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MomHunneyman
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 11/8/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
What does everyone do in order to gain weight with this disease? Does anyone use Isoprotein? confused

AndyT
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 11/8/2007 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I lost loads of weight in my last flare, I found that as I got better (out of flare) and had my appetite back (steroids helped with that big time) I made sure that my calorie intake (through good calories like fruit) was above recomended. I'm still skinny but back to my fighting weight!

I am on the SCD diet aswell and although I know it is very bad for some, useless for others and potentially a placebo effect for me I think its helping. Maybe its just making me eat healthier!

A
28 year old Chap
Diagnosed July 06 been ill since 96!
Had a Flare April 07 was on Pred now off it!
Had a scope July 12, waiting on results - need a Barium Follow Through as they couldn't get round to the illeum...
On Pentasa 6 tabs a day.


CrazyHarry
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1034
   Posted 11/8/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
i never had that problem in the past cos i was always active and had a high metabolism so i was able to eat anything and never gained any weight. that was until i was diagnosed with CD and the prednisone made me gain like 60 pounds in a matter of months. didnt lose it until i got a much lower dose (under 20 mg/d). now i am trying to put weight back on since i lost like 30 pounds due to surgery. i'm finally at a point to where i believe i can do it now properly, although slowly. exercise is key. weight lifting will increase your metabolism and appetite. it will build muscle which weighs more than fat. increase to 4 small meals a day with small healthy snacks. cut out the junk food, sweats, and processed foods as they are just empty calories and will make you become fat, which i am sure is not your goal. the key is to eat properly. i followed the maker's diet for about a year and now i am blending it with the scd. i am hoping that in a year or so i'll be back at my normal weight. it may sound like a long time, but i got about 25 pounds to put on and i dont want to rush it. i am shooting for lean muscle and i want to keep my abs now that i can see them again since my distension seems to be gone. we all respond differently to food so you'll have to find a good program for yourself that combines healthy eating with exercise. go easy on the grains and eat them in the morning. you should be ok with fat as long as it is a healthy fat (nuts, avocado, yogurt, coconut oil, etc) and this can provide you the energy you will be missing from a reduced carb diet (i really have found this does wonders for CD). eat tons of vegetables if you can tolerate them (i used to not be able to but once i started the maker's diet and began eating organic they were no longer a problem). my brother, an avid weight lifter, is virtually a vegetarian and he was able to gain weight quickly from eating basically meat and vegetables, so it can be done.

best of luck!
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


kitaro
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 11/9/2007 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
what is the makers diet?

MomHunneyman
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 11/12/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
It is a diet by Jonathon Rubins, who basically says we should go back to eating the way God intended. Hence "Maker's" diet. It has a lot of good information in it. Crazy Harry knows all about it, I just purchased the book and am still learning, I do not know if I buy into all of it, but there are certainly things that make perfect sense in it.

Curly9878
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 165
   Posted 11/13/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Man, I wish that was my problem!   I am fat!  

Weight loss is like the only symptom I do not have...    UGHHHHHHH yeah


28 Yrs
Michigan
Newly diagnosed with Crohns


CrazyHarry
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1034
   Posted 11/13/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
slight correction momhunneyman, the authors first name is jordan (for those reading this thread who wish to an internet search).

the makers diet has helped me immensely. i am now 2 weeks off my all meds and feeling great and i truly believe it is due to the diet.

i plan on doing a post soon for everyone that compares/contrasts the maker's diet to the specific carbohydrate diet. both are good imho. i'm only now looking at the scd. it is similar to maker's in some respects, although they may come to similar conclusions but from different paths. for instance, the maker's diet is more faith based, which can be a turn off for some. the scd is more scientific based in that there is research to back it up, but some how the medical community doesnt care too much, probably cos they cant make money off prescribing a diet seeing how they make a ton of money from pushing pills.

i'm now combining the maker's and scd for optimal health. if you wanna go the diet route to fix your CD, i highly recommend the maker's and/or scd.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


thenay
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 167
   Posted 11/13/2007 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I took :evil: predisone and gained 10lbs in a month, there's one way! LOL
It's not worth it tho, the side effects are horrid, atleast for me.
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 25mg (tapering), Imuran 75mg (eventually 150mg I was told), Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat and Restoril 30mg for the sleepless nights (thanks Pred!)


want_2_be_well
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 11/20/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Since being on Remicade I have finally gained weight. I am happy to report I have hit the 130's (I am 5'10"). Nice to be more than a skeleton.
want_2_be_well AKA Mel
32 year old Female
Diagnosed with CD 2006, had been ill off and on for over 10 years.
Also have seasonal allergies, milk allergy, and asthma.
CD Meds: Remicade every 8 weeks, Imuran 50 mg, Pentasa
 
 

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