has anyone actually gained weight after illeostomy?? how to lose it??
Yes. Stay active. I find that walking/running on the track daily for 2-3 miles sometimes more sometimes less sometimes I skip a day...helps. If you are unable to to walk, then keep active doing something that you love, excerise, but move. For me, it's important to keep a positive attitude and live like you're slim and beautiful. Also for me, I have become every thought I choose to think, every word I choose to speak and whatever food I choose to digest. God bless you.
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Obsolutely. Food moves through you so fast without a colon, so you're always hungry. You'll often get hungry every 3 or 4 hours so eat smaller meals and more often throughout the day. Eating big meals is simply a waste of food. Staying active also helps.
I had UC and it slowed my body down when it came to building on extra muscle and weight with flare ups that I never knew that I would gain the extra weight after my ileostomy surgery, I went from 236 before surgery to 215 after surgery, it has almost been a year and I am over my per surgery weight. I gained extra muscle as I am stronger at work but in the past few months I am putting on fat now. Found I was eating to many bad calories and eating to late in the evening. I also was avoiding greens because of the fear of another blockage but I am slowly changing my diet and reducing the bad calories and testing the different vegetables. Staying active at my job is never a issue for me as I work outside and am always on my feet. Staying active and positive helps with the ongoing changes as I learn to adapt and work with the things that have changed for me through this new lease on life.