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What to Eat if You Have Crohn's Disease

10 Tips for Going on a Liquid Diet

People with Crohn's disease often struggle to digest food, particularly when symptoms flare up. Sometimes a liquid diet is the answer. Click here for tips on what to do when going on a liquid diet.
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When, how to skip solid food

by Carina Storrs

People with Crohn's disease often struggle to digest food, particularly when symptoms flare up. Sometimes a liquid diet is the answer.

"If you have a hard time maintaining your weight with regular food, whether it's because you have diarrhea or a poor appetite, I absolutely recommend drinking calories, sort of in combination with food," says Tamara Duker Freuman, a registered dietitian in New York who specializes in digestive disorders.

However, check in with a doctor or dietitian before going on a solely liquid diet (anything more than a meal or two).

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