With the low-FODMAP diet do I have to give up spicy food? I'm a person that can eat ghost peppers with little problems, but do I have to give all of this up with the low-FODMAP diet? I'm finding so many foods I do have to give up. I've known for a long time that lactose is a problem, but have still tried to live with the consequences. However, as I get older it gives me more problems. I just hate how expensive foods are. And how there are so many foods I love that aren't included in the low-FODMAP diet. I'm ready to give it up and just try medications instead (even though I feel better as long as I can stick to it).