I recommend it.
Crbriggs - Monash gave me my life back!
I had very little success on the low FODMAP diet before I had the Monash app. My gastroenterologist gave me a two column, single page list- what to eat, what not to- that was outdated, incomplete, and in many cases just totally wrong. With this app I was finally able to understand the diet, safe portions, and how to eat without symptoms. I am back to living a normal, functional life without worrying about my IBS. I have tried other apps as well and nothing compares- thank you Monash! Worth every penny!
CCML86 - Incredibly Useful
This app and diet has really transformed my life. After suffering for years with stomach discomfort, I was recently diagnosed with IBS. Starting the diet was difficult, but this made it so much easier and manageable. My only suggestion is that I wish it had more US products, especially as more people are being diagnosed with IBS in the states. Partnering with organizations that test more US products and foods would be a great next logical step!
M-Dem - Life saver
This app really helped with that feeling of dread as I first started navigating my way through this diet. Without this app and the support it provides both during elimination as well as the way way to help with reintroduction I may have given up and not seen such great symptom improvement. I try to never purchase apps but this one is well worth it and deserves the funding for all of the work and research backed up information it provides. Thank you.
ibssux - This app is great!
It’s a bummer to see these low ratings! I’ve been using this app for a couple weeks and I think it’s fantastic! It doesn’t have a ton of low FODMAP brands available in the US market, but other than that, it’s very thorough and informative. I found the red/yellow/green labeling with relevant quantities to be extremely helpful. This is an excellent tool for precise measuring/dealing with “stacking” and overall very helpful in managing my elimination diet.
alexisjustine221 - DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY
If I could give it a zero I would. It promises all these recipes but it’s literally just a list of foods. And half the time you can’t even search for what you’re looking for. It’s whatever info they put into it. It’s lacking in all areas as an app. There’s nothing interactive about it. When you log your meals you literally write everything out. It would be easier if you could create recipes and save them and log them. But in the end, it was a complete waste of money. I found out all of this info that’s offered for free by doing my own research. They gouged because it’s some “university” but its a WASTE OF MONEY. And they won’t even give me my money back.
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Hayelz - Amazing app
I feel confident using this app that the information I’m getting is correct knowing it came directly from the place that discovered the information.
Some suggested improvements for user ability:
- have a way to filter by FODMAP
E.g if I went to reintroduce sorbitol give me a way I can search for foods with that FODMAP specifically so I can try them out rather than having to scroll through and click into each food item
- more information on each food intolerance
E.g 60% of people with fructose intolerance also have an intolerance to fructans (made up statistic)
Just to help us figure out which FODMAP to try and reintroduce first or last OR have that suggested somewhere in the app
- favourites is great - also having a button to click to put a certain food in a “bad” pile would be amazing as I’m OCD and love putting things into neat lists
- online support channel - where those of us who have bought the app can connect on a social channel to discuss strategies and ideas and share information we’ve found
- list of FODMAP approved doctors or dietitions. Easy way to streamline the course available on the website and the medical proffessionals who have completed it so it’s easier for us to find.
Munchkinette - Amazing app - life changing information
This app provides guidance around what foods and quantities are ‘safe’ for people with gastrointestinal issues such as IBS or even just pain. I have now been using this app for over a year. I it initial it can take time to adjust your diet and understand what is safe. Once you get a grasp of it the app is invaluable. I use it when cooking, grocery shopping and to advise others. I have gone from being in constant pain with a low quality of life to being active, running 6 kms and returning to work. I could not have achieved any of this without the support this app provides.
The app is constantly updated with results from new tests. There are even recipes you can try.
So beware this app can be life changing. I highly recommend purchasing the app and giving it a go. It is worth every cent you pay and more! I hope you get a result as amazing as mine!
재밋다아ㅏㅇ - Amazing!
This app is exactly what I was looking for! I have had IBS for 3yrs now without knowing it was IBS. To fix the issues I’ve tried Paleo diet, Whole Foods Plant-based diet. They sometimes worked sometimes didn’t. I wondered why. I haven’t seen a doctor because I’m living in another country and I didn’t want to. I was doing my research and decided not to follow any extreme diets anymore. Instead, I wanted to find the foods that do not or less trigger my gut issue. I was started writing my food diary to record what I eat and how I feel. Then I found this great app that narrows down the less irritating foods with guidance and so many more information and functions. Easy to use. It’s just perfect and I will keep using the app even after I get off the Low FODMAP diet in a month or so.
Thank you Monash FODMAP team!!
gypseacat13 - Really good but would like some things changed.
Great helpful app.
But have a few things would like changed/fixed.
Some of the diary entries aren’t working when I put them in.
