Hi Cadillac Lover.
I haven't been around for awhile and just stopped in today and saw this subject. I've been working out on and off for 17 years (I'm 36) and have had UC for 4 years now (actually symptoms started this month). I had a big surgery for complications 2 years ago this month and am training hard again. I currently train 6 days a week, doing cardio 3 times and weights 6 times. I use BioX protein powder and have found no problems whatsoever with it.
As for other supplements, I found the Nitric Oxide products TERRIBLE for my stomach since I got this illness. Creatine causes very mild D for me, manageable, but worth it for the benefits, and found zero problems with Glutamine...In fact I feel better when taking Glutamine.
I am 5'10", 180 lbs and find this to be the ideal weight for my height and body type. I work shift work (I'm a Police Officer) with very long shifts, and train at odd times, yet I am pretty lucky I guess because I can pretty much eat anything (other then the hot spicy food I used to love so much). I have found (both pre and post UC) that eating 6-8 small meals a day keeps my metabolism good, my body weight steady, and my energy level high. I wouldn't get overly concerned about the protein levels per se.....You have to eat what works for you...I found that force feeding, or forced dieting, other then being no fun, is actually counterproductive. Just eat a lot of small, protein rich meals, with good carbs, and low fat and you should be fine.
When in a flare, I drink a LOT of extra water (i usually drink 10 cups a day anyways), and increase my carbs a bit when feeling good. This brings my bodyweight (and a bit of fat) up, but it helps me ride out the flares a bit when i start to get the D. Also, due to the nature of my work and not always being near a washroom, have made it a habit to eat more on my days off, and eat less on work days.....which helps me ride through the shifts too........
If anyone finds any good protein products (obviously without spamming the site with a ton of ads) we would all appreciate it! :)
35 year old Male, Husband, Father of the best three kids in the universe.
First Flare was February 2005. Diagnosed June 2005-left-sided Colitis, suspect it has since spread. Started 4000 mg Oral Salofalk June 2005-stopped January 2007. Remission until November 2006. Been in a flare to various degrees since November 2006 to February 2007. Currently in remission.
Presently on 0 mg Prednisone-down from 60 mg!
Weekly 4000 mg Salofalk enemas.
Daily 4000 mg Salofalk oral.
Started Omeprazole 20 mg February 2007.