Baconator (hold the bun) has helped me get through many flairs.
I found that the low-residue diet that you follow before a scope procedure was a good fit when I was flairing. All complex carbs (fiber) seemed to send me to the bathroom. So what did that leave me to eat? processed meat and dairy. I found the baconator sandwich gave me the most energy, and kept me from feeling like I was malnurished.
This subject is so interesting and I was wondering if anyone has any idea why the Baconator has such wonderful flare relieving results. We had a great family conversation about this yesterday (Mom's Day), because there are 3 of us in our joint family (ours plus our son-in-laws family) that have IBS and UC. Is it just the bacon or the combo of the cheese and whatever is in the Wendy's burgers? I do know that when I eat bacon (which is not often, although I love it and could probably devour a pound by myself!) I do seem to get some relief.
Any other "testimonials" or comments on this? I just may start on my one pound bacon breakfast anytime now, although my spring flare is over.
I only wish the internet was around back in my UC days. I would have gave this idea a shot then, even though I avoid red meat now. The reason for this is living with a colon, even with UC still beats the hell out of living with a J Pouch. All I can do is look back at the past now and regret my decision. Oh I could try to make the most of my future, but depression is killing me now, thanks to my J Pouch.
I agree with you. I LOVE bacon,and even tho I don't eat a lot because of the calories/fat, when I do eat it, I load up. The best, the very best. And, we are going to Wendy's for Baconator's tonight!!! Just for the heck of it!!!!!
I have trouble making myself stop eating when we have bacon. I eat my meal, and then I go back to the kitchen for "just one more piece" until there's no more left. And then I end up in pain all night. But I can't help it.
I won't give up my bacon! As I said before, I don't eat it often, but when I do, I enjoy every bite with a big smile on my face. Had bacon and eggs this morning. Enjoyed the Baconator and didn't bother to think about the bad side of it!!! Good stuff!!!!!
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