Eating what I want doesn't mean unhealthy. Some of these diets are pretty darn strict in what you can have, even healthy food wise. To me it's about
striking a balance, and that is truly a healthy diet. When you have to cut out things all the time you have to be careful to make sure your getting what you need.
For a lot of people with Crohn's veggies and fruits are a no no. Salads used to set me off terribly, especially when I was in a flare. I agree that this place should be about
support. Seems like this debate has some off posts on both sides. Just because someone doesn't want to follow these diets doesn't mean they are kicking back with a bag of chips for dinner either! Some of us just want to be able to eat NORMAL. Without having to follow every label, make EVERYTHING we put in our mouths by hand, and not be ALLOWED to eat something if we want to. Sure I don't eat cake every day, but if I WANT a piece a cake once in a while. A freaking banana isn't gonna be a good replacement! For me it would also be darn near impossible for me to make two different meals every night. I wouldn't expect my son or husband to follow such a strict diet with me.
Everyone is different, as we all keep saying. Maybe we really should just be accepting of that.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Celexa.