Also I feel that having the symptom entry be for how I’ve been feeling over the past day isn’t all that appropriate because ibs changes constantly throughout the day and in response to eating and exercise and whatever else so I feel it’s more appropriate to be able to select the time frame we’re recoding symptoms for and/or the symptoms are recorded for a specific chosen time point rather than in the last however long.
Would love more recipes. And especially recipes that only use completely green/low fodmap foods, don’t want to use recipes that have ingredients in them that you’re only allowed a certain amount of in the day before it reaches orange or red amount.
More extra tips for how to go about the diet and ways to manage ibs symptoms should be included. Information of the types of ibs and fibre intake should be included too.
Other things/treatment options that can help people with ibs should be mentioned as well, especially because the diet doesn’t work for everybody.
quinceduck - Life changing
This app is straight from the source that did the FODMAP research.
I’m referring to the comprehensive food lists multiple times a day, and the ability to filter by which indigestible sugar a “red light” food contains is making my IBS detective work much, much easier.
The diary function is easy to use, thorough and incredibly useful, though having a drawing of faeces next to your meal notes is a bit off-putting at first!
There aren’t many recipes, but there are plenty more ideas online, though googling is not always as reliable as this app in finding recipes that are completely safe. I’ve pretty much adapted all my staple curries and stews based on the advice here and on the Monash IBS blog.
If you are going to the effort of this fairly challenging diet I think it’s essential to have a 100% reliable, science based app to make sure you’re doing it properly. It’s impossible to memorise so many good and bad foods so having a full reference in your pocket at the supermarket gives you complete confidence in the process, rather than being hit or miss.
Thanks for your work and I can feel it making a difference less than 10 days in!
jojop48 - Excellent App
This is one of the best things I have followed. I never write reviews but felt I had to let other people know this is a fantastic app. I have followed the Mediterranean diet and fasted and tried various healthy alternative eating habits and still had terrible pain and discomfort. When I started eating foods that had been tested using science by the The Monash UNI I had an instant change to my gut and how I felt. After two days I felt so different. No more cramps or wind, Diarrhea or constipation. I have been eating anything recommended under the green dot to see how I felt initially. No milk, wheat, and certain vegetables. This has been life changing for me. I can’t recommend it enough. And I can still eat some types of cheese! Thank you Monash. I’m telling everyone.
13th SC - You need this app!
I was told by a few people not to bother buying an app as “all this information is online for free”, which is sort of true. But after having a few bad experiences with incorrect information I learned my lesson and purchased. I use this as my one source of truth when it comes to what I can eat.
I love the diary feature which I use daily. It would be cool if this could integrate into Apple Watch to track water intake (a nice to have feature, not a necessity!)
The reason I gave only 4 stars is because there are some certified fodmap friendly foods that aren’t included in the app (yet) and I’d love to have a barcode scanner for foods. It’s an excellent app and I’ve found it easy to use!
MuscovyDuckling - Detailed but confusing
The traffic light system is a helpful basic guide, but it’s not explained well and can therefore be misleading. For example, it says for green light foods you can eat multiple servings at a time. However, for many green light foods (for instance, Brussel sprouts) the serving size is small (2 sprouts) and the additional information states that a serve of 4 sprouts contains high FODMAPs - so two servings of this green light food should be avoided. It also doesn’t explain if these are daily serving sizes similar to RDA (eg. 2 sprouts per day) or serving sizes per meal (eg. 2 sprouts per meal).
Also, ‘toast with peanut butter” is not really a recipe guys ;) The breakfast recipes are pretty disappointing like that.
Otherwise, very detailed and helpful. Thanks.
Proofreader - First impressions
Great app, a big help, but;
No sync - many children have dietary issues. Please consider a method for parents to interact with their children's diary and more
Not for those with celiac disease - how many of those who require a low fodmap diet are also celiac sufferers...
Please consider a setting to filter gluten too.
Lack of meal calculations - for example. If I eat two Brussels sprouts (green) does this mean I can or can't also eat 1 carrot.
Lacks multi user support - if a parent wants to use the app for their own food issues while at the same time manage the diet of a child with different needs they currently need two devices
More filtering options needed - I'm not sure why I need to see every filtered red light food all the time.
Usually (when shopping/cooking) I will just want to see the foods that are safe and not have to scroll through a long list reminding me of all the things that are off limits.
Please, please, please add a gluten filter.
G36x))9tm - Recipe woes
The traffic light system is great. It's much more detailed than I was expecting and I use it all the time. But the recipe section is terrible. Some recipes are incomplete e.g unfinished sentences and ingredients missing. There aren't many recipes and some of them are so basic that they shouldn't be classed as recipes e.g. toast and margarine. I assumed that new recipes would get added all the time but that hasn't happened. You can find a better range of low FODMAP recipes on the internet. I don't use the diary function at all because I don't want to be limited to the recipes on the app. Also, It would be great to see review ratings of each recipe by other users so you know whether a recipe has turned out ok for others before trying it.
