Nuts and corn at all cost. They have given me abscess in colon. Recently it was either shrimp or scallops had both and was down for a week. So I guess shell fish is out for me. So sad
I eat a lot of nuts and seeds. Should I avoid them even if they don't seem to aggravate my colitis?
jaleesa no everyone is different. I was following also a while back to see what brings flairs on to others. If I eliminate all then there is nothing left lol some it's meat others it's dairy and some veggies. From what I have gathered it's different for everyone
Hedden that's what I'm struggling with. Some people swear by grain-free and others plant-based. It's very confusing. Right now I know dairy, some raw veggies and wheat are out for me.
jaleesa it's a process for sure. I'm afraid to eat anything lol. Nobody wants a flair up for sure. There is also some diet people use that is specifically for UC. The struggle is real!
Hedden thanks for your input.
jaleesa I have been in this forum a couple months probably and yes it is a big help !!!
I'd eat eggs white rice over cooked veg bone broth soup gluten free bread melon Avacodo chicken fish no caffeine sugary food alcohol dairy or wheat ... did a lot of smoothies and juicing
Do you avoid red meat?
jaleesa id eat farm ground beef but other than that yes
Crock pots are great makes everything over cooked and mushy easier to digest
ok, that's good to hear. We raise our own beef and don't want to say goodbye to it.
I hadn't even thought about the texture of what I'm eating other than on veggies. That makes sense.
jaleesa that's awesome I always find you have more control if you make everything yourself
Ya even spaghetti I eat on rice and all the vegetables I cook blend in the sauce if u can break it down before hand way easier
I tried everything but still had surgery bone broth is great makes yummy soups I lived off juicing and soups for a month really helped
spaghetti over rice sounds good!!! My daughter and I like spaghetti squash but it's expensive.
jaleesa prob be hard to digest
Grazyna Crock pots have become my best Buhler to cook with! I love that I can throw stuff in there and by the time I get home from work its all nice and soft which makes it easier to digest!! I stay away from gluten and dairy. I am going to be taking a food sensitivity testing in a couple of weeks to find out more and help to narrow it down.
dobbs I love my crockpot and have recently added an instantpot which is amazing!!!
Vitamix are amazing too can make soo much with it even have ice cream
I've heard great things about Vitamix as well as Ninja Blenders. I want to get either one but waiting until a good sale comes along.
dobbs ninja sucks lol but is slot cheaper it won't break down a lot of things I took mine back
dobbs the vitamix you can do payment off the shopping channel
Oh wow you are the first person for me to hear about that with Ninja, everyone around here that has one loves them, isn't that funny how that is. That's good to know, thanks for the tip on Vitamix, will have to keep that in mind.
dobbs just doesn't break up spinach ect which is hard to digest and I had a nutri bullet and wasn't any diff
Dairy, gluten, corn, soy, artificial food coloring, artificial sweeteners, added sugar, nitrates, lentils, most beans, hot sauce, some salsas, green grapes,
Thank you! This helps so much! I hadn't even thought about soy being a problem but ate some yesterday, didn't feel well later and attributed it to something else.
For a soy sauce alternative I use coconut aminos. It's pretty close and I don't feel any ill effects after.
ok, saw this at our local herb shop.
Same as Freese but also cannot tolerate nuts or grains but I can do white rice thank God.
Certain types of oils effect me. For example, I can't eat different Chinese food or fried foods depending on what they use. Same thing with pizza. I can eat two slices as long as it's a certain brand. So I'd suggest checking to make sure it's not just the brand/restaurant. It makes a difference!
I've never thought about this but it makes sense because some fried foods bother me and others don't. Have you narrowed down which oils bother you?
I'm ok with olive oil. Still trying to work out the others. I've started experimenting at home for now. Feel kinda awkward, but I might just need to ask the restaurant outright what they use.
Saunders you might could check websites. I was able to lookup chick-fil-a (yum!!!) and they use soybean and peanut oils.
