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Corinne, that's interesting because I was following a rotation diet and their theory was that it takes about 3-4 days for most food to go through our systems.

Adding to the weight issue...I did a low carb diet for a few years...I ate lots of nuts and nut butters, meats and veggies and a little bit of fruit here and there. I actually ate quite a bit of food and I still lost weight. I have gained 10 pounds since January (gorging on gluten-free products though)...so I don't need to gain any more, lol.

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Okay, so I'm on the intro. diet, and maybe a little bit better, but my stomach is def. not where it should be. I'm still really bloated and yesterday I had 'D' but today I haven't gone at all! Also, my lower back hurts, I guess from being so tight and bloated. Anyway, this is my second day on it. We are supposed to stay on the intro. diet for 3-5 days, right? What if I'm still not feeling like myself in 5 days? Should I wait longer to try other foods? Or is this diet not for me?

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Okay, so I'm on the intro. diet, and maybe a little bit better, but my stomach is def. not where it should be. I'm still really bloated and yesterday I had 'D' but today I haven't gone at all! Also, my lower back hurts, I guess from being so tight and bloated. Anyway, this is my second day on it. We are supposed to stay on the intro. diet for 3-5 days, right? What if I'm still not feeling like myself in 5 days? Should I wait longer to try other foods? Or is this diet not for me?

Well you've only been on the diet for a day so you're definately not gonna get relief of all symptoms so soon. You're not going to be "perfect" in 5 days either. These things take time and patience. Didnt you say you've had symptoms your whole life? Well...they're not going to all go away in 1 week. You're trying to "help" your body heal on this diet. Its not going to happen overnight.

As far as people staying on the diet for life...some people may choose to do that. Especially those with Crohn's Disease. If they're choosing to stay on the diet they must like the way they feel on it. Maybe some of them have gluten intolerance and dont know it so go back to normal foods (gluten) and feel sick again. In the book she recommends staying on the diet for 1 year and then you can add food in slowly if you are having no symptoms.

I read one letter where the woman said she felt great after being on the diet several months but then ate cookies and it took 7 weeks to get back to feeling good again. I had to wonder if shes Celiac or gluten intolerant and doesnt know it.

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Well you've only been on the diet for a day so you're definately not gonna get relief of all symptoms so soon. You're not going to be "perfect" in 5 days either. These things take time and patience. Didnt you say you've had symptoms your whole life? Well...they're not going to all go away in 1 week. You're trying to "help" your body heal on this diet. Its not going to happen overnight.

As far as people staying on the diet for life...some people may choose to do that. Especially those with Crohn's Disease. If they're choosing to stay on the diet they must like the way they feel on it. Maybe some of them have gluten intolerance and dont know it so go back to normal foods (gluten) and feel sick again. In the book she recommends staying on the diet for 1 year and then you can add food in slowly if you are having no symptoms.

I read one letter where the woman said she felt great after being on the diet several months but then ate cookies and it took 7 weeks to get back to feeling good again. I had to wonder if shes Celiac or gluten intolerant and doesnt know it.

Haha, I know Rachel...I am getting better actually. My stomach doesn't hurt at all this morning! That's a huge thing right now! Of course, I'm not expecting to feel 100% better right away, but I just know that when I took gluten out, within 24 hours, I felt an automatic change for the better. I guess I expected that. But obviously, gluten wasn't my whole answer, and this may be, so it's common sense it will move at a slower pace.

You make a good point about those people with Crohn's who may have Celiac Disease and not know it. I'm thinking, they're all at least gluten sensitive, and anyone with digestive problems should never eat gluten.

Anyway, I'm going away this weekend, have a good one everyone. I'll talk to you on Monday!

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I'm pretty sure I have something else going on with the food intolerances. I'm hoping the meds my rhuemy puts me on will help with that. They're for RA, Crohn's and Ulcerative colitis and AS.

Anyway, I am pushing the envelope of the diet a bit and probably getting ahead of schedule in introducing foods, but I just made coconut flour pancakes (almond flour is a bit iffy with me). Basically I cracked four eggs into a bowl added baking soda and coconut flour and a bit of sweetener and lemon juice and stirred until it resembled pancake batter consistency. Then I topped it wtih slightly sweetened frozen berries. It was SO good!