Shirl Morrissey - Use this all the time in Dietetic practice!
This app has been unbelievably helpful not only for me personally suffering from IBS but also as a dietitian in practice. There are so many foods all with multiple serving sizes which helps me to know exactly which serving sizes are appropriate for me and my tolerance level. The new diary is extremely useful for recording details in symptoms and is has made it really easy for me to be able to link peoples symptoms with the foods they are having. From a long time app user. Massive thank you for all the hard work!
calmguts - Makes eating easy
The App is very visual as well as informative. Easy to use . I find the recipes good and use the app when I’m shopping to check which food items are given the ‘green light’ . I still am learning about the complexities of the gut and diet, but then so too are the experts !! Well done Monash on your research and sharing of such valuable info that can make a real difference to people’s health and understanding. It’s worked for me . Eliminating was relatively easy - reintroduction is more difficult I find - but I’m still on the mission 😀 thank you .
TTTTYYYTYYTTYTT - Great starting point for IBS sufferers but still fairly limited
Whilst this app is a great starting point for someone suffering from IBS and trying to maintain a Low FODMAP diet, I do find it very limiting. Variety of foods/ different types of food more culture specific aren’t available in the app... like what about wrap bread? It would be great to see more specific branded packaged food from
The supermarket that are available to purchase to take the guesswork out.
Whilst I understand the nature of this diet, the app is really a stepping stone to alleviating the nuances of what you can and can’t eat on a Low FODMAP diet!
TiffAMK - Helped so much
This app (and the Monash Low FODMAP diet in general) has improved my quality of life so much. I used to be miserable and constantly in pain. I’m slowly identifying what I can and can’t eat. The only thing I wish I could do with this app is filter foods. I know I can filter for each of the FODMAPS. But I wish I could filter and see all the foods with fructans, for example, so it’s easier to see in one place what I should be avoiding rather than having to click on every food category and every food item.
Everyotherbamewastakenmeh - Waste of money
The green/orange/red light system seemed good at first but upon further investigation there are no tea explanations for anything, there’s a green and a red light for two types of milk that are both soy and doesn’t take any time to explain what each one means, if I feel like I have to refer to google to figure it out I automatically feel like I wasted my money. Another thing as well it would be great if there was examples of each item say from like a supermarket item that is regularly used but there isn’t which is funny because they know for sure that brumbies bread is totally ok to eat which automatically makes me assume they have product placement in an app they make people pay for which looks really bad imo
Lizziebee84 - Makes FODMAP possible
I can’t even imagine starting the FODMAP diet without this app. It has made my first two weeks possible and at times slightly enjoyable! The research these guys do is amazing. The app is easy to use and allows you to block out certain food groups you aren’t allowed. It shows you serves that should be tolerated for the different foods as well. Starting this can be daunting, but with a bit of patience and an understanding of the app it is possible!
Dcarbonewa - Improvement opportunities
In general the app is easy to navigate and it offers great suggestions and guidelines. I feel an area that could be improved is the recipe pages. Surprisingly there isn’t enough recipe options. Unfortunately I don’t use the app for the recipes as the variety/options are limited but the other areas such as food guide are excellent. Definitely not value for money but good reference tool to have when grocery shopping.
Shazz66 - Great Help
This is such an easy App to use even for an ‘IT Noob’ like me.
So easy to understand with the ‘Traffic Light System’ so you know exactly how much of something you may be able to tolerate...chock full of great information, updates on new food regularly, & you can key in any food/drink item to check it’s suitability.
Very handy for Support Workers, friends or family to have too if they want to get or cook you something.
snog86 - Not too bad!
Have downloaded the app today and am enjoying seeing what I should and shouldn’t be eating. However, for the daily menu it would be great to have an option to click on an item and add it directly to the menu rather than typing it in. A barcode scanning option would also be handy. Other than that it’s a great app.... and I can still have my wine :p !!!!!!
Glooed - Thanks Monash!
This app is actually fantastic - accurate, detailed information on a really wide range of foods. The traffic light system on serving sizes does take a little while to get used to because the Fodmap quantity of many foods is dose specific. But this app provides all the info you need in a clear way for something that can be quite complicated. So worth persisting! I didn’t really use the recipe section. Thanks Monash!
