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Shadam
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   Posted 2/8/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been trying to decide what I should start eating for breakfast.  I never really ate any breakfast only becuase I never had anytime before work (it was just never part of my morning process). 
 
When I started on Pred, I was told I had to eat it with food, so I started having toast every monring which is pretty boring and also has a load of gluten (which I've heard is not good for you.
 
I'm trying to stay away from anything that is artificially flavored and that has a good amount of sugar and fiber. 
 
Sooo, what do all of you eat for breakfast?  And what about the people that are always on the run in the morning, are those cearal bars any good for you? 
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Currently on Asacol 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Daily Green Tea, de-shelled sunflower seeds and 1 Multi Vitamin a day


quincy
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   Posted 2/8/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an egg (extra large or large) and toast (light rye thick sliced). Coffee with some milk. When I eat out for breakfast, I have bacon or back bacon or maybe sausages..depending on where I eat.

I would never have a cereal bar...for breakfast or any other time. Lots of sugar, some artificial sweetener, high fat.  NO nutrition except for the fibre...which you can get in other ways.

I see cereal bars as an easy replacement to seeking a better way to eat.

An egg for protein, toast for carbs...both for energy. Oh, coffee to help my morning bm and for energy/clarity/addiction..lol!
I can go 7 hours on that breakfast if I had to.

q


*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
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My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 

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Chasblah
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   Posted 2/8/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I also like the breakfast sandwiches. You can make some yourself, or buy some good frozen ones in the health food section. Or I like to eat cereal, b/c I feel I need to drink milk when I take pred.
What about a healthy cereal? Yogurt?
Check the health food section.
Chassity
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-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
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Shadam
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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the replies...do you do hard boiled eggs or cooked eggs...they both sound good but I usually like to be up an out of the door for work in the morning.  Also, I thought caffiene (in the coffee) was bad for ucers?

 

As anyone heard anything about oatmeal?  Is that good for you?


Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Currently on Asacol 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Daily Green Tea, de-shelled sunflower seeds & spinach and 1 Multi Vitamin a day


Sweetie31105
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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Scrambled eggs are easy to make. I normally have cereal in the morning, but sometimes I have plain yogurt with fresh berries mixed in with it.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Taken off Imuran 1/15/09
Only taking Humira.

Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade


pb4
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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
What ever fruit you can tolerat actually makes a great breakfast along with plain yogurt, making a smoothy out of them is also an excellent breakfast.  You'd also be surprised at how beneficial eating oatmeal every morning can be (don't go for those sugary flavored ones, but instead the plain that you have to cook on the stove top).

:)


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Sara14
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   Posted 2/8/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   

If you're in a hurry and want to eat eggs, you could boil a few at the beginning of the week. That way you can just grab one and eat it quick each morning.

I usually eat toast, cereal, a banana, yogurt or an energy bar, like Clif bars. A lot of the energy/breakfast bars do have a lot of sugar, but I eat them sometimes anyway if I'm in a rush. It's something easy that I can eat on my commute. I'm fine with oatmeal, but if you're trying to stay away from high-fiber foods, that probably wouldn't be a good option for you.


Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops


Shadam
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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   

sara,

do you only eat the white part of the boiled egg or the whole thing?


Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Currently on Asacol 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Daily Green Tea, de-shelled sunflower seeds & spinach and 1 Multi Vitamin a day


Sara14
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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Whole thing.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


kops2da
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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been eating white toast with lowfat peanut better for months. Only when I try to eat something else do I have problems so back to toast with my protein and one or sometimes two coffee.
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 2/8/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
White bread, yowsa that's a lot of sugar, a better peanut butter would be organic, low fat usually means they've substitued the sugar in it for artificial sweetner.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/8/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an activia yogurt and a bananna. Sometimes I crumble some crackers in it. When I am home I have eggo waffles w/ sugar free syrup.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


mythmoon
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I get a third cup of the quick oats, 2/3 cups yogurt, sunflower seeds, and blueberries put it all together the night before and let it soak in the fridge then eat it in the morning.

Or eggs and bacon with yeast free toast

or my 1/3 quick oats, 1/3 cup apple juice and 1/3 cup water, microwave for 2 mins and then add the sunflower seeds, 2 tbls spoons of yogurt and blueberries

or grilled goat cheese sammich...yeast free bread and goat cheese! yummm

Usually I have a cup of rice milk to go with all of that. I used to eat muffins but there is too much sugar and I don't have an oven that works to make my own. But you can make muffins, freeze then individually in tin foil and defrost the night before you want them for breakfast
21 yr/old Uni student. Vancouver, BC
Imuran 150 mgs/day

Prednisone 7.5 mgs/day
Diagnosed UC Sept. 2007
Cal-Mag, CoQ10, L-glutamine and Iron supps. Also now trying probiotics Bio-K (acidophilus)


ivy6
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Semolina is a simple, nourishing invalid food. Cook 1/3 cup of semolina in about 3 cups of milk (or milk substitute), stirring until the grains swell and it becomes nice and thick.

Divide into bowls, shove in fridge, microwave as needed. 1/3 cup, cooked in milk, could last for 2 or 3 breakfasts.

