Just about everyone I know seems to be on a diet these days. Actually I think most of these people have tried a number of different diets over the last few years. It’s amazing how many different types of diets and diet philosophies there are out there isn’t it?
Just as amazing is the amount of diet and weight loss related products. There’s ones like Miracle burn that I presume is supposed to help you burn calories or fat faster, and then there are protein supplements and so on.
Having Crohn’s I don’t diet. My weight fluctuates a fair amount. I’ve generally been more on the thin side than the heavy side as I suppose I have a good metabolism and well the Crohn’s symptoms have a tendency to keep the weight off too.
Actually, since I’ve been stuck at home for close to two years and not very active at all I’ve actually managed to gain some weight, a little more than I like due to all that inactivity. I don’t eat much and in fact can’t eat very main foods so it’s gotta be the inactivity.
I’m not worried about it though. Sometimes when my Crohn’s disease really flares up bad I can barely eat or else the food that I do eat goes right through me so there’s been times when I’ve lost more than 40 pounds in two weeks! When I didn’t need to lose that much.
That’s mostly what I meant when I said my weight fluctuates. I’ll maintain for a while and then have a huge drop due to this terrible disease. So I’m not too bothered by having a little extra weight right now because I know that sometime in the near future it will just drop off when my Crohn’s gets even worse. The tiny bit of extra weight that I have on me right now might even help me get through a bad bad flare.