Ahh... my 2 best friends and 2 worst enemies! I have to admit, I was not at all worried about
changing my diet when I was diagnosed with UC, but freaked out when I realized I might not ever be able to drink with my friends ever again!!! ;) Luckily, I have successfully been able to consume both in moderation while in remission! (woo hoo) I drink coffee every morning, just one cup per day, though. Start with really weak coffee and see how you tolerate it. I don't know if it is good for you or not, but it actually helps to keep me regular which can be a really good thing when you still experience urgency in remission.
I have come to realize the hard way that alcohol has to be kept to a minimum. I can have a couple of drinks on the weekends without any problem. As long as I keep it below the legal limit with the drinks per hour I am A-OK. Too much beer and I'm really bloated so I try to stick to light beers and liquor drinks with low sugar content like vodka or gin (no shots). Make sure and drink plenty of H2O along with!!! For me it's all a balance. As long as I am taking my meds on time, sleeping and eating right I can drink... but if any of those things are neglected, then I'm going to get sick.
I have no problem with tomatoes sauce, but during a flare I make sure it's really watered down so it's not too acidic. Sugar, unfortunately, is not my best friend. I get flares from sugar more than anything else. Again, it's all about
balance... if I keep sugar out of my regular diet, I can have a bowl of ice cream (my nemesis) every once and awhile! Good luck!! :)
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~:* ONE LOVE *:~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Current Symptoms: None!!!!! In remission since Nov. 2006 (woooohoooo!!!)
History: Diagnosed Oct. 2005, flared for 1 year. Hospitalized 9 days Sept. 2006. 2 Blood transfusions, 1 Remicade injection. Drugs:Asacol,Probiotics (Primadophillis Returi), Fish Oil 1000, MultiVitamin, B-12, Biotin, Vitamin-E oil & Cinnamon pill (occasionally). Diet: Vegetarian (Fish/Eggs/Dairy) & SCD diet (somewhat)