Meal Replacments?

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   Posted 9/26/2012 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey do any of you fellow UC sufferers use Meal replacments? Maybe some with Probiotics?
Any suggestions? Where to get and what works for you would help.

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   Posted 9/26/2012 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
nope - i just eat food - veggies, meat, fruit -
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   Posted 9/26/2012 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Because I am also diabetic, I used the Glucerna shakes and bars when flaring an seeking low-residue. However more than one or two a week seemed to cause gas and diarrhea. I checked the label and saw there there were sugar alcohols like sorbitol and mantaol, which can cause diarrhea even in healthy persons. So I would not recommend these when flaring.

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   Posted 9/26/2012 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Look into inflammex powder or something similiar.

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   Posted 9/26/2012 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
We tried various Ensure and Boost replacements. Both sped up my digestive system and increased passage of body waste. Ended up making my own protein smoothies. There are a lot of healthy smoothie recipes out there. This is not a meal replacement but I found that when I am racing Hammer heed Orange is great. It is a powder that mixes with water, it is similar to Gatorade but without all the sugar just carbs and electrolytes. The pre-made meal replacements did not have enough electrolytes for me.
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   Posted 9/26/2012 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure I wouldn't do well with a meal replacement drink but I do fine adding a plain (unflavored, unsweetened) brown rice protein powder to a smoothie. Sounds bad, I know, but it's really not. Since it isn't flavored you can add it to anything like oatmeal or whatever you can think of. I have friends who make cookies with it somehow.
I don't do we'll with soy or dairy, so that's why the rice is my powder of choice. I don't use it every day, just when I'm in the mood for a smoothie.

This way I'm getting real food, plus protein and not a bunch of unknown junk.

Edited to add:
You could easily add probiotics to this and I get it from
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