Share Facebook
Crohn's Disease Forum » Diet, Fitness, and Supplements » Has anyone tried a Processed Free Diet?


04-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
LauraGrace
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Maryland

My Support Groups:
Has anyone tried a Processed Free Diet?

Has anyone on here ever tried a processed-free diet?
04-23-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
nogutsnoglory
Moderator
 
nogutsnoglory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New York

My Support Groups:
When I was on the paleo diet it was mostly processed free. I am a strong believer in whatever diet one follows that the more we can stay away from foods in packages that humans intervene with too much, the better. Fresh, local and organic real food is always best in my opinion.
04-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
UnXmas
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2012

My Support Groups:
i tried it for a very long time, and it did me no good at all. I know plenty of people who live healthily on processed foods, and my own symptoms are much better when I'm eating them than when I excluded them, so I'm not sure whether a diet free from processed foods necessarily makes for better health. It makes it far easier to join in with family meals and eating out with friends, on special occasions, etc. when you're on a less restrictive diet too.
04-23-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
Beach
Forum Monitor
 
Join Date: May 2011

My Support Groups:
Many write about their experience with some of the popular process free food diets, SCD, GAPS, Paleo, etc at:

http://www.crohnsforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=288

Some experience good success with the diets.

And for some the diets are not all that helpful, sadly.
04-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
bangarang
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New Jersey
Yeah its called JERF

Just Eat Real Food.
04-30-2013, 02:33 AM   #6
hugh
Senior Member
 
hugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011

My Support Groups:
Yeah its called JERF

Just Eat Real Food.
I totally agree, but many interpret JERF differently,
a few examples - a freind who will only eat sourdough bread and not squishy white.
-crazy vegetarians who think lentils are food
-myself who thinks if it's not paleo it should be researched and questioned before consumption.

Leaving out processed food is a big part of a good diet, but there are so many things that may or may not be causing issues.

My thoughts would be that you are better of being very strict on paleo or SCD until you see an improvement and then see what happens if you eat something 'illegal'. (and then decide if that chocolate (or whatever) is really worth it.)
Some form of elimination diet is the only way to identify problem foods, so why not do it all at once?
__________________
'Liberation can only be gained by practice, never by discussion'
SN Goenka
04-30-2013, 04:11 AM   #7
Ya noy
Senior Member
 
Ya noy's Avatar
My husband and I cook practically everything from scratch, as organic, grass fed, and preferably from our own garden as possible.

But when he got out of the hospital, he had to give his system a rest by going on a very bland, low residue, low fiber diet. So for a while he ate nothing but white bread, white rice, bananas etc.

His energy levels went way down, and he found even the smallest task difficult. He's back now on primarily a paleo diet and doing much better.

I can "cheat" on occasion, but if I eat too much junk food, my allergies start to flare, so that keeps my diet in check.
04-30-2013, 07:05 AM   #8
rygon
Moderator
 
rygon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Grimsby, United Kingdom

My Support Groups:
I cook all my foods from scratch as I love cooking, tastes much better and know what goes in it. I still eat processed foods such as cheese, bacon, sausages and crisps, but its not my main food sources.

I think the biggest thing was cutting out bread. I will make 2-3 loaves a year but wont eat any shop bought bread, and on special occasions I will have nan with a curry. I do feel much better for it
__________________
Current Meds:
2x 1200mg Mezavant, 3x50mg Azathioprine, Infliximab (6 weekly)
04-30-2013, 08:20 AM   #9
hbrekkaas
 
hbrekkaas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fort St. John, British Columbia

My Support Groups:
I eat a mostly un-processsed diet, with a few exceptions. Like soy sauce, and gummy bears lol.

But I have A LOT of trigger foods, (rice, oats, corn, dairy, gluten, nuts) and its very hard to buy a processed food that does not include at least one of those ingredients. Add that to having 3 kids with food intolerances/triggers/allergies and we cook almost everything from scratch around here. It makes a huge difference in our family for both health and attitude.
Reply

Crohn's Disease Forum » Diet, Fitness, and Supplements » Has anyone tried a Processed Free Diet?
Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:19 PM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com