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lambkins
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   Posted 4/11/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Help pred has turned me into a eating machine where all i want to do is stuff huge amounts of food i need ideas for low/no sugar /carb snacks that will fool my brain into thinking that is what i need instead of all the sweets bread biscuits etc that i am eating now as well as my normal meals am trying to drink lots of water and drinks with no sugar but just keep thinking of food i do eat a lot of fruit and veg any ideas.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/11/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
If you're not lactose intolerant cheese might be a good snack.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


kops2da
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   Posted 4/11/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   

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!

Good luck!

ElaineNY


 
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.
 
 
 


Malkavian
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   Posted 4/11/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Try eating pickles or kimchee if you can tolerate them. They're tasty and have next to zero calories. Though, if you're flaring both can be really freaking irritating (especially kimchee)

Also, canned fish is easy, high in protien and low in calories for the amount you end up eating, plus you get omega-3's.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


princesa
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   Posted 4/11/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Organic deli meats rolled up or wrapped around cucumber slices to make little parcels. Lettuce leaf rollups with meat filling inside. Peanut or other nut butters on apple or celery pieces. Nut mixes, if you tolerate them. Natural flavored applesauces. Larabars or Cliff Nectar bars. Balance or Zone bars. Real fruit popsicles or sherbets. Yogurt cups, if dairy's not a problem. Lite popcorn, if tolerated. Corn chips with guacamole. Pita chips with hummus.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


lambkins
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   Posted 4/11/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for all your ideas will be trying them all
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


kops2da
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   Posted 4/11/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   

princesa - shows you again how we are so different, huh?  I never eat anything organic, nothing raw (told not to), nothing with fiber, but love the peanut butter and all dairy stuff.  Guess we have to eat what we can for us.  I have IBS and GERD and that is why so many things are off limit and I have to eat low residue, lowfat, etc.  ElaineNY


 
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.
 
 
 


Zippy123
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   Posted 4/12/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Get some of that sunflower butter and spread it on a rice cake and pour a little honey on it.

princesa
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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
kops2da said...

princesa - shows you again how we are so different, huh?  I never eat anything organic, nothing raw (told not to), nothing with fiber, but love the peanut butter and all dairy stuff.  Guess we have to eat what we can for us.  I have IBS and GERD and that is why so many things are off limit and I have to eat low residue, lowfat, etc.  ElaineNY

I wouldn't eat anything raw if I was flaring, but her question was about low sugar snacks, so I was focusing more on healthy snack suggestions. Same thing goes for fiber. The right kind of fiber supplement can be extremely helpful, so long as you're not in a bad flare and/or bleeding.
There's nothing inherently wrong with peanut butter or dairy products, but peanut butter can worsen a candida overgrowth if your particular UC has a fungal etiology and many people have problems digesting dairy or have allergies to peanuts or dairy. So, yes, all suggestions have to be taken in context of your individual tolerances.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Yup - I assumed she is flaring as she is on prednisone and got the munchies.  Just telling her what I do - suggestions - depending on what she can tolerate.  I am happy that I can eat any dairy but have to avoid spicy and nuts, etc.  As for organic - I grew up on "regular" food and don't seem bothered by preservatives - only sorbitol, etc. artificial sweeteners.  I do use Splenda and sometimes aspartame food.  I HATE veggies and fruit but eat cooked ones once in a while.  WE are all different.

ElaineNY


 
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.
 
 
 


Peety
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   Posted 4/13/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been trying a spoonful or two of sunbutter, straight out of the jar. It's filling, a little sweet, and few carbs, and I might get the benefits of the magnesium everyone talks about. Convenient and holds me over between meals.

With prednisone, I allow myself bananas because I need the potassium, although they are high carb.

I've been bad -- too many donuts -- and gained 7 pounds. boo hoo
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). 
Flaring, seasonal? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 30 after several really bad days. Humira denied, waiting for approval to start Remicade. 

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