The thing about
Crohn's Disease is that the name is kind of a "catch-all" for all the different types of disease there actually are out there. Everyone is different, and everyone's diet is different as well. Not only that, but the level of severity of your Crohns can also dictate whether you respond violently to the foods you intake or not. My friend has been pounding back McDonalds and soda everyday since I've known him, yet my Crohns won't allow me to ingest sugar, caffeine, or any of the fun stuff.
the only way you'll really know your limits is to "eat and see." Take small steps toward you regular diet and then observe how it treats you. (It'll go a LOT faster if you record what you eat and then the following pain, if any (between 20 ins and 2 hrs after eating) and the stools.
A good place to start is to find foods that'll cover your daily needs of vitamins and minerals and all that fun stuff.
Gatorade, or Pedialyte (for sugar)
Vegetables are OK as long as they're peeled and cooked. (No gassy veggies: cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, caggabe.)
Ensure, or Glucerna (for sugar-less)
Cheerios (Watch your dairy intake, some can drink it, some can drink a little.)
Eggs are great for protein, cook away! Also think about
switching to the brown ones, not white. (Egg drop soup is super easy and delicious and super high in protein!)
Rice! (Surprisingly helped me, as well as sushi for my Omegas, which I love. There was some luck!)
These are some basic things I started with and then gradually ate a bigger variety of things. If things take you back down a peg and don't agree with you, don't give up on it! Try a different company, and know where your health food stores are! They will be more expensive, but they also have a good variety of foods without all the crap chemicals you see these companies inject into their meats (like antibiotics) and stir into their mixture (like high-fructose chemical syrup.) FDA is run by big pharma ex-CEOs whose main goal isn't exactly to keep you healthy but more along the lines of keeping them and their buddies rich.
Also remember to start taking supplements! Your body is going to need some help with vitamins now.
Post Edited (Tebasaki) : 5/31/2010 10:25:10 AM (GMT-6)