I can't really speak to eating disorders per se, but I do tend to stick the same foods over and over and restrict my foods to those that I know won't make me sick. I know that isn't the best. Eventually I don't want to eat at all because it all becomes boring and then I just want to eat food that is bad for me, but usually its just a bite, to get the taste of it. For me its the boredom of same old, same old, so why bother eating.
As far as sugar being the devil, I'm not sure I buy that, or at least not for all of us. When I am at my worst, the foods that I CAN tolerate the best are usually the high sugar, high carb foods. Things like puddings and custards, white rice, potato, ices, Popsicles. Could I live on these forever, no. But I have lived on them for several months while waiting for surgery, and for weeks, while waiting for blockages to clear.
The one thing I know for certain with CD is that we all are affected individually. That is what makes treating it so hard. What works for one, may not work for any one else, or it may work for a lot of us, but not work for you. YOU need to find what works for you in your diet. If the Makers Diet works for you, but with adjustments, do it your way and call it something else. That way you won't confuse all the MD people who are religious about it. Call it the Octobergirl Diet. I call my diet my White Food Diet, because, just about everything on it is white. Easy to explain, easy to follow.
I just know that if I am going to have to live on pudding and custards for any length of time, I am going to make sure that they are the BEST pudding and custards possible. I make them from my at home with my lactaid milk, sometimes from a box, sometimes from scratch, but adding extra protein and whatever else I can to make it as nutritionally sound as possible.
I do suggest trying to get your hands on a copy of a book called "Cooking Well for the Unwell", by Eileen Behan RD. She goes through all the various reasons a doctor might want to limit your diet and how to go about it. She explains the reasoning, so you can apply it to other recepie not just hers. Each section has recepies to help get you start and then you can take it form there. I have 2 copies that i got from amazon as used books. I paid about $4 for each copy used. That way I always have a copy when I want it because I was always loaning it out to freind. It has chapter on needing more calories, less callories, low salt, more liquid, less liquid, more protein, making every bite count
If anyone is interested You can order it from Amazon
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....