Share Facebook
Crohn's Disease Forum » Diet, Fitness, and Supplements » Fast foods your able to tolerate?


 
07-18-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
natgl
Member
 
natgl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Fast foods your able to tolerate?

Fast foods your able to tolerate?

I know for a fact that when I eat Subway (I dont understand why) a sandwish is a sandwish or salad or , even a wrap. Ive tried it all and I dont know what seems to affect me, the bread, the sauce, the cheese, the lettuce... but 30 minutes after Ive had subway my intestines pay for it. I have a hard time eating out with friends or when going on road trips because I dont know what fast foods are ok.
07-18-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
katiesue1506
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
I've found that an Arby's regular roast beef sandwich seems to be okay with me. It has protein in it too, which is good. As long as the roast beef isn't over cooked, it seems to sit well.. I usually add horsey sauce too.
07-18-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
natgl
Member
 
natgl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
katiesue1506 said:
I've found that an Arby's regular roast beef sandwich seems to be okay with me. It has protein in it too, which is good. As long as the roast beef isn't over cooked, it seems to sit well.. I usually add horsey sauce too.
hehe I have to specify fast foods available around the world. I live in Canada I dont know Arby's :P
07-18-2009, 01:13 PM   #4
Maverick7
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
I havn't eaten fast food in years. I could almost swear that's a big reason for me staying as well as i have for year.
07-18-2009, 01:16 PM   #5
katiesue1506
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
bummer! No Arby's... CRAZY
07-20-2009, 01:49 PM   #6
BWS1982
Senior Member
 
BWS1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
White meat chicken always agreed with me when I was at my worst. Preferred grilled, but even some occasional fried boneless white meat (like a trans fat free white meat chicken nuggets or chicken patty) was okay too. Beef was usually okay, but Arby's is expensive compared other beef sources around me (I mean like a double stack at Wendy's is $1 and the ArbyQ sandwiches are at best on sale for like 3 for $5)

Ew, horseradish sauce I assume, nasty.

I would have thought Arby's was popular in NA, not just the US, but okay, you guys have that Horton's or whatever it is you all rave about, and I don't think we have one here at all.

Don't try White Castle, just take my word. I tried just 2 49 cent burgers from there when I was not at my worst, but not yet this good, and it was NO fun. I know that the patty on those things is like the mass of a credit card, so I thought how bad could it make me if I'm doing a little better. Holy sharts, that wasn't fun.
__________________


-diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in Sept. 2006, currently 28 years old

"Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird."

"Men with Spartan lives, simple in their creature comforts, if only to allow for the complexity of their passions." -The X-Files, S4
07-20-2009, 01:56 PM   #7
DanSJVDavis
Senior Member
 
DanSJVDavis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
When I'm not doing bad I can actually tolerate an 8 pack of sliders and an onion chip, but it's not something I can do more than once in a while. Same with Toxic Hell (Taco Bell). I can do that every once in a while. Usually it's 2 chilli-cheese burrito's (which used to be called Chilitos, BTW) and a half pound beef combo burrito with no onions.

I recently found out that Papa John's is something I should avoid like the plague lest I kill everyone around me.
__________________
***22 or so years with the Crohn's monkey on my back, 4 surgeries, occasional joint and back issues, but still going strong***

I Was A Middle Age Writer, my blog on my journey toward becoming a published novelist.

Podunkville FX Pics
Podunkville FX
And here's my MySpace Profile: Dan Davis of Podunkville FX MySpace
07-26-2009, 03:12 PM   #8
Katiepede
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
I had a salad from 'ASK' (A pizza place, not sure if they have any in USA), but I didn't even have bloomin salad dressing, and was STILL ill.... mumble grumble....

I tend to stay away from fast foods, but I did try McDonald's sweet curry sauce... as I remembered I liked it as a kid,........ within about 20 mins.... I was terribly ill....

My friend's at work often go and get a KFC at lunch, I am not risking that!

Katie :-)
07-26-2009, 06:33 PM   #9
natgl
Member
 
natgl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
its upsetting because if you travel , road trip or go out with friends. Where do you go? Anything greasy is bad and subway for reason just goes right through I know as soon as I eat Chinese food or St hubert (a chicken place) if I have their gravy Im sick.
07-26-2009, 07:12 PM   #10
GirlFriday
Senior Member
 
GirlFriday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
I am usually ok with most fast food but the one that makes me so sick, so fast is KFC. I don't know what it is but 20 minutes after I ate their chicken and chips I was so sick - running to the bathroom real quick.
__________________
Diagnosed with Crohns Disease June 2007

Meds:

6MP, Entocourt, Salofalk

Multi-vitamin, Folate, Omega 3
07-27-2009, 07:34 AM   #11
D Bergy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
I can eat any of it, but I never thought of the dreaded White Castle slider.

