I understand. I gained too. I gained like 26 lbs (from my lowest to my highest) in just 7 months. I ended up loosing 10 lbs because I joined a program that encouraged 6 small meals/snacks a day. I did not stick with it 100% but did still loose weight. I knew I needed to loose before I had step 2 of my surgery (which was 3 weeks ago). Anyhow, the diet is:
breakfast: protein, fat, grain, frut/veg
snack: fruit/veg, protein
lunch: protein, fat, grain, frut/veg
dinner: protein, fat, grain, frut/veg
It is suppose to speed up the metbolize. Like any diet, though, it is a diet......kinda tough to follow. Especially when you have been deprived of eating all the fun stuff when you have UC. Trust me........I understand exactly how you feel.
- July 2006
Surgery - Temporary ilestomy on 2.25.08 at Cleveland Clinic. Next surgery in 6 months
Medications: Predisone - 5mg (and tapering to zero)
Supplements: multi-vit, calcium
Reason for surgery: Steriod dependent and allergic reactions to imuran and 6mp. Elected not to try remicade.