I'm having that problem with the low residue processed foods too -- I haven't had fresh vegetables or a salad in months! And, because bread is OK, I've been eating more carbs -- toast, bagels, rice, etc. I've managed to stay about the same weight on the steroids, I think because I've been so sick with D, but I'm retaining water and my face is puffy and red so I look as if I've gained (which is bad for me -- already overweight).
Have completely given up Diet Coke -- I was an addict before being diagnosed -- and I think that will help. I'm sure I was in some sort of sweet/craving cycle as a result. I'm drinking tons of water too, which I know is a good thing. Haven't added much exercise -- seeing how much everyone on the forum is working out makes me realize I have to get moving, even when I'm not feeling great.
But, in the meantime, would love to lose 40 pounds or so and finding it hard to imagine given the diet and the steroids.
44 years old, newly diagnosed in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Medications: Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), 6 mp, Prilosec, Synthroid.
Supplements: probiotics, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and a multi-vitamin.
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15.