I agree you should be whatever weight you want to be. I think my original flare was set off by eating a low card diet with a lot of those sugar alcohols like maltinol and so forth. I wouldn't try doing anything other than a healthy natural diet (which should cause no problems really).
That said, I was 100lbs overweight (didn't really realize it was THAT much) when I got this and I couldn't lose weight. So that's one good side effect of all this I guess. Over the last 2.5 years I've lost all that 100lbs and I guess it was kinda a good thing it was there. I lost 40lbs with my last flare and was just underweight. After seeing myself so skinny, I kinda wanted those 40lbs back! But even then, I think your body will only lose SO much, you know?
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
Been there, tried that....