If you like cooking, this breakfast keeps you full for hours:
make oatflakes porridge with cinnamon and some sweetener (saccharin), avoid sugar to reduce diarrhea, , the porridge itself is, if you have it each day reducing diarrhea, cinnamon is reducing inflammation.
Due to fruit and vegetables: fruit is allright for Crohnnies if you either have canned fruits without added sugar, or fresh fruit, but they have to be peeled and really riped, vegetables are also ok, but all have to be cooked untill you're able to smash it with your fork. Vegetables every day will also reduce diarrhea. Just be careful and avoid all long fiber nutrition when fresh.
As for fruits: avoid the white fibrous material on citrus fruits, personally I put a couple of oranges in the kitchen blender and make home made juice without sugar, most fruits are tolerable, incl. apples, pears, peaches, grapes (ripe the pears for a week if hard, when you can eat it with a spoon, they are correct riped).
Most people could tolerate fruit juices, such as orange, grapefruit, cranberry, and apple, and vegetable juices, such as tomato and V-8 juice.
Processed foods: Some processed food are excellent: canned fruits, apple sauce, canned vegetables, baked beans.
Grains: Boiled white and brown rice and pasta. Breads and rolls without seeds, including white, rye, wheat, 5-grains, French and Italian.
Absolutely no seeds of any type - sesame, poppy, rye etc. (but I am sure you already know that ;-)
OK, this is a little list of suggestions, but if you really want to learn how to avoid flares provocated by nutrition, order this book at www.amazon.com:
The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut, written by James Scala, a PhD in Nutrition.
He is explaining why we should care for the K-factor (keep a balanced sodium chlorid and potassium*), avoid diarrhea, avoid flares, how to heal from flares without using the traditional medicines..and this is probably one of the better books out there for people with Crohns/u.c. or other kinds of IBD. Hope this book could help you to help your gut and your over all health.
*just have to explain this typical Crohns imbalance: most of us often get enough sodium chlorid, but we're lacking potassium, eat enough banana, avocado and orange juice every day and your fluid balance will be ok. You'll lose a lot of potassium every day when having watery stools and through urine. You can't get medicine containing potassium that covers our needs, therefore you need to get it through nutrition. A bad K-factor will lead to tiredness, no energy. Potassium supplements can also cause serious intestinal problems./Bee
Post Edited (BeeSting) : 1/28/2010 12:26:50 PM (GMT-7)