This past week has been a sort of roller-coaster for me. I had such a great breakthrough last week that I was really looking forward to capitalizing on it and keeping the ball rolling this week. Looking back on the week I can see now that I’m still going in the right direction, however during the week I thought I was starting to regress. I still managed to keep regular daily bowel movements however the quality was all over the place. It’s not exactly what I was hoping for and in the moment I was getting pretty discouraged. It wasn’t until the end of the week when I looked back at the week in comparison to other weeks that I realized that it was indeed a good week. In my daily health battle I had gotten lost in the trees and forgot to view my health at the forest level.
The biggest reason people fail on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is that they move way too fast and advance through the diet too quickly. Let’s face it, we are all impatient. The first week on the diet is always the hardest for everyone, mostly due to physical symptoms of the bacterial die off… but it can also be the biggest mental challenge you will ever face. We are sick of being sick and want to get better right now!
In Part II we discussed SCD legal wine which is made through the process of fermentation. In this guide will examine SCD legal liquors which are drinkable liquids containing ethanol made by distilling fruits, grains or vegetables. If you missed Part I make sure you go back and re-read it to have a better understanding of how any alcohol affects your digestive system.
Week 5 Summary: I’m very excited to say that this last week I made a major breakthrough in my healing process. Towards the end of the week I finally stopped having intermittent bowel movements and I’m happy to report that I have had one movement a day for the last 5 days!
As with all things in life, it is extremely important to have something to measure yourself against to find out where you are in relation to where you want to be. Poop is no exception. In fact, poop is something everyone is always so scared and embarrassed to talk about… but it is the number one indicator of how well our bodies are functioning inside. So Let’s Talk About Poop
Week 4 Summary: This is a big week for me because I get to celebrate my 30th day on the SCD diet. I am 1/3 of the way through my 90-day commitment to this diet! I needed to return home for some family business in the middle of the week, which forced me out of my normal routine. This cut out most of my weightlifting sessions and forced me to spend a bunch of time doing extreme batch cooking early in the week in preparation.
The Intro Diet Chicken Soap is a foundational piece of the SCD Intro Diet. I put this post together to help you get properly started.
In Part I of this series we discussed alcohol’s effects on our digestive systems and I gave a listing of legal and Illegal alcohol types. Of the types of legal alcohols they can be broken down into wines and liquors. In this post we will learn all about wines and how someone on the SCD diet can identify which wines to drink to minimize damage to the digestive system.