There is no trick or magic to weight loss. It's all about consuming less calories and exercising more. Have you tried walking? It's great for increasing the metabolism, it's cheap, and available everywhere. If you can manage your weight loss program with 6 smaller meals per day, good for you! I can't seem to measure my portions well when I eat out of the 3 meals per day routine. Also eliminate snacking but if you do have to snack eat celery sticks or carrot sticks. Change the diet of the family. Make everyone eat healthier and eliminate junk food for the kids. There are a lot of healthy snack foods that should satisfy the pickiest child. Jello cups, Pirates booty, rice cakes, etc. I only drink water and coffee. I find any beverage that contains calories is just not for me. I'd rather get calories out of food!!!
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free