Could It Be That UC Is A Good Thing?

Danny

Could It Be That UC Is A Good Thing?

When life delivers me a curve ball I try to see the good.  As some of you might know, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in April.  It came as quite a shock and seeing that I knew nothing about it I had no idea the disease would change everything in my life.

With that said it has required me to completely eliminate sugar, junk food, wheat, sodas, etc.  And because of that I have lost 8 pounds in 6 weeks.  My clothes are fitting better, my body is feeling better and considering I also have MS the weight loss has reduced the severity of my symptoms.

I have lost weight before and then gained it back, but this time I foresee my issue being keeping weight on.  A major problem UC suffers deal with is consuming enough calories.  At this time the foods that I can eat are incredibly limited: eggs, yellow grits, enriched white bread, chicken breast, fish, green beans and asparagus.  I have also found a few dairy-free ice creams that I love along with Nugo protein gluten-free bars.

I am trying to eat around 1800 calories each day, but that still leaves me 600+/- short of what I should be eating.  My doctor estimates that my body should level out around 160-165 pounds over the next 6 months to a year.

Shortly after my diagnosis I was a bit down, but now I’m optimistic and I love the idea of getting my weight under control to help with the MS.  So where on the one hand I have limited food options, on the other hand my MS symptoms are much less severe.  Life is full of gimmes and gotchas and I’m liking the results from this gotcha.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!

Danny

13 thoughts on “Could It Be That UC Is A Good Thing?

  1. Praying for you! It is all good. My husband was diagnosed with heart disease 12/2016. We radically changed our diet – so much like yours now. He lost 50 unnecessary pounds and I’ve lost 30-middle age spread! It’s heloed our joints and overall well being!

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  2. I’m sorry that I missed when you revealed your diagnosis. But it sounds like you have it all under control. Wheat can be hard on the body, especially the wheat hybrid we have in the US, I think I’m beginning to get sensitive to it actually. I love my dairy free ice creams! It does take a couple of tries before you find one that you love. It’s awesome how positive you are being about it, I think that’s the hardest thing and you’ve done it.

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