Posted 9/14/2007 2:42 AM (GMT -7)
It could be that your body is finally absorbing the calories it needs. When I flare, I lose weight rapidly and I have to force myself to eat to keep the weight on even though it hurts terribly. But when I'm in remission and not going to the bathroom several times a day, then I am more able to retain what I eat and keep the nutrients and calories. Plus too, when you are flaring, your body is in hypermode. It depends on the individual but some people digest food at a super high rate, not allowing the body to absorb the nutrients as easily. Most normal peoples transit time is 24-48 hours, for me it's 8-12 hours (I did a food experiment once - ate some corn to see how fast it goes thru my system) but of course transit time also depends on the foods we eat. Like meats take longer to digest and the transit time is longer then lets say a really cooked vegetable or liquids. Are you actively flaring right now or are you doing better?
Oh and I forgot to mention that if you have rapid weight loss or gain in a day, it could be water retention.