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Would anyone like to participate in a thread on what you CAN eat ?

I know that we are all different but it might give me an idea on what things I can eat or to try.

I just don't know what to eat anymore, getting thinner by the day !

I usually have sweet potato, carrots, chicken, but my stomach is rebelling when I look at it on my plate . So tired of the same thing day after day,

plus I'm often in pain so I'm eating wrong somewhere.

What do you find to eat that doesn't cause you problems ?

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    Had this problem for about three years now and had about three flare ups. I can't say I've noticed any link between what I'm eating and a flare up though, which confuses me.

    My first two flares were long and I was on antibiotics for three weeks on my first flare and about four weeks on my second.

    The third time I had one I just immediately went on bowel rest and stuck to liquid diet, it lasted for about two weeks and stuck to the liquid diet until I was 100% sure I was ok, then went on small meals more regular. I take a H&B 20 billion probiotic every day, a macrogel sachet to keep stools soft, a cod liver oil capsule and make sure I don't eat red meat, any nuts or seeds which is the toughest for me. That's about all I do. Soup is great! Would be interested in finding out more from others as the information from my docs has been next to nothing, all my research has been online.

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    I manage fish potato green beans carrots no beef or beef burger no chocolate no fizzy drinks albran on a morning I have changed to a smaller plate so I don't over eat If I have a bad day I have chicken soup with bread hope this helps

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    Hi

    I decided to go and see a nutritionist who works with people with these bowel diseases. Having been on White mush only for a year I could not go on as was always in pain and so tired.

    I have started eating fruit and toasted oats with full Greek yoghurt on for breakfast. Add raisins and dried prunes. No fruits with pips like strawberries though

    Lunch is small jacket potato and salad with olive oil dressing with hard cheese , tuna fish tinned or chicken. Sometimes have gluten free cream crackers with spreading cheese

    Tea is jacket potato or gluten free pasta or occasionally oven chips. I eat a small amount of red meat. Roast dinner with veg. Soup but not creamed I

    I also eat snacks as my day has been broken into 6 small meals inc snacks. Fruit, rich tea biscuits, small portion of 75% dark chocolate

    I have been on this for 6 weeks under supervision and for the first time in a year have had no pain. I also have energy and my skin is looking a lot better

    Also take extra strength cod liver oil, probiotic tablet and slippery elm bark tablets

    Have the odd day where I can't go so I take a sooonful of syrup of figs to help me go

    Drink plenty of water

    It goes completely against the specialist I have been seeing but until I have a problem I will stick with this. She did say if I have a flare up go on fluids for a few days then go back to very low fibre for a month before going back to normal. The only thing I miss is bread

    Tricia

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    Hi there I think a food journal has helped me nail down exactly what works at all stages of Divi: I am a fan of bananas and oatmeal for firming things up and Aloe Vera or almond milk with coconut to clean me out.   I have slowly become a fan of juicing.  I now (believe it or not) crave celery juice! Bananas/coconut milk blended with frozen mango, wild blueberries or raspberries is very filling.  I am immediately hit with bloating the size of 9 months pregnant with any wheat, or rice so I take only very small amounts.  I have nearly eliminated all processed foods. No dairy as even a slice of cheese is bad for me though I love to taste it!  Black coffee, banana or apple for breakfast with a vegetable juice.  Lunch is best with chopped chicken and an avocado with celery sticks of almond butter.  I indulge on oatmeal date/cranberry cookies with no gluten sugar or eggs (pricey). Pudding or pies and I feel like dyeing.  I love sweet potatoes but can only have a vegetable (zuc o r nothing) with them as I find chicken does not mix, unless I bake the sw potato in spices then for some reason it is ok?  New potatoes in olive oil with spices of garlic, onion, basil, parsley are divine. Only butter lettuce works well and spinach lettuce. Chicken tenders and ground turkey are my only meats as otherwise it takes days to digest!  Chicken with artichokes/asparagus/sundried tomatoes works for me with some gas as does ground turkey meatloaf with veggies mixed in to keep it moist.  I do great with ground turkey on spaghetti squash but that on rice, raw tomatoes and corn chips for a tostada will have me aching. Shrimp/mangos/ dish works well as does baked tilapia.  If I treat myself to normal food of gluten free pizza or regular pasta I do not feel as good.   I have to be honest I had to relearn my eating and that takes patience.  For me the biggest game changers were taking not only the probiotic but garlic pills, 5htp for motility, celery juice, switching to more fruits and veggies, smaller portions and learning about the ileocecal valve on the right side via u tube, how to massage that when I feel even the slightest pain.  Don't get me wrong I dream about icecream but I think that is long gone from my world without consequences.  Veggie juice for tough times is filling and healing

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    I enjoy the tinned flavoured makerel, they don't give me problems.

    Pea soup with mint I love.

    Any salmon, tuna, cod.

    I was struggling to get my five a day, how does everyone manage theirs?

    Any recommendations on getting right vitamins and minerals, at the mmoment I feel my body isn't getting what it needs from my diet as I'm coming down with a lot of colds etc?

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      Thanks for your replies everyone.

      I'm finding it hard to eat a proper meal, eg potato, fish, veg.

      I'm living on jacket potatoes. I love my food but stomach can't cope with a meal anymore. This is a new thing for me.

      Should I be worried and see my GP or is this normal with worsening DD ?

      Thanks

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