WingfishHQ - Essential first step going lofo
I bought this when I first started following a lofo diet and I found it practical and easy to use. I like the traffic light system for shopping and found the information chapters really informative and it helped me to understand why fodmaps were causing me issues. I’m also glad that they seem to update it when new info or research comes out.
the app raterer - Pretty terrible
Very basic app with a small variety of basic foods/ ingredients. Almost no store bought food other than brumbies bread and a single brand of health snack bar?? There should be entire ranges of common meals to view, and a huge range of store bought foods and homemade dishes.
Basic ingredients (no foods, dishes, meals etc) and a basic interface that shouldn’t come close to charging $12 let alone anything. Especially as Australia’s top bought apps at this price it makes you wander what the University is doing with that money. There are free apps for calorie counting that offer a vastly better database of foods than this app offers.
Suziepup - New version is painful to use
This new version is a pain to use.
The older versions used to have the traffic lights on the right so you could scroll through the list of foods (eg vegetables) and see at a glance what you can and cant have.
Now you have to click on each and every one to see if you can have it or not.
Some pictures are lightened if they are something you can’t have using your filter but it’s not easy to see (eg: molasses looks the same, and I know can’t have it).
I miss the old version so much, it was a pleasure to use :-(
Sleepless in Brisbane - New Update Not As Functional
I used to find it super easy to use the traffic lights... NOW, the new version only shows the names of vegetables etc. and you need to click on each vegetable to see if it's green, yellow or red. Before, when you went into vegetables, you could see all of the traffic lights next to each item, without having to click into the item to see what colour it is. Used to be worth it, not its time consuming and not as functional as before.
Jlc. 138 - Great app
This app is fantastic in being able to identify which foods I can and can’t have. I love being able to use it on both my phone and iPad. I often refer to it when I’m grocery shopping. The traffic light system of colours to indicate safe or unsafe foods broken down into each element plus amounts safe to consume is so helpful. Highly recommend the app
Macgei - Food guide for Asian food ingredients needed!
The app covers a wide range of food and ingredients but I think the data base should not just stop there.
Covering more and more food and ingredients will be appreciated. Living in Sydney, there are so many delicious Asia restaurants I can choose from. However I am not comfortable with what they put it in because they are not been covered by FODMAP analysis..!
While more and more of people paying for this app and organisation, I hope they can grow the data base to complete wider range.
Monkeytactics - Some user improvements required
Hi app developers I hope you can see this, as the ‘Send Feedback’ option in the app doesn’t work. There are 2 things I hope you can fix: 1. I can generate diary reports for preview, but I can’t export it - nothing happens when I click the export icon. This would really help so I can print out the report. 2. It would be great if I can share data between devices (between my iPad and iPhone, for example). Thank you!
EenyMeenyMinniMo - Suggestions
I have found the information very helpful and have been feeling well since checking and deleting different foods from my diet.
My suggestion is
Can a ‘suggestion box ‘ be added to allow customers to input items which aren’t currently listed so these foods can be added to the list after research is done on them.
endureweb - Fabulous but no data sharing.
I love it and it’s super useful. But I spent an hour starring all the foods I can eat and enjoy. Only to find out it doesn’t share that info with my phone. I would love to be able to meal plan on tablet and then take the shopping list on my phone. Bit disappointed there.
But otherwise it’s making the process much easier to get into the diet.
007Diane - Worth the $$
After having a year of constant pain, I downloaded the app after my doctor recommended I go low fodmap. So glad I did, it has been a huge game changer! After eliminating high fodmap foods I’m looking forward to the next phase of reintroduction of foods to find my triggers. Hope the app continues to grow and provide more features.
Treen62 - Great app, but date flags confusing
Suggest making the static bright white line under ‘Wednesday’ a dynamic signal to show the current day of the week, instead of using the dark blue circle.
That would mean that a coloured circle around any day would signal the selected day, whether or not it was today.
Also: Stool diary spelling error: sepArate, not sepErate.
its1987 - Amazingly Useful and Easy to Use
I stick to a strict Low FODMAP diet and it wouldn’t be possible without this app. The update is amazing, it is clear, visually appealing, functions exactly how I would hope and importantly it has a wealth of information.
I wouldn’t be able to navigate eating out or buying groceries without it. Thanks to the team!
Melmerigan - Terrific resource
The Monash app. is the best one I’ve ever bought. It is my go to guide for everything Low FODMAP and even though I’ve been at this for a long time I still use the app. regularly. I love also that the proceeds from your purchase goes back into research and that foods are constantly being tested and updated.
Soph ch - It’s a confusion
Almost all the food has red light, it’s awesome that the app tells you how much amount of food you can eat without reaching the red light. However, it is confusing that some of the food that has been marked down as a green light food under certain amount without telling you how much you eat will be in the red zone or it’s totally safe to eat it as much as you want. Hopefully there’ll be an improvement.