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I'm pretty sure I have something else going on with the food intolerances. I'm hoping the meds my rhuemy puts me on will help with that. They're for RA, Crohn's and Ulcerative colitis and AS.

Anyway, I am pushing the envelope of the diet a bit and probably getting ahead of schedule in introducing foods, but I just made coconut flour pancakes (almond flour is a bit iffy with me). Basically I cracked four eggs into a bowl added baking soda and coconut flour and a bit of sweetener and lemon juice and stirred until it resembled pancake batter consistency. Then I topped it wtih slightly sweetened frozen berries. It was SO good!

Coconut flour??? Where did you get that...I've never seen or heard of it!

What have you read about coconut? I know a lot of people say it's very good...omega 3's, and some compound which is very good for you (I forgot the name of it). I got some coconut oil to cook with (the solid stuff) which I use instead of butter for doing eggs, etc. And I'm using the coconut milk for yogurt. I wonder if you can over-do it? I know it's high fat, even though it's thought to be a "good" fat.

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I think I got it at simplycoconut.com, its the defatted coconut flour, which I wanted because it is lower in calories. There are several sources of it online.

I think most fats are good for people, I don't believe the cholesterol theory. Coconut oil has a lot of hype about it right now. I'm not sure I believe it all, but my intestines seem pretty happy with coconut products, and they're running the show right now. :D

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So I bought 3 big bags of carrots today, lol. Also bought two huge packages of organic ground beef. I should be able to start this by Monday at the latest. :D

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I think I got it at simplycoconut.com, its the defatted coconut flour, which I wanted because it is lower in calories. There are several sources of it online.

I think most fats are good for people, I don't believe the cholesterol theory. Coconut oil has a lot of hype about it right now. I'm not sure I believe it all, but my intestines seem pretty happy with coconut products, and they're running the show right now. :D

Isn't that the truth (intestines running the show!). I seem to be doing well with the coconut stuff so far, too. I'm making my second batch of yogurt tonight. I'm happy with the low fat milk so I'm sticking with that. I put a bit more honey in tonight and most, but not all, of the gelatin. The last batch was a bit soupy, although I didn't really mind so much. Lucky for me I love coconut and its flavor. :lol:

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This is going to sound funny but... I was thinking, wouldn't it be possible to make flour out of vegetables? I suppose you'd have to cook the heck out of them, then pulverize them, spread the mash out to dry then, once it was totally dry, mill it or else process the heck out of it.

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When you think about it, they do make potato flour. I would imagine that with harder veggies like carrots, it would be possible. That would be great!

Everything would be orange! Hey, it'd give a new meaning to carrot cake though. :D

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Ha! I could go for some carrot cake right now, lol. Well, I started the SCD today. My breakfast wasn't legal, but after that, my testing was done, so I decided I would just finish the day out. I'm about to go make my second ground beef/carrot dinner, lol. I am not fond of cooked carrots so this should be interesting. I may actually try to put a bit of honey on them to make them like glazed carrots which I do like. I love beef, so no problem there!

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is anyone here a vegetarian, or knows of a vegetarian doing the scd?

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I just made myself some candy bars. I got some raw cashews, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Roasted them. Chopped finely. Mixed with an assortment of dried fruit (also chopped) including wild blueberries. Mixed with honey and coconut oil (glue) and coconut threads (unsweetened) and plenty of salt. Combined and pressed into a pan lined with wax paper and froze. Cut into smallish chunks and wrapped and stuck in the freezer. Tastes insanely good to me! I was getting pretty antsy after eating only meat, eggs and veggies for 2 months. Sweet, salty and crunchy. I had been missing all three of those!

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I just made myself some candy bars. I got some raw cashews, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Roasted them. Chopped finely. Mixed with an assortment of dried fruit (also chopped) including wild blueberries. Mixed with honey and coconut oil (glue) and coconut threads (unsweetened) and plenty of salt. Combined and pressed into a pan lined with wax paper and froze. Cut into smallish chunks and wrapped and stuck in the freezer. Tastes insanely good to me! I was getting pretty antsy after eating only meat, eggs and veggies for 2 months. Sweet, salty and crunchy. I had been missing all three of those!

