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11/9/11 8:47 P

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Thanks everyone! All good suggestions. For the first few days, no meat and no raw veggies, so I'm definitely going to check out some vegetarian recipes and am thinking soup and potatoes, rice, cooked carrots... fortunately, I'm somewhat picky when it comes to food and can handle the same thing for several days.

It's funny you mentioned whites. I've discovered that's what works now and the first 4-6 weeks after this will be low fat. It's not colitis, but it does flare and wow, I learned that when trying to ramp up the "good things." Miserable. So, I've got incentive next week to really stick to the bland diet and then slowly get back to real food.

Thanks again!

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11/9/11 7:59 A

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I consider myself pretty much an expert on a bland diet, owing to my ulcerative colitis. When I'm in a flare, I stick to the white food group with a spot of color here and there: eggs, potatoes, white breads, carrots, fish, mild cheese, oatmeal (I don't eat this but I'm told it's safe), apples, avocadoes, lettuce, no dressing but lime or lemon juice, rice, and chicken. I think that may be it. If you're supposed to keep fiber to a minimum, axe the skin/peel on the potatoes and apples. Boring, but at least you only have to do it for a week. I've been on it for months before.

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11/9/11 1:03 A

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soups are the way to go, there is so much variety! and check out vegetarian recipes, they are very tasty



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11/8/11 7:57 P

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find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 32 pounds in 23 weeks. i cook

4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.

it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 166 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth

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11/8/11 7:52 P

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I'm going to need to eat a bland diet for most of next week - no meat. Low in fat. I'm looking at some soups and potentially potatoes and rice with carrots. After that, I'm a little stuck for ideas. Most I'll do in batch, hopefully, this weekend, but I've never really "had" to strictly follow a bland diet before, but I will next week.

Ideas?

Thanks!

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