Most people who suffer with gastrointestinal issues will agree that the amount & quantity you eat is just as important as watching what you eat. This is why I love portion sized snacks and desserts so much! It makes it much easier to control portion size of FODMAP foods. For example, the FODMAP safe serving size for canned coconut milk is 1/3 cup. In order to stay in the safe zone, you will only want to have 2 of these adorable coconut whipped cream chocolate cups.
You may be asking yourself why does portion size matter if the FODMAP food ingredient is given the thumbs up. This is a great question that often comes up. Depending on the actual portion size, it can go from being in the safe zone to a stomachache! A great article published by Monash University, explains how people can have a “dose response” to FODMAPs meaning that it’s correlated to how much they eat of it. This is another reason why challenging high FODMAP foods starting off with a small quantity and working your way up is so important!