Any body builders with UC? Please help.

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Cadillac Lover
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am new here and was diagnosed with UC around june 08. I was taking work out supplements like creatine, whey protein shakes & no(nitric oxide) for about a half a year before I was diagnosed but stopped taking them because they were so hard on my stomach. After I was diagnosed I was put on asacol and it started working right away. about 4 months later my stools started to get loose again and I tried a new protein supplement and it gave me the most horrible stool I've had for a while, that was about 3 weeks ago and I've had a flare since. I'm on prednisone for 50 days now along with the asacol(4 pills 3 x a day). Pretty much what I'm wondering is if anybody knows a good protein supplement that won't be in the toilet an hour later? I eat a lot of protein foods but it's just easier to have a couple shakes a day so I don't have to cook so much and eat so much. I was also thinking of just buying pure protein powder that does not have any other stuff in it but I hear it's pretty fowl for shakes. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

RyanF
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I use EAS's version of whey protein. Not a bad taste, although it does have some artificial sweetener in it, which bothers some UC patients. I've had no issues with it. You might want to add a digestive enzyme when eating/drinking a lot of protein-- help in breaking that stuff down so you get more out of it and it doesn't go to the colon and bother it. Also, beano might help in the gas area.

As for the other supps-- I don't touch them. Too many variables in them that could cause me to get worse and narrowing it down to the source would be a pain-in-the-arse, pun intended. I'm not sure what your definition of body builder is, but I can hold my own in the gym and got there naturally. I'm no Ronnie Coleman but people are shocked when they find out I have a debilitating condition (at times, yes).

Do you compete?
Ryan


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kmach33
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I take the designer whey protein.  It has all natural ingredients and I haven't had a problem with it.  I avoid creatine, rip fuel type stuff as it says that it can cause problems for those with intestinal problems.
24yr old male, diagnosed October 2003
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Vin
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   Posted 2/3/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
you don't need any suppliments. just eat the right food and take multivitamin. any suppliments i've taken have caused me issues. i can eat fish, chicken, sardines, steaks but not in huge portions. i steer clear of veggies/fruits while im flaring. i eat several times a day to make sure i get all my nutrients. even on prednisone i've been able to stay muscular and get stronger. im 5'9 and 200 fyi. like the RyanF says, its hard to tell i even have anything wrong with me except acne and slightly bloated look. everyone probably thinks im on the real juice.

Vin
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum.  Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
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Cadillac Lover
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   Posted 2/3/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
ryanf: No I don't compete I've just been lifting for like 8 years. Protein is all I want in the workout supplement area now. I'm never touching creatine or any of that other stuff again.

kmach: Thanks for the heads up on the designer whey I have heard about it and will look into it more now.

vin: I was just wondering about protein supps because I'm 6'1 185 right now and I was at 205. It's hard for me to take in 180-200 grams of protein a day with just food. Isn't it supposed to be 1 gram of protein per pound?

doors12
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   Posted 2/3/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to work out regularly before UC and regularly took whey protein, creatine, and glutamine supplements. I have no idea if that has anything remotely to do with me getting UC, but looking back, I would have skipped the supplements (and also skipped eating in Mexico but that's another story).
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
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   Posted 2/4/2009 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Look for stuff called "All Max" Quick Mass NP5, it's 1010 calories per serving and it helps to gain lean body mass, it's basically just extra calories for helping to bulk up (increases calorie activation) and it doesn't have creatine (which can cause D if you take just a little too much of it) so it's safe that way, just full of nutrients and helps you gain weight quicker, but won't make you fat if you're working with weights.

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   Posted 2/4/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I have tried many all natural Whey protein powders. I have found 1 who is truly all natural. It has Zero Carbs and Zero Fat! It is sweetened with a natural herb call Stevia! The taste is the best I have found!! Doesnt matter if you make it with milk or water!! It still tastes great! I have only found it online so far. The website is tryabouttime.com wink

RyanF
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   Posted 2/4/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
New to Fitness--

How much do you get with this? It doesn't give a size or quantity in the item description.
Ryan


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   Posted 2/4/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I pretty sure its a 2lb container!! Its unbelieveable truly the best on the market!! I just didnt enjoy the way protein powders tasted and I love this one. All the flavors are GREAT And even better its all natural!! Let me know what you think!!!

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   Posted 2/4/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I checked to make sure it is a 2lb container and has 32 servings!!

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   Posted 2/4/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
nono  

If indeed he/she is selling this product we will find out soon enough eh?  Let the moderators handle it if this is the case please.


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Cadillac Lover
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   Posted 2/4/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks everybody for the help. i just lose too much weight too fast when having a flare.

Sideshowbob
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   Posted 2/4/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
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! :)
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Cadillac Lover
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
ssbob: Thanks for the heads up. I usually eat 4-5 medium size meals a day, I'm still trying to figure out what I can eat that doesn't mess with me while having a flare. All this is still new to me, this is my first flare since being diagnosed. After I started asacol I went back to normal and was eating my regular foods wich are all proteins carbs good fats etc. but some of them foods I can't eat while having a flare. I've been eating a lot of fish, chicken, slim steaks, eggs and few veggies but it's just not cutting it in the gym for the protein. I will check out the biox. I was stacking no, whey & creatine before and i was bigger than ever before the uc came into my life. I'm still kind of big I guess, starting to look more cut than bulk plus I've been doing more cut lifting since I'm losing weight. I've been reading this work out book and it has some great schedules that I'm going to start doing tomorrow. If I find the right protein supp that doesn't hurt me I am 100% I will be back to 205. I'm about 185 right now, 6'1. I'd like to get up to at least 215 in the next couple of months.

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   Posted 2/5/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Eva Lou
I am not selling anything! Forgive me that I have found something I think is great! I spent a lot of time and wasted a lot of money on terrible products. I wish I could of found someone to point me in the direction of something good. I wanted to help others I know the struggle. So again I gain nothing from this I just wanted to share with others!! Im a stay at home mom. Who got into health and fitness to live longer for my son! Im offended!!!!

RyanF
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   Posted 2/5/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
New to Fitness--

Please don't be offended-- but the way it came off, one might think you were soliciting the forum-- which happens way too often. So no harm was meant only that it came off as a solicitation. I'm certain Eva was only questioning you-- not accusing you.

Its all ok, ya'll!
Ryan


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Second injection: two pens on 24 Jan 2009


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   Posted 2/5/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
No worries!I enjoy helping people before I decided to stay home with my son I worked at the hospital. Helping people is in my nature tho I dont always know how to go about it! I was impressed and excited thought this would be a good way to share with strangers who may be searching!! Soliciting not my thing!! I will keep my thoughts and findings to family and friends!! But thanks RyanF you seem like good people Take Care

Post Edited (New to Fitness) : 2/5/2009 11:09:08 AM (GMT-7)

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