I never eat there, but they mix Onions in the stuff that represents meat, and I am sure the Onions or the other unknown material would give me major problems.

I have taken many alternative/experimental treatments, without much reservation, but the White Castle slider scares me more than any of them.
07-27-2009, 10:20 AM   #12
teeny5
Senior Member
 
teeny5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: California

My Support Groups:
DanSJVDavis said:
When I'm not doing bad I can actually tolerate an 8 pack of sliders and an onion chip, but it's not something I can do more than once in a while. Same with Toxic Hell (Taco Bell). I can do that every once in a while. Usually it's 2 chilli-cheese burrito's (which used to be called Chilitos, BTW) and a half pound beef combo burrito with no onions.

I recently found out that Papa John's is something I should avoid like the plague lest I kill everyone around me.

They still have chili cheese burritos at the Taco Bell by you! They stopped making those around here. Sucks!

I can tolerate nothing fast food when flaring. When I am feeling good I can eat chicken sandwiches and fries as long as I don't over do it. Arby's beef and cheddar sandwiches are usually ok too. I only have a hamburger when I am feeling really brave. I try to stay away from fish sandwiches and onion rings. They are too greasy usually.
__________________
Currently on: Colazal, Prilosec, multi-vitamin, probiotics, total EFA's, glucosamine.

Previous meds: Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Entocort.


"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson"
07-27-2009, 10:21 AM   #13
teeny5
Senior Member
 
teeny5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: California

My Support Groups:
Oh, I forgot! I can eat something fast food when flaring....been and cheese burritos. Usually I get them from a taco shop called Los Primos, but I can eat the ones from Del Taco and Taco Bell.
07-28-2009, 06:43 PM   #14
BWS1982
Senior Member
 
BWS1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
D Bergy said:
in the stuff that represents meat,
07-30-2009, 09:48 AM   #15
Becky
Senior Member
 
Becky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
I can eat from a lot of fast foods. The 3 that ALWAYS bother me are subway, KFC and taco bell.
07-30-2009, 10:11 AM   #16
My Butt Hurts
Squeals-a-lot!
 
My Butt Hurts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
BWS1982 said:
I would have thought Arby's was popular in NA, not just the US, but okay, you guys have that Horton's or whatever it is you all rave about, and I don't think we have one here at all.
We have Timmy Ho's in 11 states here Benson. Closest to you might be Indiana.
I love their butter caramel iced cappuccino. It's like a 7-11 slurpee but coffe. SOOO yummy.
Me shudders at no Arby's in Canada.
Horsey sauce kicks serious ass - don't "ew" it!

And TB doesn't make the chilito here anymore either Teeny. I miss that one!!
Damn this thread has made me hungry!

Anyhoo - when I am flaring and feeling weak, a kid's cheeseburger from Wendy's makes me feel better. It's one of the few things I crave when nothing else sounds good.
07-30-2009, 02:02 PM   #17
kromom1
Senior Member
 
kromom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008

My Support Groups:
Mmmmmm, Arby's roast beef with horsey sauce - that's one of my favorites. Their new bacon cheddar roast burger is awesome, too! Oh, and I grew up in St. Louis eating White Castle hamburgers - that's probably the thing I miss most about St. Louis!!! My husband thinks I'm really strange in that respect!!
__________________
Lisa

Diagnoses: Crohn's 8/07; steroid-induced diabetes 11/07; Remicade-induced Lupus 02/09, shingles 7/10, and hypothyroidism.
Medications: Entyvio, Methotrexate, prednisone, Protonix, Synthroid, fish oil, calcium, multivitamin, glimepiride. Failed Pentasa, Entocort, Humira, Imuran, 6-MP, Remicade, Tysabri, and LDN.
07-30-2009, 02:30 PM   #18
DanSJVDavis
Senior Member
 
DanSJVDavis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Arby's seems to cause me distress from time to time for some reason. I was actually told by my gastro that it's a decent soft food, but I think it gives me gas or heartburn or both and tends to make matters worse. The Horsey sauce isn't bad, but I prefer real horseradish sauce.

Honestly, I used to prefer Rax over Arbys, but evidently the rest of the US preferred Arbys and now Rax is no more. Arby's beef and cheddars are a poor substitute for Rax BBCs.

