Posted 9/23/2019 3:03 PM (GMT -6)
Right now I'm doing intermittent fasting. 16 hours no eating, 8 where I have 2 meals. I definitely am getting enough calories and nutrients (I've been eating healthy) and I have weight to lose, anyway, so I'm eating less on purpose. But I feel better in the mornings than I ever have before with a flare - I'm in a drawn out mild flare that doesn't quite want to go away but causes me no distress, just a little bleeding/mucous once in a while. I also take qing dai, which helps with inflammation. Right now most days I only go once a day and it seems to be all of it, and I've never had a stint like this since I started having UC. I hope it's a good sign. So for me at the moment, diet plus qing dai plus intermittent seem to be helping at least. I'm not dealing with uncomfortableness or gas like previously. But if I eat something like broccoli I want to die. :/
But I'd never do a water fast.