Hendotwit - App was a life changer for my son
My son was diagnosed with Fructose Malabsorption. This app changed his life and made it so much easier to change the way we eat. Substitutions in recipes were easier we even use the recipes on the site. Seeing him go from a sickly no energy kid to a healthy happy sporty kid makes this diet worth every inconvenience.
Dalbarino - Ticks the boxes
FODMAP information is quite complicated and the range of foods is enormous. The is app simplified the issue for me and my family and (using the app) I have been able to modify my diet without stress.
It’s been great to use and quite informative. I’ve recommended it to a number of people who, similarly, find it very helpful. Thanks.
drAlMac - I shouldn’t have waited
After finding this app I spent too long trying to manage my diet with online resources and conversations with doctors. After finally buying it, I only regret not using it from the beginning. This app makes managing my sensitive diet more manageable than any other resource.
ATT2502 - Can’t share my diary report
I used to be able to share my diary report with my dietitian and now I can’t do it anymore. For an app that costs this much, I would expect to have better basic features... Also, it would be nice if we could actually take a picture of what we’re eating to register in the diary. As there’s a lot of Asian food/dishes that are not on the list, sometimes it’s easier to show the picture to my dietitian rather than writing it down on the app. There’s a lot of room for improvement.
tyler.rose - Needs more work
The app has its ups and downs but mostly needs updates!! I find that if you don’t have data you can’t use the app while food shopping, which is annoying after paying that it’s not like saved or anything. Also the save options on what you eat. The log diary doesn’t have a log on what you have eaten during the day, it’s just save the name of your meals. Would be cool to save certain Veggies you had for lunch or something..
DaniM1877 - Needs to be more comprehensive to justify the price
This app is way too basic in regards to checking which foods are low fodmap, and the recipes aren’t complete and clearly no one is checking them. I tried cooking the chicken cacciatore and not only are half the ingredients missing from the method, but it says to cook the veg before browning the chicken (very unsafe) and also to cook in the oven “on a medium heat” instead of specifying a temperature. The dieticians who write these recipes need some cooking lessons from real chefs.
Theresse80 - Great app but recipe images odd
Fabulous app. Would like to see more ingredients listed and added to the food guide when possible. One small thing that strikes me as odd is the use of stock photos for the recipes. Most include images of ingredients that aren’t in the recipe - like onions and beetroot. Would be great if they included real corresponding images.
bmizoney - Has helped me heaps
This really helped with learning what I can and can't eat with basic food, I'd like to see some more products listed. Like pasta sauces and curries etc. then it's easier to whip something up. Keep it going though, really appreciate the work so far!!
**App currently is not working for me since the update??
jj2540 - Frustrated
I downloaded the App to my iPad and was impressed that I could read recipes...all of them but when I wanted to print one I couldn’t. I then downloaded it to my iPhone only to find that I could only access breakfast menus. It’s very annoying to go from one device to another to get what you want especially after you have paid for it!
wildestreak - Great app
Fantastic app, very user friendly and easy to use! Worth the money if you have IBS!! It would be the perfect app if there was a larger variety of low fodmap recipes available through it, however the Monash website provides those just a few more clicks away. Thank you for developing this!
robertahills - Issues
Just downloaded the app and set the sensitivity to high for Lactose. Application says that Butter is ok to eat. Hmmmm.
Response: Interestingly, within a day of usage, with the filters still on, Butter (dairy base) no longer appears in the list of items on the app that I can see. Presumably the filters have done that.
The app does say that on first use of the filters that the app will need resetting or some such for the filters to start functioning correctly. Maybe this warning could be more specific. Eg: restart the app / restart the phone / wait an hour
I am still using the app and finding it very simple after a few days use. I don’t 100% trust it yet.
youdontwantfeedback? - Latest version
This is an excellent app but the latest revision of layout needs much better editing. There is no consistency in the order from smaller to larger quantities- the visual listing swaps back and forward in a way that makes it much harder to use quickly
Akw80 - Vital
This app has been vital to my fodmap journey. Knowing the small fee goes back into research makes this one of the very few apps I have purchased. I love the traffic light system and the regular updates. It’s fascinating how things keep changing with more research
GerardBXD - It has been better
The information in this app is fantastic! But the UI redesign a few months back has made navigation less intuitive and slower. PLUS it now prevents users from looking at FODMAP info when there is no internet connection - a real bummer since my supermarket has no reception.
SarahForrest - Not what its worth!
$13 for what?
I understand its a good app in the sense it helps BUT not very much! I was told that the app had brands of food that you would find in your Australian supermarkets and yet when i type in common brands it gets ‘no result’!?
The app also has loads of bugs such as buttons not sitting where they should be! (I use an iPhone 8 plus)
I was hoping for more! I’m disappointed and feeling ripped off.
