I am trying to lose weight, like 10 or 15 pounds. Any more and my clothes won't fit! Atkins works best for me, in part because I can do without bread or potatoes, and also because it's the diet my husband will comply with! But I always really relied a lot on cheese as a snack...
I don't think Atkins ever caused my UC to get worse, and maybe it even made me better but before I didn't know about my gluten intolerance, so duh. I plan to eat lots of filling homemade beef or chicken vegetable soup, so I can control exactly what's in it and it tastes better too! I'm not much of a cook, but soup I can make. I don't do so good with salad, so I don't rely on them as much as many Atkins dieters do. In a pinch, I eat fast-food burgers with no bun. Greasy or spicy foods don't seem to bother me, believe it or not.
Gigi, I was inspired by your earlier declaration! but I understand. The timing has to be just right to jump into it. I'm seeing my three sisters in a few weeks, so I want to feel that I look better (best?!).
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.