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Best diet after sugery?

Sat, August 01, 2020 7:34 AM

My partner has had Crohn's for 10 years. Two years ago, he had surgery (resection). He loves food, and has been focused on regaining weight lost. Now, he has put on weight and has been sedentary because of COVID-19. Three months ago, his dad passed of COVID-19... I also worry about his diet : fried foods, rich sauces, take-aways, fizzy drinks, lots of snacks (crisps, sweets); odd eating times. Several flare-ups. I think he would benefit more of a plant-based / Mediterranen diet, and from pro help, although he is resistant. What can I do?

FPO Sunnyfirefly
Joined Aug 1, 2020

Thu, June 24, 2021 5:37 AM

Reply posted for davg92.

What do you think if you follow that method:

FPO Lucasja135
Joined May 7, 2020

Tue, April 27, 2021 11:54 AM

Reply posted for Sunnyfirefly.

Hello, I understand you are looking for support related to diet for your partner, we have several resources on diet  Additionally, I have provided more details and resources below. 

Diet and Nutrition

Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means paying special attention to what you eat. Eating certain foods can help ease your symptoms, while other things you like to eat may make your symptoms worse.
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Diet videos

FPO administrator
Joined Oct 12, 2017

Tue, April 20, 2021 1:07 AM

Reply posted for Sunnyfirefly.

You have to be careful with this, you can hurt yourself. Usually you have to be prescribed such a diet at the hospital, because it is complicated. In any case, the body needs enough proteins, carbohydrates and fats. This is the most important thing to watch out for.

FPO davg92
Joined Apr 19, 2021

Fri, September 25, 2020 12:51 PM

Reply posted for Sunnyfirefly.

Each overweight individual has a different reason for his weight gain - it may be eating very large meals, cravings, eating out of anxiety or boredom or even eating in the middle of the night. You need to first identify your particular eating problem and then find a food plan that best matches your food preferences and personal requirements.

FPO landmarkboston1
Joined Sep 22, 2020

Thu, August 20, 2020 11:50 AM

Reply posted for Sunnyfirefly.

There's not really a specific diet. He sounds like me. I had a resection surgery 5 years ago, I love food as well. What you can do is make a few food swaps that might help his flares. I have suffered from Crohn's diease for 14 years. I was also missed diagnosed with Ulceractive colritis. I have been in remission for the past 5 years by making simple changes to my diet. It's crazy what a few food swaps can do to help control my flare ups and symptoms where you don't have to change to much of the foods you like to eat. There's no specific diet it's all about knowing your food intolerances. I just shared a video on my YouTube on food swaps i made that helped me control my symptoms. I go in depth about why i made each swap. When i was going though my flare i wish i had someone to make it easy for me to know what i should and shouldn't eat. I hope this helps both of you.  


FPO Diamondmercedes
Joined Aug 20, 2020

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