(Other apps give you basically the same for free)
Sprsw - After update
After the last update the app would crash when opened. Deleted and reinstalled seemed to fix the issue.
Great new look thanks for a great app which is used weekly.
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Kntmstevenson - fantastic
recommend including in the digestive section rating for stomach (upper abdomen in the ribcage) discomfort similar to the abdominal one you already have.
Wasaga411 - Ignore the low ratings
The difference between this app and the free versions is that this is the official app by the FODMAP creators. I found several discrepancies in the free apps. In a do or die dietary situation, there can be no guesswork or mistakes.
This app also has extra information including specific instructions on how the diet should be followed, and photos of all the foods.
Mr.kuz - Ignore low ratings
Reading the reviews here and any low ratings clearly come from people that don’t fully understand the low fodmap diet or are too lazy to spend time learning about it. Every food on here is tested by monash. This app is very useful for the base ingredients in your meals. Don’t buy it expecting something like the spoonful app with thousands of products in the database (which mind you have NOT been officially tested). I’ve found various errors in spoonful and after a simple report to the devs they change things from red to green? No thanks.. if you want to take this diet seriously this app will be your best friend. Thank you Monash.
Qun592 - Essential for the diet. Worth it
I was in the app multiple times a day when I started LoFo. After many months now I check in to review, and catch up on the New Foods section. Lots of updates and different functions depending on your needs.
xyvgguvhkbb - Great resource
There is a lot of information to take in and understand when diagnosed with IBS. This app definitely helped navigate the process. Understanding the triggers and help change what I was consuming to significantly improve my quality of life
Annonymous9 - Amazing app
This app is amazing. Doing a low fodmap diet is very complicated. This app made things far simpler. I loved having all the information I needed in one place. The recipes are delicious and easy to make with common ingredients. I can’t recommend this app enough.
ÉtoileduNil - Version en français
Votre App était déjà d’un grand secours mais avec le support en français elle est tout simplement devenue géniale! Merci pour vos recherches et bonne continuité dans le développement de cet outil
Mireille2021 - Tout ce dont j’ai besoin
Application essentielle pour toute personne sérieuse désirant débuter la diète sans FODMAP.
Application facile d’utilisation et très bien expliqué avec beaucoup d’info.
De plus, tous les profits servent à financer les recherches.
bew99 - Good data, Mediocre App
Great list of reviewed foods, but the data entry and reporting capability is so poor that my dietician asks me to enter the data separately, as they cannot use the reports this app generates.
Reviewerwxyz - Useless
Most of the information on the app is widely available across the internet.
What would be helpful is a combination of the FODMaPs research with a diary. For example, it is ok to eat one slice of white bread. What if that is combined with other products that contain fructose and I exceed a suggested limit?
I was expecting an app that would be much more practical. Pick and choose the ingredients for the meal that I am going to consume and log them in my diary and summarize the FODMaPs on a meal/daily basis.
Rather than making a Google search for the FODMaP of an ingredient I’m typing the same thing into the app. This app has no incremental Value.
IBS sufferer - App keeps closing!
It keeps closing every time I try to search a food.
Eatem8m8 - Need more recipes
This app desperately needs more recipes and more variety.
Surreal Hippie - Don’t waste your money
The filters to just show Canadian products don’t work. They also list companies that are FODMAP Certified, but not the products they make that are. There are also inconsistencies between their website and the app 🤷🏼♀️ I spent $11 on this app and have to just look up everything online anyway.
Jessmountain - Just what was needed
I was diagnosed with IBS about 5 years ago after a bad flu.
I have been on the fodmap diet before but by using printed sheets from my dietician.
I just downloaded this app since I’m flaring up again and having trouble tempering what I can eat and not eat.
This app with the traffic lights is so clear! This makes choosing food a breeze!
I also have GERD and being on the fodmap a diet also reduces these symptoms.
I highly recommend this app!
benp… - Great
Thanks for the color blind option!
D1o2n3n4a5 - Nine months into the fodmap diet.
This is likely the best 12 dollars I have ever spent. That being said it did take me awhile to figure it’s ins and outs. I reckon there are still lots going on I haven’t stumbled onto. The how to part is a bit week but just imagine you were a little kid and hit all the buttons and see what they do.
Vallance01 - No more pain.
This app is beautifully designed and very helpful. The nice folks at Monash University did a superb job. Their painstaking testing of so many food groups means I can have a varied diet without unpleasant side effects. My life has gone back to normal!
Bobdnallibfodneirf517 - You can change unit of measure in settings.
You can change from imperial to metric in settings of the app
Dickwin37 - My impression
The guide looks well researched but lacks some features that would help us all.
