A common fear of many people who follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is that they won’t be able to get enough calories to gain/maintain weight on the diet. I never thought it would be a problem for me however I was surprised after starting the diet to learn how much I needed to eat.
Switching from a SAD to SCD diet causes many challenges, good and bad, and one of the major ones I faced was the difference in calories and satiety.
Recently we were talking about the Bristol Stool Chart and we were discussing our recent poops (everyone’s favorite topic). The topic came up that, with the Bristol Stool chart, there really isn’t one defined end point. Depending on which expert or doctor you talk with you get a range or different answers about what the “perfect poop” is.
Since leaving the Standard American Diet (SAD) my health has improved in just about every area possible. But when I first started the SCD diet I brought quite a few bad habits that the SAD taught me that limited my healing. Here are 3 simple things I learned that improved my digestion as soon as I implemented them. If you implement these three positive habits you can improve your digestion right now.
I was stuck in an SCD holding pattern for months... and I couldn't figure out what to do to improve and move forward. I learned the hard way how to pinpoint foods that were causing me problems and stopping me from SCD success. After I figured out the basic process I needed to go through to get rid of foods causing a problem, my health advanced quickly and things haven't slowed down since.
Here's the top five things I did that helped my friends and family understand the SCD diet, and in the end, come to me for help with their health issues.
This mindset shift is the Number 1 most important mindset to starting the SCD Diet right. Here it is: I no longer live to eat, I eat to live!
Commitment to strict adherence on the SCD Diet is the key to healing on the diet. Anyone who doesn't trust the diet will never experience the full benefits.