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Ideas for small meals thru out the day...

Wed, November 03, 2021 12:18 PM

I was diagnosed with Crohn's a couple of months ago.   Lost a ton of weight, etc, and was hospitalized for several days to get diarrhea under control, as well as addressing malnutrition. After that, I was able to eat again - still working thru which foods are "ok" and which ones are not for me.

I see the benefit of eating several small "meals" thruout the day, but I'm having a hard time with that. My habit has always been breakfast - lunch - dinner (and I've not always been smart with portion size).  How did you transition from breakfast-lunch-dinner to smaller meals 4-6 times per day?  If anyone can share a "typical" day of smaller meals, that would be really helpful.

Also, when eating a food, do you find you know right away if it was a bad choice? Or can it take a couple of days to show symptons?  Wondering how long it takes to get to the colon, i guess.  I've been in pain for  a few days, and I'm not sure if it's something I ate a few days ago.  I hope that makes sense.

Thanks for your help and support!

FPO sloancat
Joined Nov 3, 2021

Sat, May 14, 2022 3:04 PM

Reply posted for sloancat.

I'm in the same boat.  Always been a 3 meal a day person, also not necessarily good portions or balanced.  I  keep seeing references to "small meals" but, sorry to sound stupid, I don't really know what they mean.  I've searching for a clear definintion and examples, but no luck so far.

FPO Brett
Joined Sep 3, 2021

Sat, April 09, 2022 9:40 PM

Reply posted for sloancat.

I'm trying to figure out the same thing. Most foods go thru me in a half hour or less. Maria.

FPO ReReJean79class
Joined Dec 18, 2021

Thu, February 17, 2022 6:09 AM

Reply posted for sloancat.

Thanks a lot for information

FPO neelYang
Joined Oct 9, 2021

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