1. be able to do a quick search for the food item you are interested in.
2. Cannot print out a list of all the items you have tagged for your own reference.
3 cannot print the not acceptable items for quick reference, or that fact all the right ones that are recommended.
Cannot get it to print a shopping list, it sates delete items, delete shopping list but no print command. Maybe I am missing this feature.
Requires going to the lap top for all searches. For a paid app I would expect more. The University has done great research but lack user friendliness and flexibility.
skiriliuk - Missing basic ingredients
Sweeteners in all categories, pitas, and many other ingredients and foods that are basic dietary staples are missing from this app. It’s like they developed it and then stopped adding any food to it (or stopped researching food to add to it). Google is a lot more helpful and this isn’t worth the $11 Cdn.
Happy Tummy Girl - Marty
This is an excellent app. I am still referring to it and using the diary a year after I did the FODMAP diet. Life saver!!
nancy55835 - No brand names or quantities?
This app doesn’t include brand names for many processed foods (eg breads). So for eg it says oat bread is high FODMAP - but that depends entirely on the recipe. If the bread is just oat flour,then surely it’s ok? Whose oat bread did you test? The app also doesn’t include cutoff quantity levels. A cupful might be bad, but what about a tablespoon? At what quantity is this food ok? In this respect the app is less useful than I’d want. However, it’s still the only app based on lab testing.
deathtonge - Orzo
Nice program but doesn’t even know what Orzo is. Many links within product descriptions don’t work. Clunky, not too intuitive interface. Blown away that something this expensive is so lacking in basic information and is just as much a conduit for the sale of expensive product’s as anything else.
Muklab6545 - Confusing, low support
The color codes indicate a gram amount as green without information when it is no longer okay other than a limited amount of things.
The app selection of tested foods is also rather low. For 13$ this is very disappointing specially since the only updates in a year were only bug fixes
Dana Tadgh - Nice to have this resource - worth the price tag
I’m just starting to use the app and it seems to be really great so far. Things I’d love to see in future updates: the ability to search for food items (rather than scrolling) and a plant-based option so we can easily find recipes that don’t contain animal ingredients.
slepine - Don’t!
Its a good app, however, the entire content is available on free apps. There’s nothing “extra” here that you can’t have elsewhere. I’m disappointed that I spent $11 for an app filled with nothing.
KLATCHELL - Best FODMAP App
I just wish they would show how much is a safe serving for all foods, even if that is two grains of garlic powder. Knowing that 4 balls of falafel is not safe isn’t super helpful (just an example) Can I eat 1? 1/2? And multiple names for items that go by different names in different countries would be helpful. Sometimes I have to go into a Facebook group and ask “what do Australians call ____?” in order to find things in the app.
arbitrarybaker - Barely worth the money
This app is more limited than I was expecting. I’m not able to hide any items, so a dozen different varieties of coffees keep getting in my way. Also, there seem to possibly be some glitches - broccoli stems are a hard no, but whole broccoli is perfectly fine in exactly the same quantity as broccoli tops? Why list it three times then? Sourdough bread - is most of it fine, or does it need to be a certain brand, and if most of it is, what do we look for on the label?
I wish the branded foods were ONLY in a special branded category. I asked about that too. It is not possible to hide the branded foods. The country I live in isn’t one of the available options to choose in the app, so I had to contact support to ask which one would I could pick that would give me the least number of foods that aren’t available where I live. It’s quite a cluttered list otherwise.
These features are rather disappointing to find in an app that I had to pay for.
Victrolla1981 - Changed my life, worth it
Ive spent 38 years with IBS and finally have found full relief! No more painfully sharp gas pains that felt like knives in my gut, no more constipation, no more random diarrhea— all symptoms gone! FODMAP is not new, but Im a skeptic about fad diets— so the research and science-based testing of foods by Monash Uni sold me on the app. I use this app constantly and stick to the FODMAP friendly foods. The only part of the app I use is the search list. I know there are also free lists apps, but the difference is that this app shows serving sizes and educates you about how much a body can tolerate a food. I also dont care that they hock branded foods, I just skip those— removing processed foods of all kinds has benefitted me. I believe in this app completely and Ive got my niece, in her 20s to try it and she is also loving the app. This has literally changed my life.
Samwaterde - A MUST HAVE !
Monash App is the reliable resource I go back to again & again for all things low fodmap, they created the diet, so I so trust their information. The App has excellent diet tutorial, recipes & food guide system that makes eating low fodmap easier to do & understand. Great filter function to by fodmap sensitivity or country. Absolutely worth the investment, best $10 spent on LF journey, glad to support continued LF Monash research. Thanks
Shann248 - Almost useless
Despite the bad reviews, I gave this app a go. There is a lot of information, but is no more efficient nor informative than anything I’ve already read on the internet about a low FODMAP diet.
