Monday, November 18, 2013

SCD Yogurt Tip

If you are like me, you need to do this diet so you can live a somewhat normal life. Yogurt is an essential part of the diet. But the first few times I made the yogurt with regular cow's whole milk I usually ended up with an upset stomach and other issues. So I would go off of it for a time, and the next time I tried the yogurt I made it with goat's milk and a goat's milk yogurt starter. The goat's milk was too... not sure if acidic is the right word. But it seemed acidic to me and hurt my throat. Plus it was pretty expensive comparatively to make. Out of cheapness and curiosity, I thought what if I try Organic Cows Milk?

So I used Stoneyfield Farms Whole Organic Milk and the plain Dannon yogurt as a starter and viola! I now can stomach it no issues! So maybe just switching to organic milk could help others as well!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pinterest Recipes

So I had a thought yesterday... And for me that's pretty impressive for one day. I have had it in my head for a while that I need to go through certain Pinterest recipes that are almost SCD approved and re-do them so they are SCD legal. I was just going to do it for myself, but then I had the grand generous thought that I would like to test them out and share my findings with the SCD world. I know there are some recipes floating around, but lord knows we could use more variety and have them be easy to follow and find specifically for those of us doing strict SCD.

So that's my thought... Stay posted! Coming soon SCD Coconut Flour Pancakes!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

So it's been awhile.... Current rants on the SCD Diet

Sorry people that might actually be wondering if I died! I didn't. I just have been a bit busier than before. It always takes me a few months to adjust to new schedules. Anywho... I am alive, and actually quite well. The diet has had it's ups and downs. Mainly the ups and downs had to do with how well I have been following the diet. I have to say for me personally this diet is amazing. When I stick with it, and eat right, I have energy and feel great. I have been adding things back into my diet slowly but surely, and even though I have cheated a little here and there overall my health is great!

Here are some observations made by people that don't really have a clue about what I am doing, they just know I am doing something...

"Wow! You look great! What diet are you doing?"

"Your skin is looking really good, what makeup do you use?"

"I can't believe how tiny you are! How much weight have you lost?!"
(Just to let you know I am not by any means tiny, but in comparison with my pre-SCD self I am looking pretty good :))

So these words of random people that don't really have a clue are extremely inspiring. They help me to see that even though I haven't changed my makeup, and technically I wouldn't call this a diet for weight loss, something is very different in my life and they covet it and want it for themselves.

When I feel they might actually benefit from what I am doing, I briefly explain what I am doing and they usually walk away thinking or even saying that what I do would be impossible for them. I understand that fact. I too once thought that way. But if you want to live, and not feel "poopy" all of the time this thing really works.