jennor Posted May 20, 2014 Share Posted May 20, 2014 Hi there, this is me post Whole-14. I learn new things every time I do a WholeXX, and I want to continue doing them regularly. But I also want to learn to navigate on my own bike without falling face first in chocolate very night of the week. By now I know pretty well what works for me with my Ulcerative Colitis and I plan to stick with that. I don't eat grains or large amounts of carbohydrate, I don't eat milk products, beans/peas/peanuts and I avoid sugar and soy. If I off-road I try to keep it to very high quality chocolate with a high cacao percentage. I sometimes eat ice cream and feel guilty when my intestines grumble. For me the consequences are usually not immediate. Or, the tummy grumbling or pain can be, but usually what happens if I mess up too much regularly (has only happened once over the past year) is a slow, gradual worsening of my colitis. Like a slow increase in inflammation, basically. My main motivation: I am on immunosuppressants, but the dose is so high I have very low levels of white blood cells. This has resulted in too many opportunistic infections lately, so now we are trying to lower the dose without having my UC flare up. Too really give this a chance to work I have to be careful with what I eat. I want to use this space to create a framwork for how I ride my own bike; what is worth off-roading for, how often, and how strict should I be in my daily life. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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