Hi there, I can see where you are coming from. Let me briefly explain the underlying principal in regards of your situation. Each of us have our own ‘energy budget’, which is the calories that we can spend on food used to sustain our health and wellbeings without contributing to any weight-gain or weight-loss. Our body does not care much about how we want to spend our energy budget which means you can spend it all over 2 large meals or spread across 5 smaller meals.
Generally, a health practitioner would recommend ED patients to follow a diet that consists of small and frequent meals as it is easier for patients to tolerate smaller volume of food at any time. Going back to your question, a small and frequent meal diet would not make you gain weight as long as you work within your energy budget.
In regards to your condition of Ulcerative Colitis(UC) and diabetes, we will put more of our focus on finding the right diet plan for you. For UC, we want to eliminate certain foods that may seem to aggravate your symptoms. Research has shown "a low-fibre diet" is especially helpful for people with UC.
People with diabetes are also beneficial from a small and frequent meals diet as it's the volume of food and types of foods (low GI/high GI) that makes the fluctuations of your blood sugar level. Smaller volume of food gives your body ease to manage and bring down the sugar in blood at each time.
It's best to consult a dietitian for support and develop your own personal meal plan. Since UC might put you at risk with lacking certain nutrients and mineral deficiency, your doctor or dietitian may want you to add a multivitamin or any other supplements in your diet, depending on your need.
Hope this helps:)
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