Digestive system overload....

Sunday, October 16, 2011

So my Ulcerative Colitis is out of control. I am not able to lose weight because of this. I cannot eat the normal foods that a person would eat to lose weight. Foods that are high in fiber tear up my digestive tract. So, what am I to do?

I am trying something different. I cannot do slim fast or anything like that. BUT I found Soy Protein made by EAS. I am trying this as meal replacements for a couple weeks, to see if my Ulcerative Colitis will calm dowm and get back into control. My concern is that on the packaging, it says that this product contains milk and soy ingredients. This is why I cannot do Slim Fast.

I am so frustrated. I need to do SOMETHING to change my diet, something drastic at least for a few weeks, so that I can regain control. But I need help. Anytime I ask the doctor, they do not help me. They give me a list of foods that I cannot eat. I try to stick to thayt list, but it is so hard.

Anyone have any suggestions for me?

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  • no profile photo CD13505066
    I happened upon your blog post and started reading if I may make a recommendation if you're still searching to get healthier and change your diet. Have you tried a vegan protein powder that is soy and whey free, also formulated without gluten? I have a friend with your same issue, and she drinks the shakes and is able to tolerate maybe they would work for you as well? Wishing you health. emoticon
    3119 days ago
  • MOMKAT4310
    My dad lived with ulcerative colitis so I know where you are. I do not want to recommend any foods, but you need to be looking for foods that you can tolerate, less interest in what you can't tolerate. Although fiber is not good for some people with colitis, it is well tolerated by others. Sometimes it is seasoning or fat content, it can be a real puzzle. Same with vegetables, sometimes it is the degree of cooking. There were many foods he could not eat raw, but he could eat when well cooked especially in a fat free broth base. And fruit is difficult for some people, but well cooked, he could eat many fruits. I don;t need to tell you that getting the inflammation under control is first, but you still need nutrition. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    3570 days ago
  • CHUPAL01
    Thanks Purple...I need to see a nutritionist. But finding the time and the money to do it. :( Why can't life just be SIMPLE?

    Oh yeah, its LIFE! Thanks for the help! I don't think its the gluten that's the problem, its the greasy foods, the high fiber vegetables, and the cheesy options... I am making better choices, but the few times I don't, I pay for it for endless days! But I may have to go to a nutritionist. I do NOT want to be put on Prednisone again....
    3570 days ago
    I would check out the gluten free casein free areas of the supermarkets. also can you tolerate blended veggies? some of my special needs kids do that because of texture issues but it might help you to make soups for your veggies intake. Make an appontment with a nutritionist, not a doctor. I find them much more helpful and understanding.
    3570 days ago
  • CHUPAL01
    Thank you! I had never heard of that. I will check it out!
    3570 days ago
    Have you tried rice protein powder? You can put it in juice or in almond milk, if you tolerate that better. Being gluten and dairy free for several years my guts have healed enough that I can now tolerate salads. It was frustrating when I couldn't eat any raw vegetables so I understand how difficult it is to plan balanced meals around limitations.
    3570 days ago
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