Your candy bars sound a bit like the Lara bars, which I really love! I just wish they had more protein.

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I have a question. (What else is new, right? )

Well, I got the book yesterday, finally, so today I am adding apples in, cooked only because I tried a raw one first and it made my chest hurt and feel really tight. Anyway, she doesn't really expalin how this adding in of foods should go. Someone else on here posted and said they add one on Monday and one on Thursday, but let's say a food bothers you. Well, doesn't it take at least 3 days to get out of your system and stop bothering you? So if you add a new food in right away, even if you took the other one out, couldn't you still be getting the effect of the first food that didn't work well with you? How is everyone else doing it? I see that you guys are already using the recipes with lots of different ingrediants. But I'm afraid to do that. I wish I could, but I know I can't.

Also, just a question about juice because I'm just naive. I bought grape juice on Friday at work and had a little bit and put it in my desk drawer. Well, it stayed there over the weekend, of course. Is it bad now? Do I have to throw it out? Hhaha, I know, dumb question. :lol: But I really don't know! :P

Oh, and did anyone get a bad headache in the beginning? My stomach problems have cleared up (although I haven't gone #2 in a few days) but I've had a headache almost everyday. Is this a withdrawl symptom of all of the starchy stuff?

How is everyone feeling?

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Lorka - I'm not sure if there are any vegetarians currently doing SCD...sorry.

Dani - From what I've heard it really can take 3 days for that food to work its way entirely through...I can sometime react right away to something but other times I don't. I don't think I'd drink the grape juice...it may be "good" but there may also be a bit of bacteria in there. I was thinking the same thing as you about the book really not specifying which foods to add when. Rachel posted a link somewhere to pecanbread.com which I think has something like that...I'm going to go look as soon as I catch up on the new posts.

Well, all I survived my first half day, lol. I figured out a way to eat my carrots that I think is legal since I'm not currently having D. I grated 3 carrots and added them to a saute pan, put in a touch of apple cider and added just a few pieces of dried cranberries. It let it cook for a while to soften the carrots and the cranberries...It tasted like a warm carrot salad, lol. I can live with that! I'm going to get some pineapple juice next week and use that instead of the cider.

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Rachel posted a link somewhere to pecanbread.com which I think has something like that...I'm going to go look as soon as I catch up on the new posts.

Here's the link to the page where it describes adding food back:

http://www.pecanbread.com/foodprep.html#beyond

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dlp - thanks for the reply.

danikali - i wouldn't drink the juice... especially when you are trying to be as risk free as possible right now.

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dlp - thanks for the reply.

danikali - i wouldn't drink the juice... especially when you are trying to be as risk free as possible right now.

haha, true, thanks. I already threw it out. :rolleyes:

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The carrot cranberry salad sounds wonderful!

Oh, and did anyone get a bad headache in the beginning? My stomach problems have cleared up (although I haven't gone #2 in a few days) but I've had a headache almost everyday. Is this a withdrawl symptom of all of the starchy stuff?

Sounds like carb-flu to me! Withdrawing from a diet high in starches and sugars can make you feel like pooh for a bit.

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The carrot cranberry salad sounds wonderful!

Sounds like carb-flu to me! Withdrawing from a diet high in starches and sugars can make you feel like pooh for a bit.

That's what I was thinking because I used to literally live on rice cakes. Like have 1 and a half bags everyday, let alone rice cereal, potatoes, etc. etc. Everything I ate was with rice. Rice milk. So, I've been on the diet since Thursday. Hopefully it goes away soon! But at least my stomach feels better!!!

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Another question. I'm making the chicken soup today in a crockpot, but where do I get the broth from? Is it naturally made from the carrots and chicken and water? I don't understand though because it says 'strain the soup....puree the carrots........return to broth' If I'm straining the soup, where is the broth?

I've never cooked anything before all of this, and even when I first new for sure I had Celiac, I stuck with the easiest things possible to make. So I'm very unexperienced with all of this.

Thanks!

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