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Starting The Scd Diet

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I'm starting the diet on Sat. May 5th. I have all the stuff I need and I'm really excited. I also got the cookbook grainless gourmet which has a lot og great recipes.

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I'm planning on starting it this summer. Just too much going on right now to give the diet the focus it deserves (although I've managed to get into a good groove with being gluten free now! :) )

Michelle

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I'd like to just watch for a while -- I'm debating whether to do SCD or not. Post your progress & results for all of us lurkers!

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I follow the diet and the book you can get at the library. I make the chicken soup every week and take some to church Sunday's- someone always needs it it seems. There is a chrons girl that I took it too and now she makes it and it has helped her.


Lee

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what is the scd diet?

It is the Specific Carbohydrate diet. The best way to explain it is to go the the website www.breakingtheviciouscycle.com.

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Okay so after two days on the SCDiet, I introduced pear sauce. right after that mt stomach started bothering me and got a little gassy. Now my question is did my stomach get like that because I was introducing a new food or what? How am I suppose to introduce a food?

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You won't necessarily be able to eat everything on the SCD. Pears have a high fructose:sucrose ratio and that can cause gas/D. I'm just getting over a virus and I can't eat them at the moment. Can you eat bananas? They're a bit of a safer choice. Apricots (cooked + peeled) are another good choice. I usually introduce a new food for 4 days. Then I don't eat it for 2 days. I compare how I felt with and without the food and decide if it's worthwhile keeping the food in my diet at this time.

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You won't necessarily be able to eat everything on the SCD. Pears have a high fructose:sucrose ratio and that can cause gas/D. I'm just getting over a virus and I can't eat them at the moment. Can you eat bananas? They're a bit of a safer choice. Apricots (cooked + peeled) are another good choice. I usually introduce a new food for 4 days. Then I don't eat it for 2 days. I compare how I felt with and without the food and decide if it's worthwhile keeping the food in my diet at this time.

Thank That explains a lot. What about Applesauce?

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Apples are also high in fructose. Some people can tolerate them just fine, some can't. Unfortunately, a lot of this is trial and error. I'm recovering from the Norwalk virus (definitely not what you need with colitis) and for about a week, I ate the intro diet. I have since added well-cooked bananas, spinach, green beans, avocado and tuna. A bit boring, but it covers all the vitamins and I'm off all antidiarrheal meds and mostly pain-free.

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Apples are also high in fructose. Some people can tolerate them just fine, some can't. Unfortunately, a lot of this is trial and error. I'm recovering from the Norwalk virus (definitely not what you need with colitis) and for about a week, I ate the intro diet. I have since added well-cooked bananas, spinach, green beans, avocado and tuna. A bit boring, but it covers all the vitamins and I'm off all antidiarrheal meds and mostly pain-free.

Well that's good that you are off your meds. Congrats. I tried green beans yesterday and I was fine . I am going to take things little by little. I realized that I have to do that even though I don't have any serious illness ( I have IBS- Dominant C). Thanks I'm going to try 1/4 of an banana.

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Erica

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OK, I officially started the SCD diet May 1st. Anyone want to join me?

How is the diet going for you?

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I rec'd the book yesterday and i'm planning on starting the diet very soon. I made the chicken soup the other and it was fantastic but i did have a funny tummy after, could this be because i didn't cook it long enough? I let it simmer for a few hrs.

How far along the diet is everyone?

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I hate to post because everytime I post that things are going well, I get sick again. However, as of tonight, I have had D only once in 4 weeks and that was when I ate at a friend's house. I'm now eating cooked apricots, raw bananas+avocado, chicken, fish (even smoked salmon was ok yay!), and very well-cooked spinach, green beans and carrots. Soon (I hope) I'll be able to eat 10 foods.

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That sounds hopeful, only D once in 4 wks and it wasn't really your fault.

I'm going to try and make the cheesecake this week, has anyone made it yet? I'm taking it one step at a time at the moment and then once i know the recipes i'll start the diet properly. Anyway........

I notice that the recipe says:

1/2 cup homemade yogurt or homemade cream cheese***

2 cups uncreamed cottage cheese (dry curd cottage cheese)

but i can't find any dccc in NZ and it says if you find it impossible to obtain dry curd cottage cheese, substitute the cream cheese recipe (drained homemade yoghurt). So do i use 2 1/2 cup of cream chesse or 1/2 cup of yoghurt and 2 cups of cream cheese?

I hope i haven't just ask a really stupid question :ph34r:

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No such thing as a stupid question. :P

Can you buy farmer's cheese where you are? That can be substituted for the DCCC. Otherwise, I used 1/2 cup homemade yoghurt and 2 cups drained homemade yoghurt. That gave it a creamier texture.

I quickly found out though, that I can't tolerate even small amounts of dairy. Try the pecanbread website for ideas in which order to introduce foods. Nuts, beans, raw fruits+veggies and dairy are things you may want to leave out for 3-6 months. I started with chicken+carrot soup and then added one food every 4-7 days.

I'm not surprised I got sick at my friend's house. She apparently stuffed the turkey with bread dressing and she said that she had cut off a piece of the breast meat for me before she unstuffed the turkey, but I probably got some of the dressing.

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