I love to eat! I can even eat when I am nauseous. However I do not have the ability to eat large quantities of food at all. It is more from an anatomical defect than from UC.
Over the years I have learned to always say no to all of the before meal munchies sitting out on the buffet table. (If you have a small appetite then its either hor d'oevres or dinner, but probably not both.) I then eat small amounts from the dinner table making sure to save room for a dessert. You don't have to eat some of everything if there is a big spread. Just have your favorites and perhaps the host/hostess' specialty. Have, for example one slice of turkey, one vegetable and one mashed potato and unless you are going to suffer unduly, have the gravy too! Eat slowly and spread your food around your plate if your afraid someone will tease you about "eating like a bird".
The worst part for me is the after dinner stomach bubbling and rumbling and a certain amount of painful cramps, but I have that no matter what I eat so I might as well eat gravy and pumpkin pie when I have the chance.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed
Trying out Culturelle Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. lifes been good to me so far. -joe walsh