diet/ weight loss?

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TraciZ
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   Posted 2/20/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I'm newly off prednisone (1 week) and had gained 6 lbs in 2 months while on the cr*p! I currently have about 15 lbs I'd like to lose for my wedding in August. tongue   Anyway, have any of you tried Nutri System? I'm currently in remission and don't want to do anything stupid that would throw me back into relapse. While having symptoms, I tried Weight Watchers and had a reduction in symptoms, but didn't lose any weight! Any weight loss suggestions would be helpful.

suebear
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   Posted 2/20/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
The only diet that will work is the one you can live on the rest of your life. Changing behaviors and increasing exercise are the two components to successful weight loss. I am not a fan of the liquid diets for several reasons. One is there is too much chemicals in those drinks and two it is so much easier to regain the weight after you introduce food again.

Weight Watchers is about the most commonsense diet and life plan out there. It involves eating real food and eating anything you want in moderation. Nevertheless if you don't feel it works for you then try eating healthier foods with smaller portions. Incorporate a minimum of 30 minutes a day of exercise and vary it between cardio and strength training.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


princesa
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   Posted 2/20/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Body for Life would be another common sense plan to try. I believe you have to have both a healthy diet and exercise - both cardio and weight training to successfully lose weight and keep it off.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 


Scrap Girl
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   Posted 2/20/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I would also recommend Body for Life. I really slimmed down and toned up on it. Need to get back on it. But you're never hungry because you eat 5-6 meals a day and there's a built in "cheat" day (just don't go too crazy on that day).
Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
 
Colazal (9 a day)
Folic Acid
Biotin
Calcium
Remicade remission


TraciZ
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   Posted 2/20/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd never heard of Body for Life. I'm going to look into it. I do exercise and will increase that as the weather gets better. (I live in Buffalo, NY; it's freezing here!) I'll have to suck it up and eat healthier. I kinda slacked off on the prednisone. I was starving! Thanks for all the input!

princesa
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   Posted 2/20/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
There's a BFL book out now specifically for women:

http://www.amazon.com/Body-Life-Women-Physical-Transformation/dp/B000E1KPVY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203533635&sr=8-1


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 

Post Edited (princesa) : 2/20/2008 4:37:51 PM (GMT-7)


blueclassring
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   Posted 2/20/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
have you considered doing the scd diet?  if you really want to watch the pred weight gain, you should probably think about decreasing your salt intake.  most the the weight gain is water weight gain(edema) because your body is retaining the excess salt.  as a result water stays behind(thus the puffy face...

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TraciZ
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   Posted 2/20/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I've read about the SCD diet. It seems too extreme and complicated for my needs. I'm not at the point where I'd actually follow it. I know that it's helped A LOT of people, though.

princesa
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   Posted 2/20/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
It's not necessarily a weight loss diet per se, although being "low carb," it would probably have that effect. In general, alot of UCers seem to do well on some flavor of low carb diet that restricts or eliminates starches and grains.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 

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