I've pretty much not changed my diet....but I didn't really eat a lot of junk food or make bad decisions with my main meals. I did have snack foods, however, mostly chocolate and have definitely cut that way back (unless I'm on a binge or something..lol).
I don't follow the no carbs fungus diet.
I don't follow anything that tells me to not eat something because it's bad...
My diet may not be as others' anyway, but in general it's pretty basic and balanced. I do have to add more fruit and veggies. I prefer veggies cooked, I will eat raw carrots and salad...etc. Never raw cruciferous veggies.
I'm going to start adding more lentils/beans..etc. cooked of course., but I'll take beano because I'll eventually have lots of gas.
I don't eat whole grain breads except on occasion. I have a bakery rye bread.
I have protein with every meal..I don't do protein drinks or bars.
I don't have alcohol except a teeny glass of wine on occasion.
I drink coffee daily.
I limit high fat meals, and make choices in that favour.
Diet is subjective, and eating for gut comfort by keeping your colon exercised, your body nourished and producing a good stool is a difficult thing to do when one is flaring.
I do somewhat adjust when I'm flaring...say I won't have as much coffee if my butt is throbbing and I wouldn't have as much salad or fruits. My flares don't last long once I've increased the rectal meds..
Hope this helps.
*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)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!