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   Posted 2/6/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi!  Been a while since I have been online but thoughts are always with those who need and cherish this site. 
I am a crohnie who, with the help of steroids, has gained a lot of weight and it is really getting me down.  Not only do I feel sick most of the 24 hours in a day, but my self esteem has dropped to an all time low.  So my question is...has anyone has ever tried any of the more "liquid" weight loss plans like slimfast or medifast.  I am thinking about trying the Medifast plan but thought I would see if anyone has had good luck or even bad luck with these types of plans.  
Thanks and peace to all.

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   Posted 2/6/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know a whole lot about medifast, but my pastor has  been on it and has lost a good amount of weight.  He swears by it. My mom has used slimfast in the past and it kept her in the bathroom a lot!  Living with Crohn's disease, this is not something I would recommend.  I'm dealing with some weight gain right and have decided to try the south beach thing.  I like to eat, so liquid woud not work for me.  we'll see how it goes.

Teaching Angel....30yo, diagnosed in 1988 (age 11), no major surgeries to date....
Currently taking Lialda, Azulfidine, and Remicade (monthly)

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   Posted 2/6/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow, I just checked on the best advice from a person that has spent mucho money on all of these plans is keep your money and go to the store, buy healthy food, pick your plan and stick to it.

I have used Jenny C, LA Weight Loss and Nutrisystem............cost a fortunate and Slimfast gags you after the first week.  I lost the most and kept it off with a 1200 cal diet.  If you really want to get a professinal opinion, work with a nutritionist.

Just my 2 cents.

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   Posted 2/6/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
The problem with liquid diets is that eventually you have to eat food again.  When you do, the weight comes back.  It's better to find a healthy eating plan that you can stick with and work regular exercise into your schedule.  It might not come off as fast, but it won't come right back again, either.

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   Posted 2/6/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I would suggest weight watchers - as a life change.
32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 

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   Posted 2/6/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Slim fast is what I used to call the all sugar all the time diet (have you looked at the label?). I can't imagine that is really good for you. I would try something like a low or specific carb diet which people with chrones seem to do better on rather than slim fast. If the carbs are low enough it helps control hunger and cravings and you really can lose weight on it.

Elisa W.
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   Posted 2/6/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I used ensure as a vitamin supplement..but it can also replace meals
Diagonosed and operated on January 10th, 2005 in Santiago, Chile during my last semester of Grad school. 

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