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!
Moving to a new city and into a new apartment is always a bit of an adventure. I have moved more times than anyone I know in the last 5 years and I still have not figured out a better way of doing it other than trial and error. So my last week has mostly been crazy to say the least. I had stock piled a bunch of cooked SCD legal food just in case I happened to burn down my new kitchen (every stove is different I swear). I stuck mainly to the basics, of squash, chicken and fish all week because I wanted to help reset my system after the past couple weeks of turmoil. Many people will actually return right to the intro diet if they feel that they’ve had a major stumble but I didn’t have the means at this time.
Carrots take 3 to 4 hours of boiling before they are fully cooked, but not only is it healthier to steam veggies but the best part is it’s faster!
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!
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.
Co-Founder of SCD Lifestyle Steve Wright has finally broken down and started his path to intestinal healing. These series of weekly posts will take you through his experiences, thoughts, and struggles on the SCD diet. This is his week 2 summary as he transitions into Phase 1 and out of the Intro Diet.