I usually give right into my cravings....sugar, salt, whatever it may be. Sometimes I'll try to wait them out, & sometimes that works. Other times, I'll be craving something for days, & eat tons of other stuff instead of what I really want! If the craving for that particular food is still there after a day or so, I go get it. It really depends on the item- I craved doughnuts this past wknd, but didn't buy any. I know that when I eat a doughnut, I don't even enjoy it! It sits in my stomach like a rock. Same with fried foods. Candy is a different story- with the onset of Halloween, we already have bags of mini candy bars at work, courtesy of the drug reps! I must've eaten about
6 in one shift last week. Whatever. Maybe it is yeast overgrowth, maybe I just have a sweet tooth. I mean, does everyone who has a sweet tooth suffer from yeast overgrowth??? Overall my diet is good- I've never drank soda, we don't do fast food, I don't eat much processed/chemical laden stuff, I'm a home cooked food freak, & we can & use tons of garden produce. I also don't eat red meat, & eat very little chicken. I do eat chocolate, frozen yogurt,
cookies, cheese, white bread, & drink coffee. None of which appear to help or hurt my UC. Truly! I've never tried to modify my diet for my UC, aside from eating very soft, smooth stuff while flaring badly- avocados, yams, oatmeal, etc. I am totally not a candidate for SCD, the Makers Diet, anything extreme like that- I enjoy my food way to much. I figure, as long as I have a decent balance I'm alright. After my mini candy bar binge at work, I only had 2-3 mini candy bars the next day or so. Big deal. I don't suffer from yeast infections, btw. And as far as I know, there have been no conclusive studies done to show that sugar is "bad" for UC.
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07