Vegan fodmap dietitian

Get a personalized vegan IBS meal plan by a registered dietitian. 

Get rid of your digestive problems, improve your vegan diet and regain your quality of life!


vegan nutritionist winnipeg alyssa fontaine

Hi, I’m Alyssa, an IBS nutritionist

Having irritable bowl syndrome can be very unpredictable and frustrating. There is no cure for IBS, but a FODMAP diet has been shown to be effective in controlling symptoms.

I am currently following the “Low FODMAP Diet” course from Monash university, who developed the FODMAP diet.

A vegan diet for IBS is possible but everyone is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all vegan IBS diet plan. A fodmap nutritionist will help you identify what you can eat and what you should avoid using the 3-step method shown below.

A personalized vegan IBS diet plan

Step 1: Low FODMAP diet

The vegan fodmap dietitian will customize a low FODMAP vegan diet that will be used for a few weeks until your digestive health is stable.

Step 2: FODMAP reintroduction

The fodmap dietitian will help you reintroduce vegan FODMAP food categories, to determine which foods are tolerated.

Step 3: Long term FODMAP plan

The IBS dietitian will customize a long-term vegan IBS meal plan that will help control symptoms and avoid unnecessary dietary restrictions.

Why work with a vegan registered dietitian for a vegan IBS diet plan?

Reduce stress and manage symptoms faster

The unconformable symptoms and stress of irritable bowel syndrome can be managed faster with the help of a fodmap nutritionist. There are a lot of things you can do quickly to relief symptoms.

Avoid mistakes and hassle

A vegan fodmap dietitian already has all the knowledge and experience to help you with your digestive health. Save time by eliminating confusing online searches and not following the low fodmap vegan diet properly.

Get support and stay motivated

An IBS nutritionist understands what you are going through, will be there to support you and ensure that you stay motivated throughout the low fodmap vegan diet process. It might not be easy, but it is worth it.

Book a free discovery call with me

What are you waiting for? Get an IBS nutritionist by your side, adapt your vegan diet and get rid of your digestive problems today.

Book your FREE 20-mintute discovery session with a vegan fodmap dietitian today!

Frequently Asked Questions about IBS & Other Digestive Issues

Can a vegan diet cause gut issues?

Certain staple vegan foods such as beans, pulses, and vegetables which are high in fiber can cause temporary gas and bloat. However, there is no research stating that a vegan diet can cause serious gut issues.

Why am I so gassy after going vegan?

When you first make the switch to a vegan/vegetarian diet, the sudden increase in fiber intake can cause some gas and bloating. This is completely normal so give your body some time to adjust and symptoms will subside after a few weeks.

How do vegans avoid gas and bloating?

There are many ways to reduce gas and bloating on a vegan diet. Gastrointestinal dietitians recommend incorporating fiber slowly, drinking more water, chewing your food thoroughly, and cooking your vegetables to reduce gas and bloating.

Do vegans have healthier gut bacteria?

This study has shown that a plant-based diet creates a more diverse and stable population of gut bacteria while animal-based diets are associated with lower gut bacteria diversity. 

Can a vegan diet cause inflammation?

A vegan diet is mostly low in many inflammatory triggers. Additionally, a well-balanced vegan diet can further reduce inflammation in the body.

How long does it take for your gut to get used to a vegan diet?

It varies from person to person but it can take a few days to a few weeks for your gut to get used to a vegan diet. Everyone’s transition into a vegan diet is different and a gastrointestinal dietitian can help guide you through your journey.

Do vegans need a probiotic?

Vegans do not need to take probiotic supplements if they consume a well-balanced vegan diet with the help of an IBS dietitian. Vegan sources of probiotics can be found in fermented plant-based foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, pickles, tempeh, kefir, sourdough bread, etc.

Is IBS caused by food or stress?

Food or stress don't cause IBS, but it can trigger the symptoms. There are several factors that can cause IBS, your gastroenterologist and IBS dietitian can be able to provide you with some solutions to your dietary concerns.

What are the warning signs of IBS?

Some symptoms of IBS include stomach pain or cramps, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. There may be some days when the symptoms are better and some days when they are worse.

What foods are healing for IBS?

There are some common foods and diets available to help relieve IBS symptoms. Talk with your IBS dietitian to help find one that is most appropriate for you.

What foods agitate IBS?

Certain fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, sugar alcohol, and substitutes can trigger IBS flare-ups. Talk with your IBS dietitian to help identify your IBS triggers and help relieve your symptoms.

Is vegan good for IBD?

Some case studies suggest that plant-based diets have the health benefits of preventing relapse in patients with Crohn’s disease. As a matter of fact, research shows that foods high in sugar and animal fats may increase the risk of IBD. 

Is a plant-based diet good for IBS?

There is no evidence showing a plant-based diet is good for IBS, but a vegan diet can improve gut and digestive health, subsequently relieving IBS symptoms in the long run. IBS dietitians can help you modify some FODMAP food sources to offer symptom relief while maintaining a well-nourished vegan diet.

Is it hard to be vegan with IBS?

It can be a challenge to be vegan with IBS as high FODMAP foods are common triggers for IBS and many vegan foods are high in FODMAP. Despite that, an IBS dietitian can make this process simple by tailoring a personalized meal plan to your needs. 

What can a vegan eat on an IBS flare-up?

During an IBS flare-up, there are certain foods that can be avoided to relieve IBS symptoms. As FODMAP dietitians we would recommend sticky to only low fodmap foods such as rice and tofu.

How do vegans get protein for IBS?

There are many vegan protein sources for IBS, such as hemp seeds, tofu, and tempeh. See a list of vegan protein sources

Can you eat tofu if you have IBS?

Tofu is low FODMAP due to the processing step in manufacturing. Edamame and tempeh are also low fodmap. On the other hand, soymilk is high in fodmap.

Can too much protein trigger IBS?

Too much protein in a vegan diet can trigger IBS. Certain types of food such as legumes, nuts and seeds in large quantities can trigger IBS symptoms so IBS dietitians recommend incorporating smaller quantities of tofu and tempeh to ensure you are getting enough protein in your diet.

Can you be low FODMAP vegan?

Definitely! This IBS nutritionist’s guide to a low FODMAP vegan diet can help you have a low FODMAP diet and manage your IBS on a vegan diet.

What foods can make Crohn's disease worse?

Some foods that can make Crohn’s disease worse during flare-ups are carbonated beverages, lentils and beans, nuts and seeds, whole grains, raw vegetables and fruits, etc. A Crohn’s nutritionist can help ensure you get all the nutrients you need on your recovery journey.

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