Hi! Welcome to The Tummy Diaries, created by me, Lottie Drynan. I setup this blog four years ago to share my story of living with IBS and sharing thoughts and tips to help support others on their journey towards understanding their body and feeling good in it.
I’m not very active on here anymore as most of my work is now on Instagram, You’ve Gut This and my Facebook community. I’ve also created a dietitian approved food and lifestyle wellness journal called ‘My Tummy Diary’ to help you understand what makes your body happy and pinpoint any potential triggers, which you can checkout here. Because of this some of the blog posts may be out of date in terms of my learning and thinking at the time they were written (for example I’m no longer on the low FODMAP diet). However I know a lot of you still visit this site so I so hope it still helps.
Over on Instagram you’ll find me talking all about my experience with the connection of gut health and mental health, and also sharing and reviewing my favourite bloat-friendly outfits via #mybloatedwardrobe.
I really hope you enjoy your time on here and if you have any questions please give me a shout over on Instagram at @lottiedrynan (formerly @thetummydiaries) or pop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The slightly-serious stuff
Please bear in mind that all of my advice is written from a personal experience perspective. I am not a medical professional and am only sharing what works/doesn’t work for me. If you are experiencing ongoing health issues or undiagnosed regular and/or painful bloating or any other symptoms, I cannot urge you enough to take a trip to your GP – and do not give up until you have answers!
On another note, I am working very hard on my content to try and produce some stuff that really helps others. This takes up lots of my time so occasionally you will sometimes find some sponsored posts. I’m always super clear about what’s sponsored, or gifted and would only ever post about products that I genuinely love and would pay for with my own money. I also use affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission from the brand for sourcing and sharing the products, however it won’t cost you any extra. If you would rather not use the affiliate link then you can just clear your browser before purchasing.