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jaleesa, I'll do that! Great idea!
Hedden, thank you. That is a very good point! My son has a red dye allergy and I've never felt bad about asking for him. I should do it for myself as well!
Saunders gotta take care of mommy !!!!
Dairy and gluten(both regular and corn), and I eat very little fruits
Corn and anything made with corn.
I have been put into pain and poop city by onions, garlic, mushrooms, gluten and any wheat at all. I had half of a Morningside Farms fake bacon slice and was in agony; I then read the ingredients and it had wheat gluten! Half a slice! I ate a small ear of sweet corn and had no problem. After meeting with a nutritionist at my endocrinologist's office, I better understood how foods are processed by the gut and am now on a low-FODMAP diet and it has made a big difference. I have no problem with rice, potatoes, tofu and lots of other foods. Gluten is a huge NO. I should add that I was already vegan. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibsdiets.org%2Fwp-content%2Fup...
Gluten, dairy, cow and lamb meats (or anything else with 4 legs), hot spices, uncooked salads/vegetables, cooking oils, nuts (nut butter is ok), dried fruits, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, onions, asparagus, refined sugar (using honey only lately), tomato and derivates, caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol.
I can eat everything in moderation now while on mesalamine, but if I go too far with coffee, tea, red meat, lettuce, broccoli, peppers, onions, tomato and tomato sauces,and carrots can trigger. And alcohol no matter what makes me go wine usually is the worst but the one I like most
I wish I'd have started journaling a long time ago. Would have saved me a lot of suffering lol.
Ok y'all, just had a baked potato with A-1 (yes, I know that's weird but I'm avoiding dairy) and now I feel so sick. Was it the potato or the A-1???
I don't have problems with baked potatoes I usually eat them with a little sour cream and everything bagel seasoning, maybe the A1 ? But everyone is different
Did u eat the skin
It was the sauce- read the label. I would guess you were done in by the garlic and onions contained in the sauce. I eat a baked potato with coconut oil every day with no problem. I eat the potato skin too.
Earth Balance has a non-dairy buttery spread that isn't bad (blue container). When I don't feel like coconut oil I use it on my baked potato or in my gluten free pasta.
lyda thank you, I'll check that out.
jaleesa the skin won't break down peel everything
Grazyna thank you. I have so much to learn. I've always eaten the skin on everything.
Apple with skin still on is a big nono for me. Banana is fine. Pizza ALWAYS a prob! Oily foods prob. Pasta is cool. Soup too. Bread not really bad, but does sometimes. Shellfish Huge NO!
I think I'm realizing the same thing about greasy foods, unfortunately.
I eat a gluten free pizza with no dairy. A company called Blaze Pizza opened shops near me in upstate New York and they'll use a gluten free crust for $3 extra - so worth it!
That's wonderful and yes, so worth it. Not many options where we live but it will get better.
My last GI said food has nothing to do with it so I eat anything I like.
I don't mean to offend you but I recommend a 2nd opinion. It isn't possible for food to be irrelevant in IBD because of what we know about the digestive disease. Has your doctor prescribed meds for you?
That GI is in Kentucky were we moved from to North Carolina 7 months ago. I am on Apriso, Hydrocordosone and currently on Prednisone for just a few weeks to get me back into remission. Probably going to start Humira within the next few weeks.
I recently started eating gluten & dairy free--I'm sure it varies by the individual, but within a day i felt like a new person. Oh and avocado is a "superfood" so I eat that everyday.
This is where I'm leaning as well. I was completely grain free for 9 months but am just now realizing how much dairy bothers me as well. I always knew ice cream did
Raw veggies, popcorn, high fiber foods, veggies that may cause more issues for me such as; bean sprouts, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. I stick to a gluten free diet throughout the week and during the weekend I may enjoy some gluten, but throughout the week I just know sticking to gluten free will cut down on tummy issues. I also avoid diary products which seem to irritate my stomach and cause diarrhea.