Prednisone weight is awful, and so was that feeling of being so hungry all the time!
I do really, really well with the Atkins diet, so does my husband. You don't have to eat bacon all the time, you can eat pretty healthy (except I miss fruit). And of course it's good if you have gluten issues, like I do and apparently lots of people do and don't know it! I have never gotten worse, but have gotten better while doing it.
I don't like cardio so I just do a little of that, but I like to lift weights to try to keep strong and hit long golf shots (and it's a quick workout). I would love to take Pilates but there is no place convenient enough for me.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.