lambkins - oh, I feel your "pain" - munchy pain that is!!
I am already obese so trying not to give in to those pangs of "hunger" from prednisone is not easy. I check labels on those 100 calorie snacks and that way buy the best I can and limit the intake - eat 1/2 now 1/2 later - spread it out when I get munchies again!
I do eat lowfat cheese, low-sugar yogurt but beware of the artificial sweeteners - some can't tolerate them. ANY protein helps with the hunger part. I eat lowfat/lowsugar peanut butter almost every day. So far only gained 3.5 lbs. since January. My NP says that is very good. I think eating very small meals and spreading them out - every 3 hours if you can helps to keep the AMOUNT down. Like maybe 1/2 sandwich now - other 1/2 in a couple hours, etc. if you are home or can do that. I carry the lowfat crackers like ritz with cheese in my purse. I just always love to eat anyway. Sugar is my problem - reading labels helps to keep that down. My fluid intake is not like it should be because it makes me nauseated to drink too much at once. Also, salt - so far no retaining fluid!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.