Why don't you do the ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph options (body type) as well....that will help a lot since some body types are naturally prone to be thin as well as prone to certain diseases.
I'm an ectomorph...5'8"...always been thin and have become a bit "thicker" during my middle age. I do covet it, however...
During the years of my first flare until diagnosis (in my early 30's) I went from about
128 down to 109 pounds. I steadly increased to around 135 - 140 over the years. From age 49, my weight increased to 160 and I'm now down to 150ish at age 53.
I can afford to lose a few more pounds and exercise more to produce more tone and strength.
Add body type in your poll.....
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!