I know exactly how you feel. When in flare, I have to eat almost completely opposite of what I typically eat. Normally, I eat lots of broccoli and apples, etc. (fruits and vegetables) really healthy. When flaring: applesauce, rice, crackers (saltines/ritz), honey grahm crackers, chex cereal (gluten free), after workout recovery drink (lots of L-glutamine, etc-) limited choices makes it really boring. I'm getting so tired of everything, especially applesauce. [When choosing crackery things, I choose the things that when you put it in your mouth and sip water, it practically turns to mush in your mouth. I think it helps the colon. It's soft, yet binding]
Both during flares and in remission I eat lots of protein-chicken/turkey only
And I NEVER have dairy.; and I LEAN towards being gluten free (I don't eat breads, tortillas, crackers for the most part that have gluten in them. But I don't worry about it being in condiments, etc)
I'm kinda strange..hehe it makes me sad and mad when I can't eat my apples, and steamed broccoli, etc. I can't wait till I can have them again.
diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis, 2005
-tried various meds for a year
got started on Remicade 2006
prednisone during flares
methotrexate, folic acid, omega 3, biotin, probiotics, etc...
Exercise: 2hrs+ cardio
Diet remission: chicken, turkey, apples, steamed broccoli&carrots, protein bars, NO DAIRY, NO NUTS, NO BERRIES, NO CAFFEINE, limited sugar