Hi, i was just wondering how is that crohn's causes weight loss? i have been losing weight, but i dont have dirrahoea at the moment, i'm not deficient in anything and i believe i am eating enough food. I am 5'0 and weigh 41kg. My weight seems to fluctuate from 40kg-42kg, since being diagnosed. My GI wants me to be 44kg and my doctor says 45kg.
The main form of exercise i do is light walking about 20minutes i'd say. I do lose my appetite from time to time but i still try to force myself to eat. The doctors don't believe i am losing weight due to crohn's. I don't have a thyroid problem either. I just don't understand what's going on?? Here is a sample of what i would eat in a day:
Breakfast: porridge + 1/2 banana
or toast and fruit salad
Lunch: Tuna sald
or Sushi rolls
or a sandwich
or rice/pasta salad
Afternoon snack: things like yoghurt, fruit or a hot chocolate
Dinner: pasta or rice with chicken or tuna, homemade pizza, burritos, stirfries, curry, vegetables,
( dinner is usually my biggest meal)
Dessert: i choose from things like ice-cream/ fruit salad/ hedgehog slice/ a cookie/ energy bar
Late night snack: hot chocolate/ fruit/ yoghurt
maybe i am not eating enough fats? i don't know. i don't really treat myself that often to sugary things but i dont deprive myself of any food groups and i dont have an eating disorder. i do have fructose malabsorption so that limits a lot of foods i would like to eat.
i've recently started an office job so i am sitting most of the day so i should be putting on weight from not moving much, although i do have a walk from work to the train station. my family and doctors r worried about me and people think i look sick. i dont know what to do! i start to worry myself that something is wrong. i keep telling myself that i don't have crohn's just because there was nothing found internally but all my symptoms point to it and my gi says that whats it is, but i keep thinking it is just IBS. i'm so frustrated cos i feel like they are giving up on me!