South Beach Diet Lost 21 Pounds and has helped colon symptoms

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Crohn'snme
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   Posted 10/26/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
So I started the south beach diet two months ago and have lost 21 pounds. I find that it's not a diet but a new way of making choices.  Although, I can't have dairy, nuts and a few other things.  I am full and my colon symptoms have subsided quite a bit.  However, other manefestations of Crohn's are there.  Meaning I'm flaring, just not through the colon.  Anyone else ever tried this.  I feel good eating healthy choices. No white sugars, basically and combining the right foods.  Your thoughts are appreciated.

Humira, Nexium, Cymbalta, Asacal, Probiotics, Folic Acid and probably others I'm missing. LOL
Crohn's 6 years, at least that's when I was diagnosed.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/26/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes! My husband went on South Beach and since he does most of our cooking I ended up on it too. I felt a lot less bloated and gassy, had more energy and all around felt better. I still eat a modified stage 3. I eat things that are discouraged but balance it out w/ the right proteins.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 10/26/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply.  I too feel alot less bloated.  My husband is benefiting from his high blood pressure cholesterol. I'm following still pretty strictly stage 3.  I just made whole wheat pizza, thin crust.  Delicous.  I'm 5' 7" 179, so I would like to lose 29 more pounds. LOL!

bektold
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   Posted 10/26/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   

I don't know much about South Beach, other than it became popular a few years back during the big low-carb craze.  So this random thought might not be applicable at all.  But I've been wondering lately if the restrictive diets that limit carbohydrates, especially grains, might work for some people because they have a gluten sensitivity.  Take away the wheat and other grains that contain gluten and the nausea, diarrhea, and bloating are reduced or disappear.


Osprey101
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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Carbohydrate restriction seems to work for at least some people. Cutting out wheat seems to work in that it takes starch out of the diet; if Dr. Alan Ebringer is correct in his assertion that Klebsiella pneumoniae infection is responsible for Crohn's and ankylosing spondylitis (he has some excellent arguments to this effect), then his recommendations- that starch be removed from the diet to stem the infection- make him the third or fourth independent recommendation to cut carbs to fight Crohn's.

bektold
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   Posted 10/27/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried rice pasta?  I went gluten free a couple weeks ago, but I couldn't live without pasta.  Tinkyada makes an excellent brown rice pasta.  Good texture and flavor, and it holds up well as left-overs. 

gachrons
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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Good news for sure hope you continue to do good on your diet. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


RedAdmin
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   Posted 10/28/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I have read the South Beach books, if you have not read them, then you need to before you can comment on the lack of carbs. It is more than that. It is how to balance carbs with veggies and protein so that it does not turn into insuline in your system. Much more than just not eating carbs. I found it to be very educational. I felt it goes back to the basics of eating a balanced meal.
Red (Lee Ann)
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     and those that mind...don't matter.'


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/28/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree Red!
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 10/28/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Red, Yes, I agree. I read the book and am combining the right foods. I feel much better, especially my bowels. It takes a whole turn in how your purchase foods and what you prepare but we have just changed our life style. My 17 is okay with it, my 19 college student not so much. But it will just be a new way of living for me. I don't feel deprived. Your eating alot of good foods. With that in mind, I hate calling it a diet, because it really isn't. Many years ago I did the atkins and I think that's a horrible way of eating. This just feels more balanced. Thanks for your comments.

RedAdmin
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   Posted 10/29/2008 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Fitzy and Crohn'snme - thanks so much for the support of my comments. So many times I post things and either I am the last of the thread or just ignored. Makes me feel good to know what I said was appreciated by others who had actually done their homework too.

Just felt it necessary to say that. Hope everyone has a great day.
Red (Lee Ann)
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     Because those that matter...don't mind...
     and those that mind...don't matter.'

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