Eating 2 much or 2 little

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   Posted 6/13/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat at least 3 big meals a day and I feel like a freak compared to everyone else I know. NObody eats as much as I do. My baby's mother could eat a hamburger or a burrito and be good for the day. My coworker can skip breakfast and eat a tiny ramen noodle thing for lunch and be good.
I can go eat breakfast, a big lunch with co-workers and be hungry at 5 when they probably don't even eat again. I have always been skinny So I think I need to eat a lot and plus I love food. I think that is why My UC can be controled by diet. If I eat smarter and less I see good results, but I always get hungry and eat too much or too late or not too healthy... Like today I have already ate breakfast and a handfull of raw almonds at 10am. Am I eating too much or is everyone probably not eating enough or is every body different? I think My eating is very compulsive and a lot to do with will power, but I am skinny so maybe my body really does need it. But Maybe I eat so often my metabolism is always running at high speeds and would slow down if I didn't eat so much. I don't know.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 5/8/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  6th week flaring;improving; 2bm/day; very little blood
RX/day:  Currently 10mg of prednisone per day. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: food combos, enzymes, good posture, chewing more, etc.

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   Posted 6/13/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Everybody is different. From what you are describing you eat like my husband, he too is nice and thin. Me on the other hand even with UC I have to watch what I eat or I can gain at the drop of a hat. Not sure what your trigger foods are but something you can try if you are concerned about eating too much is eat more protein based foods. I discovered if I ate something like peanut butter crackers as a snack I wasn't really all that hungry for lunch and was actually full on about half a sandwich.

My opinion of your eating is you go boy! LOL I wish I could eat like that!!

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 6/13/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I think everyone is different. If you are real concerned, try to make healthy choices as often as possible. You don't want to lose weight. So, keep eating but try to make good choices. I wish I were that lucky. lol
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis, possible dysplasia
Currently: symptoms have subsided, awaiting biopsy results for dysplasia
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
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   Posted 6/13/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband is the same. He becomes what he calls a bottomless pit. Though he is usually to busy to eat at work he will eat two crossanwiches for breakfast a decent lunch and then he comes home and eats until he falls asleep for the most part. Mostly meat and cheese. (i made him get a cholesterol test i was so worried about the amount of cheese he eats but he is fine) and he is still thin. But since he turned thirty he has packed ona few pounds but still can eat and not gain.

I'm the opposite. I look at food and bloat.
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, no more pred after two years!!!! Off imuran as remicade is working!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran 8mg every six hours for nausea
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 4th infusion

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   Posted 6/13/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i thought this thread would be something totally different hahaha. sorry.

I notice that if I eat THREE BIG meals a day.. it exacerbates my symptoms. But if I eat not enough... it also makes my stomach hurt. So I have to make sure to eat something small multiple times through out the day... or else!
Kara, 20
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07
-Left sided all the way up
-Was on didn't do anything for me. Had horrible flare up...been on lialda and pred since. Seems to be working!
Medications: Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
                  Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food. Proctofoam once before bed

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