Boy, I wish I could trade weight with those of you who gain weight in a flare-- I always lose and would be a happy "taker." Now, I happen to benefit, IBD-symptom-wise, from eating low-carb, but as a side effect it has made me skinnier than I used to be in my high carb days .... so leaving aside the harsh wars of beliefs between about
high fat/low carb vs. low-fat/high carb, low-carb is the easiest way to keep off the pounds. Not the reason I am low carb, but for those who gain (or can't lose excess) during flares, consider trying it and benefiting from that side effect.
Pancolitis dx'd 1986, full med-free remission 88-97
Flaring or simmering ever since
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO
Turmeric/circumin, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD)