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   Posted 10/8/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone.  I'm going crazy here.  I have CD and I have had a small bowel ressection with a temp ileostomy and the crohn's reoccurred 7 months later at the reconnection site and at the rectum.  I was put on a low residue and low fiber diet after have a small bowel obstruction in june.  problem is that i can't eat anything whole wheat, whole grain, high fiber, no raw fruit and vegetables, nothing leafy or high in gasses.  so what the hell does that leave me to eat but crap.  white breads, rices, carbs and i'm gaining weight mostly in my belly.  i don't know what to do.  should i start eating more fruits and veggies or just continue to eat very unhealthy?  thanks

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   Posted 10/8/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Try to get a book called "Cooking Well for the Unwell" by Eileen Behan. She is a registered dietitian. She has sections in her book on just about every special diet that a Crohnie or any sick person might get put on. She explains why we need that type of diet in pretty plain english and then gives some really great ideas as to how to incorporate healthy options with recipes. The book isn't in print anymore, but you can get used copies on Amazon for as little as $4. I actually have 2 copies because I kept loaning my copy out and never had it when I wanted it. Some of her ideas are excellent, especially for low residue and liquid diets. I tend to eat the same thing over and over and then I just don't want to eat anymore because I'm bored. That's when I go to her book for some new ideas.

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.....

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   Posted 10/8/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Try steaming up a whole lot of root vegies and pureeing them. I'm thinking of things like carrots, parsnips, suede; things like that. They're less carby than the foods you mentioned, and might help alleviate your fears.

Also, smoothies might help - again, less carbs than traditional breakfasts.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/8/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your suggestions. i will try them out.

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   Posted 10/11/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Peel your apples, pears and avoid oranges and grapes. I eat grapes, but I have to peel them and get rid of the stones. Or buy a fruit juicer machine, you can mix a lot of veggies and fruits and drink healthy juices without getting all the fruit or veggie fibers, but you'll get all the benefits from vitamins and antioxydants.

Make your own, home made yogurt or buy sugar free yogurts with good bacterias and mix in some fresh or frozen berries or fruits. /Bee

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   Posted 10/11/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto to what the above people said.
I eat puree everything these days and it helps tons.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009

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