Oh, and KFC gives me blazing diarrhea if I eat too much of it, but Popeyes seems not so bad. LOVE Popeyes red beans and rice! I could eat a tub of that stuff!
07-30-2009, 05:44 PM   #19
BWS1982
Senior Member
 
BWS1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
So wait, "horsey sauce" isn't just plain old horseradish sauce? I'm confused, guess the like 4 times I've ever eaten from Arby's has me out of the loop on any special sauces they have, Arby's is expensive around me. I can't stand horseradish sauce, and assumed horsey sauce was a nickname.

Wendy's is amazing and I give them credit for taking out trans fats long before the other major ones seemed to, and their stuff agrees fine with me, even when I'm not so great (but not at my worst). But seriously, a Culver's burger has to be experienced by all before you die, put it on your bucket list.
07-30-2009, 06:23 PM   #20
My Butt Hurts
Squeals-a-lot!
 
My Butt Hurts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
BWS1982 said:
So wait, "horsey sauce" isn't just plain old horseradish sauce?
It's more of a horseradish flavored mayo. It's creamy. Real horseradish sauce would have some shredded horseradish it in. Say that slow like Homer Sompson, it gets funny. Hooooorseraaaaaadissssshhhhhhh.

Natgl - there are Arby's in Canada. The closest to you however, is in Massena, NY.
Maybe it's worth a trip to Kingston or Belleville! MMmmmm - Arby's...

From their website - cuz I HAD TO KNOW, DAMNIT!
You can find Arby's in 48 states (our apologies to those in Vermont & Rhode Island) and five countries (US, Canada, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Qatar)
07-31-2009, 08:39 AM   #21
forum contributor
Captain Obvious
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
D Bergy said:
I can eat any of it, but I never thought of the dreaded White Castle slider.

I never eat there, but they mix Onions in the stuff that represents meat, and I am sure the Onions or the other unknown material would give me major problems.

I have taken many alternative/experimental treatments, without much reservation, but the White Castle slider scares me more than any of them.
Agree w/you on onions. I needed to stop off the highway one time to get something - anything! - to eat at Burger King (UGH), and I got onion rings. I was in the bathroom off and on for hours. And, not to be totally gross, but it smelled burnt.
07-31-2009, 12:15 PM   #22
DanSJVDavis
Senior Member
 
DanSJVDavis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Onion rings don't bother me, but then again I take a lot longer than I used to to chew my food (a good practice for anyone with Crohn's or even in general) instead of just wolfing it down. The onions on sliders are tiny, like on McDonalds cheeseburgers, so if the onions at McDs don't bother you then the slider onions shouldn't. They're virtually the same beast, reconstituted dehydrated onion bits. However, there seems to be something that the bacteria in the bowels just looove to chomp on in sliders, possibly grease, that creates a LOT of vile smelling gas.

My big problem lately has been my deteriorating teeth, which makes the act of chewing food take longer and longer. With luck my novel will sell or this script I'm working on will get me a paycheck and I can invest in getting the rest of them repaired or yanked and get a partial or dentures. Getting tired of being the last one to finish a meal.
08-03-2009, 02:36 PM   #23
Katiepede
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
I heard a rumour that subway put a smell in the fans to entice customers....

Not sure if that's true..... :-)

Not sure if I want to try it....
what is worth a risk???
08-04-2009, 09:35 AM   #24
~TN~
Member
 
~TN~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
I don't really eat at the big chains, but when I do it is something like Jimmy John's which backs me up if anything.

As for the neighborhood fast food joints, I can tolerate a veggie dog & most toppings as long as they aren't cheese or chili at the hot dog place around the corner. From the Burger Joint (that is what it is called & painted like a jail on the inside) I can get a fish sandwich & fries with no bad pain, D or getting backed up.
I LOVE getting bean burritos from a health food store near by that has a to go counter, but I recently figured out (with the help of my lovely wife) that I could make them at home for about $1 a piece instead of $5. I also can eat falafel although if I eat a lot with hummus I get gassy.

What I can't eat....burgers or any beef, fried chicken (but tenders are OK), chili, pork products, & pizza. What I won't eat...crap from the big chains.
__________________
I rather be skiing.
08-04-2009, 10:35 AM   #25
forum contributor
Captain Obvious
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Katiepede said:
I heard a rumour that subway put a smell in the fans to entice customers....

