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What can help you stay at a healthy weight if you have Crohn's disease?

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Everyone is different, so you are the best judge of what you can and can't eat. Some foods may trigger flare-ups for you, and some may not. No foods are proven to cause or worsen Crohn's. It may help to keep a food diary of what you eat and how you react to it. Over time, the diary may allow you to pinpoint troublesome foods and drop them from your diet. A food diary will also help you and your dietitian check the quality of your diet.

SOURCES:

American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition: "Nutrition and Crohn's Disease."

Eiden, K. , May 2003. Practical Gastroenterology

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

University of North Carolina School of Medicine: "Treatment of Crohn's Disease."

UCSF Medical Center: "Nutrition Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Treating Children and Adolescents" and "Living with Crohn's Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Diarrhea."

American Dietetic Association: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Nutrition Therapy."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 19, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition: "Nutrition and Crohn's Disease."

Eiden, K. , May 2003. Practical Gastroenterology

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

University of North Carolina School of Medicine: "Treatment of Crohn's Disease."

UCSF Medical Center: "Nutrition Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Treating Children and Adolescents" and "Living with Crohn's Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Diarrhea."

American Dietetic Association: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Nutrition Therapy."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 19, 2018

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