Thanks for the responses. I would love to have smoothies and things but I am allergic to fruits and vegetables unless they are processed or thoroughly cooked. Go figure. As for the sugar craving I was thinking that my body really wanted the calories to make up for the lost weight???? Chocolatier. Dream job!!!
I still can't decide if I should try to hold my weight here or not. I guess I will see where nature's course takes me and kind of play it by feel.
The following is just my opinion, not the Oracle...
If you're slim now but not seriously underweight, I think you should try to hold it there. I come from a family of fatties, but I'm not overweight myself, probably thanks to my Crohn's. In general, fat people suffer more health problems than underweight people, especially as they get older (think diabetes). This is in addition to any social stigma attached with being overweight. Should you start flaring and find yourself unable to eat much, there are always various weight-gain formulas available.
Sugar craving - well, I experienced a general food craving mania after recovering from my various bowel resections, though it wasn't limited to sugar. I also had a salt craving. There might be something to the idea that after starving, your body wants to pig out. I would resist the urge to overdo it, if I were you.
Sugar is not a particularly good thing to have in your diet. I know, that's easy to say, but harder to enforce the discipline. I personally don't eat any sugar at all. I sweeten things with stevia. You can read about
I'm not sure where you live, but if it's the USA, there is a product on the market there that is NOT stevia. It's called Truvia (true stevia?), deliberately misleading. It contains modified stevia, and more. It's being marketed by food conglomerate Cargill for the sole purpose of getting around patent laws that prevent the patenting of stevia (since it's a natural plant - you can't patent that). There's a law in the USA that prohibits marketing stevia as a "sweetener" - that was passed under considerable pressure from the manufacturers of aspartame. Truvia can be marketed as a sweetener - I suggest avoiding it and go for the real thing which can be sold as a "food supplement." You can google "stevia" to find online suppliers if your local health food store doesn't carry it.
Chocolate - yes, good addictive stuff, though I don't eat it now. You might try the semi-sweet chocolate (usually sold in the "baking supplies" section of a supermarket.
Crohn's since 1988
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