when i was first diagnosed my doc gave me a sheet with a low residue diet on it and the only things on it were chicken, potatoes without skin, white bread, shortbread cookies and similar refined bland foods. its to help minimise the impact that regular food might have on your tender colon.
but now, after years of this, i found that its not really necessary unless it makes YOU feel better. just seems like the usual thing on the list for the doc to give someone new to this.
its trial and error when it comes to food. keep track of what works for you and what doesnt.
remember though, it takes a day or so for the food you ate to come out, so dont mistake having to run to the can is caused by something you just ate.
read through the posts on this site.
good advice and stories and help. ask anything and you shall have an answer!
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day