It’s not unusual to minimize fiber on the low FODMAP diet.
Fiber needs vary depending on age and gender. I have found in my clinical experience that fiber tolerance is very variable patient to patient. Often, adding too much fiber can aggravate IBS symptoms. Work with a registered dietitian to help assess if you may need to increase or perhaps decrease the fiber in your diet for best symptom management!
The Institute of Medicine fiber guidelines are the following:
14-50 years old: 38 grams fiber/day
50 +: 30 grams/day
14-18 years old: 26 grams/day
19-50 years old: 25 grams/day
50 +: 21 grams/day
|FOOD||Portion Size||Fiber grams|
|Oatmeal||¼ cup, dry||2|
|Oat bran||¼ cup, dry||3.5|
|Chia seeds||1 tablespoon||5|
|Spinach||½ cup cooked||3.5|
|Baked potato, with skin||1 medium Russet||4|
|Quinoa||1 cup, cooked||5.2|
Source: USDA nutrient data bank, accessed December 18, 2011 & label packaging