Co-Founder of SCD Lifestyle Steve Wright has finally broken down and started his path to intestinal healing. After many years of undiagnosed digestive warfare in his body, these series of weekly posts will take you through his experiences, thoughts, and struggles on the SCD diet. Check back and follow his progress: Week 26 Summary Coconut …
Steve's SCD Diet Journal
This week I want to talk about SCD diet staples. Studies have shown that most people eat the same 10-15 foods in a given week. We all like to think that we eat an extremely diverse diet but it's simply untrue. As humans we are actually very predictable creatures in search of easy autonomous habits. Taking this knowledge to heart can really help simplify the SCD diet. For instance, two ways in which I embrace my need for stability and habit are having the ingredients on hand to produce my two favorite go-to SCD meals. One of them takes roughly 20 minutes to make and the other about 5 minutes.
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.
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.