Depending on dietary restrictions, you can add currants or grated apple for flavour, top with chopped banana, or put cinnamon / nutmeg / honey / whatever on top for extra flavour.
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ivy6
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
ps. When I can handle the fibre, I like to cook it with LSA. That will help you eat some more of those sunflower seeds that you're eating.
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Mommy pooh
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! All of you eat so healthy. I usually have a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and give my daughtger oatmeal or a blueberry waffle and fresh fruit. She used to eat a cup of yo baby yogurt every morning but I guess I burned her out on those b/c she doesn't want those any more. I have done really well developing a healthy diet for my daughter, but I know I need to do way better for myself! We have started buying fresh vegies and fruit and eating them as plain as we can.
  • 26 years old, married, Stay-at-home Mommy to 2 year old daughter 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
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kops2da
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
pb4 - works for me - that is all I was saying. I eat about 6 slices of white bread a day and tsp. of lowfat pb in morning. Also, I eat cookies in moderation and other stuff with sugar. Didn't say I eat healthy but it does not affect my UC in any way. Low residue, lowfat and low fiber helps me most. I drink lowfat milk and eat lowfat cheese, etc. I have had IBS for 30 years and this is my way - only what works for me. I cannot tolerate spicy, high fiber bread, etc. etc.
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 


hana24
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   Posted 2/8/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat 3 scrambled eggs with a tablespoon of ricotta cheese and some dried chives - sometimes 1/2 ripe banana - or if well I eat oatmeal with milk - no sugar and organic milk only (no antibiotics)
Jessica 27/F
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Citalopram 20 MG
omeprazole(for acid reflex)
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone, Asacol ,colazal, Culturelle, dicyclomine)


pb4
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   Posted 2/8/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
kops2da :)

Just saying that white bread tends to have a lot of sugar (which promotes bad bacterial overgrowth and also sugar lowers the immune system) and that with anything low fat they substitute some of the sugar with artificial sweetner which can typically also exacerbate IBD symptoms is all. But I guess if you're not flaring and haven't been for a good while then the sugar and artificial sweetner is luckliy for some reason not affecting you...however, if you are flaring and/or find yourself flaring often, it's more than likely linked to the sugar and artificial sweetner.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


pb4
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   Posted 2/8/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Mommy pooh said...
Wow! All of you eat so healthy. I usually have a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and give my daughtger oatmeal or a blueberry waffle and fresh fruit. She used to eat a cup of yo baby yogurt every morning but I guess I burned her out on those b/c she doesn't want those any more. I have done really well developing a healthy diet for my daughter, but I know I need to do way better for myself! We have started buying fresh vegies and fruit and eating them as plain as we can.

Are you able to tolerate eating what you give your daughter for breakfast?  If so then why not eat the same as what you feed her?  Cuz you're right, you do need to do better for yourself.
 
:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


jars05
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   Posted 2/9/2009 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I always have an Ensure in the morning, but if I'm going in late and have time, I'll drink a glass of V8, make a sweet potato, and have 3 eggs.

Age: 31
Location: Missouri
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: 100 mg Azathioprine a day
 
 
 
 


Cadillac Lover
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   Posted 2/9/2009 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Wake up a little earlier and eat a big breakfast, it's worth it, most important meal of the day no lie. I usually either boil 6 eggs and eat 3 just whites and 3 whole. Or lately I've been grilling a chicken breast on the foreman grill and cutting it up and mixing with scrambled eggs. It's good. Weird but good. All I drink is water all day.
Diagnosed with UC summer of 08.
Currently taking asacol 1600mg 3 x a day & Prednisone for 50 days.
Currently having a flare.


kops2da
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   Posted 2/9/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   

I have only been flaring since diagnosis last June. Not been in remission yet!!  Have tried all medications in mesalamine group - all rectals, etc.  Everything makes it worse.  Yes, I am obese - lost only 15 lbs. last year from UC.  I am eating everything I like in moderation.  At my age - I am not about to change my whole eating pattern and make my life more miserable.  Ok, I am addicted to food also - just keep trying to eat less sugar, Splenda does not affect me so I use that moderately.  Maybe when I end up in the hospital some day I will have to give up my white bread - who knows.  Excuse my weird mood today - prednisone, third day is working and I am happy about that.  Just praying this is what will get me into remission so I can have my knee replacements and get on with life before I am 70 (which won't be long).

I do understand that some things help in the diet - been fighting IBS about all my life.  And especially admire those of you younger to make your life better and longer.  I just don't have that long to worry about it I guess. 

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 2/9/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I haven't felt young since I was 23 going on 24 and got this stupid crohn's colitis and I'm going on 42 this yrs so all I can say is I wish I had known back then what I know now, possibly I could have saved myself a little grief but who's to say for sure, since we are all different when it comes to this idiotic IBD...I was quite the junk-food junky especially as a kid and teenager so changing my diet has been hard, but apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks LOL, sadly because of some complications I have with my perianal disease I've still not met with full remission, so I just try and do what's best for my body especially since IBD is a life-long chronic disease...unless they find a cure, I'm pretty sure I'll never have full remission even with altering my diet, so I get where you're comming from, maybe in another 15 or so yrs I'll give in and go back to my "comfort" eating.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


pant pooper
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   Posted 2/9/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Any kind of melon, only one type don't mix melon's and as odd as it sounds with greens and eat as much as you want!
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