Diet and nutrition
13. Individual treatment – Crohn’s differs from person-to-person. Your diet needs to be tailored to suit your specific needs. Talk to your doctor or a registered nutritionist or dietitian.
14. Healthy eating – get a balanced amount of proteins, calories and nutrients to help manage Crohn’s disease symptoms.
15. Try eating small, frequent meals instead of 3 large meals a day.
16. Soft bland foods may cause less discomfort than spicy or high-fibre foods when the disease is active.
17. Try keeping a food diary to track which foods trigger your symptoms.
18. Menu reminders – when you enjoy a great restaurant meal without irritation or side effects, jot down which items you ordered.
19. If the weather is warming up, you’re at a higher risk of dehydration with Crohn’s, so drink plenty of fluids.
20. Do you need supplements? Ask your doctor if you’re absorbing enoughcalcium, folate and vitamin B12.