FODMAP Edition Virtual Show 2022: Travelling on a low FODMAP diet – Sharon Rosenrauch

Holidays - almost seems like a foreign concept after the pandemic! These are events most people look forward to – exotic locations, no work, time spent with loved ones, enjoying the cultures and cuisines of foreign lands.

However, to those following a low FODMAP vegan diet, travelling can be an extremely anxiety-provoking experience due to a number of factors including the fear of unknown foods, the limited availability and knowledge of how takeout food is prepared and options available, language barriers and the lack of routine. Some cultures struggle with the concept of a plant-based diet and that also complicates things. It’s easy to become even more restrictive in your diet in an attempt to avoid potential trigger foods, sabotaging your attempts to enjoy your “time out”. Before you allow your IBS symptoms and concerns to control your life, take a moment to listen to psychologist, nutritionist and behavioural scientist Sharon (AKA the FODMAP Friendly Vegan) as she talks us through some quick tips for how you can plan ahead to get the most of your holiday, symptom free.

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Sharon Rosenrauch

Sharon AKA the FODMAP friendly vegan has post-graduate degrees in Psychology, Nutrition and Behavioural Economics. In her early career, she worked in the private sector as a consultant and for large multinational organisations such as Apple before making a return to academia as the senior organisational and health psychology researcher at several large Australian universities. In the background she was working away on her Masters of Nutrition (where she graduated Dux), fascinated by the mind-gut connection. It was around this time that she decided to turn her passion – promoting a holistic approach to nutrition – into a side business, and so came the creation of The FODMAP Friendly Vegan. As is stands Sharon has published two multi-award winning recipe eBooks, has several publications in prestigious academic journals, and nowadays works for Federal Government applying behavioural sciences to improve policy and program outcomes.

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