You are soooo not alone. And saying don't worry about
your weight is easy if you don't have a weight issue to worry about
. Getting healthy means psychologically as well as physically. I gained 50 pounds since my diagnosis some 20 years ago. Had I not had the Crohns disease it would surely have been a hundred pounds or more. I have learned not to allow my bowel patterns to control my diet now. I too eat very little. I'm not a breakfast eater, I don't feel hungry for several hours even into lunchtime after I get up. My problem is that I eat totally the wrong foods, small amounts as they may be, lots and lots of bad carbs. Not even a sugar junkie. Breads, pasta, potatoes, etc... The other problem and aruguably probably the biggest offender is that I usually didn't eat more than once a day. Think of metabolism as a fire. The fire requires fuel in order to burn (calories and fat). Not eating is actually preventing weight loss, perhaps even causing weight gain. It doesn't have to be a huge meal but something to let your body know that it doesn't have to douse the fire. Controversial but definately an easy and extremely effective diet is Atkins. I modify it though by keeping the the proteins low in fat as well. I have lost 40 pounds since September 2011. I have more energy. I feel happy and proud of myself and this actually is easing the stress I was placing on myself because I was being cheated by having Crohns but not having the benefit of the weight loss. Another thing too is I take a very large dose of generic metamucil each day which bulks up my stools and has the added benefit of better absorption of the vitamins and such from the foods I eat which also aids in weight loss. I'm not saying don't follow with your doctor as suggested but I am saying that I totally understand how you feel. Good luck and God Bless.