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Monday, February 15, 2010

Diet and Crohn's Disease

Crohn's effects us all in different ways. Especially with food. Some may be able to tolerate certain things, while other cannot.

I know with me, I can eat almost anything. I eat fast food, knowing how it will make feel. Dairy, fried foods, and some vegetables cause cramps, but I deal. I sort of have the mentality that anything I eat will still make me feel pretty the same when digesting and having a bm. This is bad, and needs to change.

I want to change my eating habits. That is why I want to know what everyone eats. What foods work for you? There are so many "crohns diets" out there. Have any of you tried them?





9 comments:

Lindsey said...

well dairy is evil. Soy milk is like amazing for me. I have to stay really bland. Spices and greasy mess me up so bad. But it is hard to resist the lure of the chicken finger, so I do them rarely. Dairy Queen actually if I get seedless buns is easy on my tummy. McDonalds is McPainful

Lindsey said...

well dairy is evil. Soy milk is like amazing for me. I have to stay really bland. Spices and greasy mess me up so bad. But it is hard to resist the lure of the chicken finger, so I do them rarely. Dairy Queen actually if I get seedless buns is easy on my tummy. McDonalds is McPainful

RJ Taylor said...

I think that is a big problem for me. I keep forgetting to get seedless buns. Dairy Queen, yes!

Lately, I have been using Lactose free me, and it helps. I think.

Katie Stall said...

I would agree on the greasy and spicy. Although, dairy doesn't bother me at all! I eat tons of it.

RJ Taylor said...

Katie, you are lucky. I love ice cream, but after eating it, my stomach goes crazy.

Ragamuffin said...

a lot of folks do really well on the SCD and Mediterranean diet. I can't do the former because I'm allergic to nuts/soy and can only eat veggies cooked. I tend to stick to rice/coconut-based milk/yogurt... the problem being that they're expensive. Otherwise, my diet consists mostly of root veggies (less fiber), non-whole grain breads (because whole grain is harder to digest), fish (raw or cooked) and chicken. What's awesome is I do really well with burritos without cheese (I know...) and eggs.

Kristen Terrana said...

My fiance` has Crohn's and it's still a challenge figuring out what he can/can't eat. He swears by eating something simple in the morning like a bagel with butter to "coat" his stomach for the rest of the day. He's been doing this a while and it seems to be working well. The rest of the day he eats pretty basic stuff, lots of chicken, fish and turkey, potatoes and veggies. Lately we've reintroduced pork, and he seems to be doing fine. Red meat on occasion but he says he feels that digesting more than the other stuff. ***ALSO CUT OUT THE SUGAR!!! THIS HAS MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!** He used to eat lots of candy and has cut back. Vitamins D and B12 are also great. Fish oil (which he hates) is supposed to help as well. WE can't figure out why the heck frozen pizza bothers him terribly and we used to love it on the weekends. Oh well, it's worth it to not watch him in pain. Hope this helps. :)

Ragamuffin said...

ugh sugar... sugar is tricky because it usually doesn't cause any immediate discomfort. but it's quite the disruptor of good and bad bacterial balance. refined sugars, as kristen said, are hard but important to avoid. simple sugars from fruits, however, are important to keep. i have a new-found appreciation for baked fruits since i can't eat fresh ones :)

Kristen Terrana said...

Oh yes, EGGS are awesome!! We have them several times a week, and to get some veggies in there, we make lots of yummy omelettes! Also a nice snack that he likes is hummus with some crackers. It's so soft that it doesn't bother him. This has replaced peanut butter which he used to love but can't eat anymore. Dairy seems fine though for him.

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