Not sure if that's true..... :-)

Not sure if I want to try it....
what is worth a risk???
I heard the same thing about Burger King a long time ago, but I never found out if it was true or not.
08-08-2009, 01:46 PM   #26
daisy_dueller
Senior Member
 
daisy_dueller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
I find that most fast food bothers me...I stick to soup and sandwich shops for the most part. Little hole-in-the-wall cafes and things. I do occasionally go to Dairy Queen, their burgers don't bother me nearly as much as, say, McDonald's. I tried Subway a couple of times in the past few months, but both times I had such horrible cramps from gas that I was doubled over...so no more Subway for me! Every now and then I go to KFC...but holy COW...that stuff must have extra grease in it to go through me so quickly!
08-09-2009, 11:02 AM   #27
drew_wymore
Senior Member
 
drew_wymore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
In N Out burgers mmmm damn need to find a job in AZ so I can be warm and surrounded by burger goodness.
__________________
shamless plug for my website .. http://www.youmakemefeelinadequate.com
08-11-2009, 11:42 AM   #28
SilverWillow
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
When i'm not flaring I can eat anything I like and i'm fine. During a flare up I tend to get very choosy when it comes to food, and i'll have cravings for certain things. At the moment its cheese. Last time I flared it was bacon.

I can eat from KFC as when I'm flaring as long as I don't order any of the 'zinger' varietys. I'm usually ok with a toaste twister, fries and gravy. McDonalds I can eat, in fact last time I flared it was all I could tolerate (apart from bacon). On the rare occasion I wanted something to eat it had to be a big mac. I suppose that's why I didn't lose too much weight.

Subway.....I'm usually ok if I don't order pickles or jalapenos on my sandwich, but I usually do because I love them and decide to pay the price (and then wish I hadn't!!). I've heard from other people that they've been ill every time they've had a subway (and they don't have crohn's) so maybe it's something to do with subway?

I could kill for a curry at the moment but I daren't have one
08-29-2009, 07:15 AM   #29
haeveingridseyn
 
Hi Natgl.

According to me,If you eat fast food occasionally then its ok. But if you are addicted to eat daily then its harmful to you.

I think it largely depend to you that how you mange your health.I think most of the peoples like to eat fast food at this time.Because it is made very fast ans also its tasty.I am also going subway to eat fast food with my friends every week.Hope this information will help you.
08-31-2009, 08:02 PM   #30
autumn_rose
Senior Member
 
autumn_rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
I have to agree with the Arby's- it seems to settle ok with me, if I get it plain. I add the red sauce, whatever it's called (does anyone know?). Also, sometimes Taco Bell is ok with me, depending on what it is. I avoid the beef, as I think it is usually what bothers me. The new grilled chicken burrito for 89 cents is usually tolerated ok- it has chicken, seasoned rice, avocado ranch sauce, and a little cheese. For sure get something made with chicken, though. I wonder why so many people have problems with KFC? I love it, and it usually sits ok with me, depending on what sides I eat. But I absolutely love their grilled chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy. Usually only when I'm feeling decent, though, as the potatoes have dairy, and I've developed a lactose intolerance. Same thing with the coleslaw, which is my other favorite. The one place I can not eat from is Mcdonald's- it damn near kills me every time! I give up on it. It's tasty, but so not worth the pain, haha. Oh, and I can tolerate some subway sometimes, but back before I knew I had crohn's, and thought I had IBS, I would get their sweet onion chicken teriyaki, and it ALWAYS made me horribly ill, running like crazy to the bathroom not long after eating it. Now I always get the cold cut combo with lettuce, tomato, onion, and heavy mayo- major no-no, really, because of all the fat. But so good! And I can stomach it from time to time, so it's an occasional treat.

My advice- avoid fast food most of the time. I know it's difficult when going out with friends, but if you explain the situation, I'm sure your friends would understand. Then you can make plans to go to more local places, or places that aren't really fast foods (cafes and diners), so that you can customize your order a little better. You could even call ahead and let the place know your situation, if you'd like, and then they would be better prepared to serve you some tasty food that you can actually eat.
__________________
Dx'd with Crohn's on September 30th 2008
Resection on 10/5/2012, loop ileostomy
Loop reversal in April of 2013
Second loop ostomy September of 2013, reversed in September of 2014

In remission, no medications!
Now a personal trainer, studying physical training and nutrition, as well as self publishing books on health and wellness & hosting a Youtube channel.

Twitter: @Autumn_RoseB

http://www.amazon.com/author/autumn

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzv...LgZUnu75FUXf6A
Reply

Crohn's Disease Forum » Diet, Fitness, and Supplements » Fast foods your able to tolerate?
Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 AM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com