low carb lifestyle--anyone?

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   Posted 7/11/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else eat an uber low carb diet?  I've been keeping my carbs at less than 20g/day for the last two weeks, which equals less than 5% of my daily calories.  I have to say I feel great, and I feel "full" for the most part.  My output is pretty liquidy with approx 6 empties a day-anyone else notice that? 
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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   Posted 7/11/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
No, though I considered it because I have polycystic ovaries and low-carb or diabetic is the way to go.

Because the increase in fibe ris what has worked for me (I was struggling with firm stools before that), I have moved to a diabetic 1500cal diet with 3-4 days of cardio & strength training/week.

I'm glad to know others have had success on it, are you eating higher fats maybe? The fat increase might be allowing your stool to be more liquidy.
Kaycie - Age: 26
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   Posted 7/12/2009 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeh my fat intake is way up, definitly over 50% of daily calories. Not complaining about the liquidy-ness, it makes it easypeasy to empty

Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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   Posted 7/12/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to keep wheat, dairy and red meat completely out of my diet in hopes of controling the UC, I believe it worked for a long time. I am considering going back to this diet, it means alot of soy and tofu though and I am not to sure about the impact of gas on an ileo, but I am hoping that it will help me to feel better. I think though I might look into a diabetes diet, that might be easier to manage.

UC 2003 Ileostomy Feb 2009

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   Posted 7/14/2009 3:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't follow any guidelines, but I have eliminated most bread(and stopped eating white breads a long time ago), pastas and starchy veggies from my diet...and I do feel better and full longer!!! I find that I prefer to eat a big salad and don't miss those carbs (for the most part!!). For me, my transit time has definitely slowed down:)
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