Well I ordered the book for this diet. Going to give it a chance. I've been looking for a way to cleanse that didn't involve lemon juice+honey+cayenne perrper..lol. Hopefully this will give my body the kick start it needs.
My only question is how "normal" a diet do you eventually work back to? Because for me there is a point when not giving your body anything is just bad for you as well.
Not sure what you mean by 'not giving your body anything'. The diet consists of meat, fish, poultry, fats, eggs, and lots of simple carbs from fresh fruit and plenty of vegetables. You can supplement with a little honey and nuts, if your stomach can handle them, and some good, well-cultured yogurt.
There is plenty of food to choose from so there is no need to starve! If you check the websites and the book there are quite a few 'sweet' things you can make as treats with the available foods. Contrary to popular opinion we won't starve to death if we go without all the carb-based foods that we are used to eating. It is only in the 'West' that we consume this quantity of carbs. Unfortunately it is that quantity of carbs that is doing all the damage.
There are many communities around the world that eat very little carbohydrate yet they are fit and healthy and what is more, they don't suffer the 'western' diseases that we do. Those communities that have adopted the 'Western' high-carb, high-sugar diet get the diseases that go along with it.
I am not going to go back to eating the way I did before - that is what landed me in this mess in the first place. We only get out of our body what we put in. Most carbs and sugars are junk to the body. If we fill our bodies with trash and toxins then we can't be surprised if we feel like a garbage tip! They may look nice, and they may taste fabulous, but they are an insidiously deceptive temptation that is being dangled in front of us continuously like the proverbial carrot!
It is so easy to slip back into the old habits. I am trying to retrain my brain to focus on the healthy foods that make me better and will keep me well rather than the scrummy poison that is making me sick. Whilst a bit now and again as a treat may be ok, going back to the old way is a backward step. I know I am going to have to be very disciplined as past experience has shown me that if I start to eat carbs again, I cannot stop! That is one of the biggest problems with it - the more you have, the more you want. Oooh, it's very clever and very devious stuff.
Ali - 50 - struggled with what I now know to be GI symptoms and poor carb digestion for at least 35 years! Diabetic type II (1997). Mother undx Celiac - lifelong diabetic Type 1 & anemic (plus 1 stillborn and 10 miscarriages after me). Father definitely very GI.
Stopped gluten & dairy, Jan 08, but still other issues so dropped most carbs and sugar and have been following the Specific Carb Diet (SCD) since March 08. Recovery slow but steady and I can now eat a much broader range of foods especially raw which are good for my digestion and boost my energy level.
Not getting better? Try the SCD - it might just change your life.........