The app is worth maybe $2 max.
It would be a lot more effective if they gave more filter options, especially for recipes, and had more efficient diary logging methods.
Ashley_taylor - Wow. Don’t get.
The other reviews made it look great but it’s not. This app should be free. I’ve never paid 10 dollars for an app before and I never will again. Total rip off.
Gracehello!! - Made my life 100 times easier
I didn’t know how to manage this new diet before. It was the first time I had ever even heard of FODMAP and I had no idea what foods I had to eat when or how much. It was completely overwhelming and I thought it was going to take over my life. This app made all the worries I had really small. I can quickly look up if I can eat something and I can keep track of introducing foods which is huge. Worth every penny. Thank you so so much.
Mrssmorin - I wish I never paid the money
It is heartbreaking when you are just trying to eat healthy to control IBS (new diagnosis) and you download an app- pay over $10 for it- to find out any of the brands recommended have to be purchased online as they can not be found in your area. So disappointed and would be very careful/ think twice before purchasing. Worst money spent. I guess I’ll rely on Pinterest where nothing is hidden.
heidimael - Science-based, easy to use
I love the food guide and notes section. The shopping list makes things easy!
Bratty Bret - Amazing App; and Group of People
I was hesitant to buy the app as I’m very frugal. However it’s been worth every single penny. The Monash people are an amazing team. I had questions about Whiskey on the app and messaged them on Facebook & they got back to me and were able to answer my questions and help me out. I would recommend this app to anyone who suffers from IBS or like myself often cooks for someone who suffers from IBS. I’ve been able to drastically change my boyfriends life by being able to help make him safe meals.
neoinean - Monash app FODMAP diet
The app is easy to use. I like the quick view of colours and serving size. I like the 6 groups listed for foods. But I would like to know what FODMAP groups are in a food rated low as I’m learning some affect me more than others. Keep up the research.
jddathome - Great for helping me manage my IBS
I have been living with IBS for a long time and the only thing that seems to make a difference is the FODMAP diet. I use the diary part of the app to track my symptoms. This gives me a helpful visual tool when talking with my doctor and dietitian. I check the list of low and high FODMAP foods regularly. Well worth the money.
Julie McLeod - Excellent enhancements
The app is considerably more user friendly now that portion sizes have been made easier to discover. This is a time saver and reduces a lot of frustration for this regular user. As well, having reintroduction information included in the app is brilliant. Loved the app before and love it even more now.
IzzyIsa - Must have
A must have if you want to follow FODMAP principles. Will get an extra star when we get update notifications and when more food will be added.
zeroride - Very helpful
Being new to FODMAP, this app has been very helpful. I like you can add personal notes and mark favourites. Would like to be able to mark items that don’t agree with me but show as GREEN. Overall very satisfied.
Loribear1971 - OVERPRICED! Doesn’t refund you if it’s not what you wanted!!
I Purchased this, then navigated around it. Within the first two minutes I decided it’s not what I wanted for my IBS. They won’t refund me and it was over $10! Unbelievable! A waste of money and time.
happy_seeker - Very helpful
I find this app very useful in keeping up to date on newly tested or retested foods. Easy to check for portion sizes as it is tricky to remember them all. My only request would be an alert that lets you know when a good has been updated.
F:66;##~<>% - Not worth the money
The app is easy to use, and I like that the FODMAPs for each food are rated so you can zone in on which FODMAPs you’re most sensitive too. But the list of food is very scant and every time I’ve used the app I’ve ended up doing a web search and getting better information. Also, sometimes the results in the guide are confusing: two or more seemingly similar items might have different ratings but without more details as to why, it’s unclear whether or not the thing you’re looking up is safe to eat or not.
Nadco68 - Canada Français svp
Canada français serait apprécié! Merci
St-Eu - Fodmap
Good to find descriptions and references!
uglyduckling76 - Awesome app
The only reason why I am not giving 5 star is because I wish I would get notifications when a food item has been updated. I love this app and is worth every penny I spend on it!!
Dean Earl - Very informative
The Mona’s Fodmap app is amazing. Lots of information on the Fodmap diet. Well priced. Has helped me greatly.
Bibigon55 - Great app
Great app, I tried several for fodmaps and this one is the most complete and comprehensive. Money well spent. And the best part of you really stick to it you will see the difference.
The only downside is that for some reason Canada is not on the list of available countries. I wonder why.... that's the only reason I gave 4 stars.
Mary11111 - Expected more
For the price, I would like to see Canada added as a country. A scan function would also be very helpful in grocery stores.
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