Can anyone tell me what foods you eat that agree with your Crohns?

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   Posted 9/8/2009 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Diagnosed 3 years ago and have gained so much weight. I eat a lot of cinamon bread, potatoes, and baked chips. I gave up all fruits and raw veggies. I gave up chocolate, ice cream, corn, nuts, all bar-b-q, all mexican foods. Anything good, I gave up. Can you tell me what you eat for breakfast and for dinner? Thanks

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   Posted 9/8/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Fonze, I'm heading to bed, but here's a link to get you started:

Welcome! and goodnight,

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   Posted 9/8/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   

I eat a low residue diet all the time. I usually eat a quesadilla (corn tortilla with melted cheese in the middle) and a banana for breakfast. For lunch I usually eat a chicken sandwich. On my diet I eat alot chicken, fish and turkey. If I eat veggies they are cooked until really soft. For fruit I eat alot of bananas, I can also eat apples (but no peel), plums (again no peels). The foods I eat are generally easy to chew, easy to digest. You can google low residue diet and get some ideas. Also Ivy's link is great as it discusses all the various diets good for those with Crohns.

Good luck!
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   Posted 9/8/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You, Nanners. I really can't have any cheese of any sort. It all send me straight to the bathroom. Bananas used to bind me up and I finally stopped them. I loved them, too. Love apples but am afraid of any fruit. I will look up the low residue diet. You have been quite helpful. Thanks. I have been having 2 pieces of cinamon bread for breakfast and a chicken sandwich for lunch with some baked chips. Then for supper I usually have a big meal. Chicken (usually, potatoes and cooked carrots mostly. I can have green beans but thats it. Cooked carrots or cooked green beans, thats it. Oh and I forgot my zinger that I usually have after supper. Its like a twinkie. I call it my reward. I think these "rewards" are what sock the pounds on me. That and my wintergreen mints.

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   Posted 9/8/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have a food processor you can puree all sorts of veg - e.g. microwave / steam a carrot, shove it in the processor, and you have carrot puree. I find I can eat that when I can't eat normal steamed carrot. When I'm having a really rough time I steam up all sorts of veg and puree them all together and end up with a very nutritious type of mush: that is a lot kinder on my gut than anything solid.

I think I'd feel happier if you were eating a plain, peeled, steamed potato instead of baked chips. The extra fat (even if minimal) from the baking might be upsetting your tum, as might the lollies you're eating.

Apples - try peeling them and boiling them up in little bit of water, or microwaving them. You can even puree them once they've been cooked like this. You may find that you are able to tolerate apples and pears cooked in this way better than you would be able to cope with raw fruit.

Another thing I do is puree some pears with (soy) milk, and freeze them into ice blocks. They're a nourishing snack and don't upset my gut as regular fruit would.

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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I pretty much live off of eggs, chicken, blue diamond pecan thins, chocolate soy milk, and lots of water. I cook everything with olive oil, garlic, and sea salt. Pretty good...
There is also some gluten free risotto in most organic sections that seems to be all right.

I take digestive enzymes and Align probiotics as well.
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Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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   Posted 9/8/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and find it very helpful. For breakfast, I have a cup of homemade yogurt with honey and a nut butter brownie (made with nut butter, honey, egg, and baking soda). For lunch, I have a cooked vegetable of some sort (green beans, zucchini, crook neck squash, butternut squash, or carrots), cheese, deviled eggs, SCD cheesecake, and some coconut oil. Sometimes I have cooked fruit (usually apples, peaches, or pears), or I juice strawberries. For supper I'll have fish, chicken, turkey, roast beef, or roast pork, as well as more cooked vegetables. Also some nut butter, and some frozen yogurt for dessert. I'll usually have some grape juice later, another cup of SCD yogurt/honey, and a green tea.

Sometimes I take digestive enzymes too, mostly when I eat meat.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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   Posted 9/9/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Lots and lots of carbs!  Not the best for you, but the one thing that seems comforting to my stomach.  Sugar seems to be enemy #1 at the moment.  Nuts, fruits with little seeds, etc. also hurt, even in remission. 
Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 

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   Posted 9/9/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
My favorite meal is turkey burger with boiled potatoes and cooked green beans. I keep frozen meatballs on hand and can eat them with pasta and tomato sauce. Butternut squash (frozen is very smooth) and sweet potato are great too. Cheerios with rice or almond milk, yogurt and banana, toast and eggs (hard boiled is best) for breakfast. I munch on Cheerios for snacks or applesauce, pretzels or other low fat chip.

I agree that it is often hard to decide what to eat, though, when you seem to get sick somewhat randomly. That's often true for me, anyway.

Good luck,

Living with CD for the past 36 years, diagnosed in college. Long periods of remission
1 resection in 7/2007 - no pain since then, but struggle with diarrhea, poor absorption, weight loss
Taking Asacol, Flagyl (sometimes), Vitamin B12 injections monthly, Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Calcium

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