What do I EAT?!?!? . . .

benice to gutsAn IBD is basically your body rejecting the food you consume, and with colitis it really doesn’t matter what you eat, you can still suffer.  The fascinating thing about UC  is that most healthy foods are not colitis friendly. Who knew that eating a salad could be bad for you. I used to eat a salad multiple times a week for lunch and loaded it with raw peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.  I have now discovered that eating raw vegetables is not good for UC and is listed as foods to avoid. Also, my favorite cereal used to be strawberry frosted mini-wheats, not anymore,  because high-fiber foods are not colitis friendly.  Took my box of mini-wheats to work and put it up for grabs  😦

I found a list of foods to avoid when you have UC from healthline.com and I’m shocked!  Eating healthy, is not “healthy” for everyone. Check out the list below:

  • Whole grain, bread, cereals, and pastas
  • Brown rice and other whole grains
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Dried peas, beans, and lentils
  •  Raw seeded fruits, nothing from the berry family
  • Avoid all raw or under-cooked vegetables, including corn and mushrooms
  • Popcorn and coconut

Crazy right?!?!?

So what can I eat? Below are a few things that are considered colitis friendly:

  • White bread without seeds
  • White pasta, noodles, rice
  • Crackers and cereal made with refined white flour
  • Canned or cooked fruits
  • Tender,  soft lean meats, fish

Check out the full article at healthline.com at http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/ulcerative-colitis-foods-avoid

I have an appointment with my GI later this week, and I plan  to ask for resources or just a guide on creating a meal plan for my UC and acid reflux.  I have gone somewhat cold turkey since I’ve been diagnosed.  I  have tried to avoid soda and citrus juices, working on it. But I have refrained from consuming alcoholic drinks and raw vegetables.  sighs . . it’s a struggle.