TamTam, it was the opposite for me. As soon as I got off the Pred and feeling better from the Remicade, I started losing weight as I had the energy to exercise, and didn't have too much of a problem eating fruits and veggies. Before I was dx'd with UC, I joined Weight Watchers and lost about
35 lbs., and then gained about
20 back with the dx of UC (and having to take Pred!) Now I'm back down to my original weight and feeling great! And it took me about
6 months before I was able to lose it again....and get rid of the moon face! So just keep on track and I bet you'll have that weight off in no time!