About

Happy Healthy Motivated isn’t your average healthy lifestyle blog. It’s your new best friend, there right by your side to help you stay happy, healthy and motivated with amazing low FODMAP recipes and life-changing IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) relief advice. Don’t believe what the haters say. You CAN enjoy delicious food that tastes awesome and makes you feel amazing, even if you currently suffer from the terrible and life-wrecking syndrome.

I’m here to change your whole outlook on living with IBS in the form of healthy, wholesome and nutritious low FODMAP recipes so you never feel deprived, hungry or in agony ever again. To complete the package, I’ve also got a vault of IBS relief advice, tips and hacks to help you calm your IBS symptoms and prevent them as much as possible before they attack. Take a look around and see what’s what. Your body will thank you for it.

Re-branded as a low FODMAP recipe and IBS relief blog in July 2017, Happy Healthy Motivated is for every IBS sufferer who wants to improve the quality of their life and take back control. I have IBS. But by eating low FODMAP meals and following carefully-researched IBS relief advice, I’m able to keep my symptoms at bay most days and enjoy the occasional full-dairy ice cream and full-gluten sandwich with no negative side effects!

Here’s some of the stuff you can expect to see if you hang out here:

  • 1 quick, easy, healthy and low FODMAP recipe each week that tastes so good you’ll never believe it’s IBS-friendly
  • 1 super helpful (and possibly life-changing!) IBS relief post to help you manage your symptoms and prevent them altogether

Basically, if you refuse to let IBS dominate and want to regain control of your life, you should stick around and sign up for my newsletter. Not only will you get a weekly email with a summary of the latest low FODMAP recipe and IBS relief post delivered straight to your inbox, but you’ll also get a monthly round-up of everything that’s gone on behind the scenes at Happy Healthy Motivated and the ultimate low FODMAP diet sheet that I personally follow for free as soon as you subscribe!

Want some proof that I know what I’m talking about? My recipes and blog posts have been featured by Buzzfeed, Greatist, Foodista, Yummly, ActivewearUSA and Postris and continue to help thousands of people suffering from IBS across the world every single day.

So, who created this great resource full of low FODMAP recipes and IBS relief advice?

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That would be me! I’m Nicola, a British-born food and travel writer currently based in a teeny tiny beach-front apartment in Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain). Since I had my first spoonful of mashed peas and carrots as a baby I’ve always loved eating. And since my grandma showed me just how easy it is to make your own amazing chocolate cupcakes when I wasn’t even tall enough to see over the counter, I’ve loved cooking.

I’ve been through a few food blogs over the years, but everything changed when I was diagnosed with IBS in November 2016. I wasn’t able to create delicious recipes that everyone would drool over, since most ingredients left me with serious bloating, intense stomach cramps and a frustrating fuzzy head feeling for 48 hours after consuming even the tiniest piece.

I scoured the internet for a low FODMAP recipe and IBS relief blog to make myself feel better, but I just couldn’t find one. At least not one written by someone who actually had IBS. You know, one I could trust.

And that’s why I created Happy Healthy Motivated: low FODMAP recipes + IBS relief. I want to share the recipes, advice and tips that I have personally tried and had huge success with in the hopes of improving your life. Follow my advice and you never know – you might be able to eat fried onions again!

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(Does that honestly look like a picture of someone suffering from horrible IBS symptoms? Seriously – stick around!!)