Thanks! I understand what you are getting at - yes, a lot is emotional for sure. I have always been an emotional eater. I always laugh when I read about people with UC losing weight, losing their appetite, etc. I can always eat - even when nauseated (in fact - eating then makes me feel better).
Yes, I cook one meal a day for my husband. Basicly, that is somewhat balanced. When he did chemo he ate a lot of Ensure, etc. but his weight stays about same. Unforunately, he craves sweets also. Except for dinner which I fix he does this own "fixing" and usually eats sandwiches and ice cream, etc. He is doing very well.
I try to eat like 6 times a day - small amounts unless out to eat, etc.
My day is something like this:
2 white toast with light pb, one coffee with fatfree creamer and Splenda
2 cookies or light yogurt or applesauce mid-morning
lunch is probably a sandwich - turkey, ham, cheese, egg, on white bread
afternoon snack could be cottage cheese, cereal (dry), cereal bar, those 100 calorie bag of snacks - cookies or crackers
Dinner - tv lean cuisine or other dinner or burger/roll w/oven fries or lowfat frozen entree w/canned veggies.
No later than 8 p.m. I have last snack - 100 calorie bag, small bowl of cheerios,
I don't eat fried food, raw veggies or fruit, wheat bread, soda, spicy food or sauces unless fatfree. (learned what I can eat with having IBS for years and gallbladder disease and stones which are gone now)
My portions are small and probably about 1200 to 1500 calories a day. I have a calories count book in my head from days in TOPS!
Anyway, my original concern is that sugar (which has not bothered me before) might be stopping my medications from working properly. I really don't believe that much is going to stop my cravings or eating unless that is the case.
I will lose weight when I finally get my knees fixed - I am in constant pain and only can take Tylenol. I hope my NP (gastro) does not tell me to quit taking Imodium as that has kept me going for many years with IBS.
Thanks again. Good to be able to come here and get info - my husband does not understand at all. He loves me but UC is too hard for him to "get".
68 yr. old granny
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Proctofoam once a day - added Colazal 3X2
Probiotic Primal Defense
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D