In the IBS community booze is well-known as a bowel stimulant. So can someone please explain why I thought it was ok to drink a bottle of prosecco and do shots while on the Low-FODMAP diet?
I’m pretty sure it’s not allowed. But I did it anyway. Because for precisely 4 hours, I forgot I was 30. And an adult. An adult with IBS. An adult with IBS and supposedly strictly following the Low-FODMAP diet.
Instead, while at my little brother’s house party for his birthday, my heart was busy telling me I was 23 with no cares in the world. Hence the reason I said yes to a Jägerbomb. Yep, Jägermeister, Red Bull and an added speciality, Amaretto. I don’t even like any of those three ingredients but my inner teen was trying to be down with the kids. What a numpty.
After draining the dregs of my prosecco and realising that a hangover might be on the horizon I did the sensible thing and topped myself up with a good 3 pints of water. I returned to being a mature 30-year-old and left.
And for once, I’m pleased to say I felt fine upon waking up the next morning. My IBS didn’t even give as much as a gurgle. I had no bowel movements. No nothing. It was a small miracle.
Other than the booze factor, the diet’s going well. I’m only eating the things I’m meant to and still feeling great. It’s been life changing.
Minimal bloat. Only two flare ups. Normal movements. No cramps. It hasn’t been this good in forever.
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