What about the SCD diet??? Anyone try that? PART 2!!!

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Doc2007
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   Posted 10/28/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
So is is safe to say that If I dont grind the beans myself its instant coffee?

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   Posted 10/28/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that might be your safest thing to do (grind your beans yourself). But it is not necessary correct (instant coffee is freeze dry). I do not drink coffee because it rips me up.
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   Posted 10/28/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, instant coffee is freeze dried or spray dried (according to Wikipedia). I have no idea why it's illegal. Must be something about the processing. You can certainly use pre-ground coffee, but grinding your own does make for an even tastier cup! smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 10/28/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess thats not gonna work because I have my the little singel cup machine at work and home...and a cup of coffe just sounded so good. Because a lot of the legal foods are things I never even tried or thought of...Coffee is one I just never liked it...but figuredI would try again since its legal...and I cant have hot coco anymore.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Go to a speciality shop, and they will grind the beans for you.
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   Posted 10/28/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Or if you're just looking for a tasty cup of something hot to drink to replace your hot coco, try Chai tea in bulk from your health food store. The bulk teas don't have sugar added and the Chai, with its cinnamon, cloves, and other spices, is really good! You can sweeten it with honey (or the pink legal stuff if you wish) and have a fabulous, hot drink!

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   Posted 10/28/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone looking for part I of this thread as it fades off into obscurity, copy and past this into your browser! (Lots of great discussion about the SCD!)

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1262312&p=1
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   Posted 10/28/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I read on another site that as long as the decaf coffee is Swiss Water Processed, it's legal. Here's a link to some brands that do this:

http://www.swisswater.com/buy/brands

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   Posted 10/28/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Emom your are the best I didnt even think of posting the link! Hey I just got another SCD cookbook...the one by Raman Prasad! I like it better than "Healing Foods" because of the asian and mediteranian flare. I making the Korean Marinated beef tonight!!! YEAH! My partner made me lambshanks in red wine last night!

I was a little dishearted by all the prep time spent in the kitchen...then I read a quote by Elaine that said...your time is better spent in the kitchen than in the bathroom!....Snapped right back into reality!

I have committed to becoming a Martha Stewart in the kitchen...its the only way to psych myself out about cooking every night! lol


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   Posted 10/28/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Doc! Yeah, that cook book by Prasad is REALLY great! My mouth was truly watering when I read what you and your partner have been cooking! I haven't tried either of those recipes. Guess it's time! Great quote from Elaine, too! It does kinda snap you out of it when you think about it that way!

Thanks, MMMNavy for activating the link! :-)

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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to buy a little freezer for putting all my pre-cooked SCD stuff. Then I can just thaw some out when I want to eat it, and save the cooking for days when I'm feeling extra energetic. I'm going to miss just pouring a bowl a cereal for supper when I'm lazy.

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   Posted 10/29/2008 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
spookyhurst said...
I'm going to buy a little freezer for putting all my pre-cooked SCD stuff. Then I can just thaw some out when I want to eat it, and save the cooking for days when I'm feeling extra energetic. I'm going to miss just pouring a bowl a cereal for supper when I'm lazy.


Spooky, that's a great idea! I freeze some stuff, but could do more. We frequently rely on leftovers, though, so usually I'm preparing a larger meal than what is needed--on purpose. This gives me a night off from cooking now and then. Thank goodness...
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Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too! (cooking challenged)


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   Posted 10/29/2008 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I cannot have coffee, either. I was a coffee drinker when I was diagnosed but gave it up quickly. Tried the SCD several years ago with no luck... I have a really tough time with fiber and couldn't manage it. It actually made me feel much worse. Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who does better minimizing fruit and veggie intake, although I can have small amounts.  Sometimes, I do okay with salads, but if I eat any significant amount of veggies even just a couple of days in a row, things are not good.

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   Posted 10/29/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin  Just Discovered Dried Mangos and Apricots!!! I hope I dont regret this tonight or tommorow...but this little jokers are tastey!!! And they have no preservatives...they are simply dried fruit!

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   Posted 10/29/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Be careful with the dried fruits. From what I've read, they're a Stage 5 food (the most advanced). Here's a chart to help you out:

http://www.pecanbread.com/new/scdfoods1.html#beyond

I love dried apricots, but they usually gave me a flare. It might have been the sulfur on them though. I want to get a food dehydrator and make my own sometime.

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   Posted 10/29/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
OOPS! lol I guess Im gonna struggel for a day or so because I have been dowing them like candy blush

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   Posted 10/29/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
It's easy to do. They taste so yummy! Next summer, I'm going to buy a bunch of fruits when they hit their peak sweetness and make fruit leather out of them turn.

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   Posted 10/30/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Eating out on SCD??? I dont pack my lunch every day currently...any resteraunt ideas for SCD compliant lunch?

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   Posted 10/30/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Anywhere that has burgers should be fine- just ask for it without the bun. Veggies and meat only.

I've not tried this, but sandwich shops should be okay- just ask for it without the bread.

Chipotle has proven reliably safe for me. Get the bol, skip the beans (I've not tried them yet), and get meat, cheese, sour cream (supposedly unsafe, but I've done OK with it), and guacamole. Recently I've been getting small portions of rice with that.

Here out west, "In 'n Out" burger is probably the best option; the "Flying Dutchman" is two patties with two slices of cheese.

With any of these, iced tea with saccharin and a squeeze of lime (to dispel the bitter flavor of the artificial sweetener) is a good choice for drink.

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   Posted 10/30/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
What kind of cheese does Inn n Out have? Is it legal?

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   Posted 10/30/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, it's orange and it doesn't bother me!

Seriously, though; the main reason Elaine worries about cheese is because of lactose. Even properly prepared yogurt has lactose in it, so I don't sweat it quite so much- but then again, I don't stuff my face with cheeseburgers, and I make sure I'm on a nice, level baseline before I eat out. I've been doing very well for the past two months, so I'm broadening my horizons.

In 'n Out Burger and Chipotle are the only two restaurants I rely upon regularly for my meals. I ate at one Mexican place not too long ago- I ordered two items from the a la carte menu (cheese and chicken), and that went over well. At a rescue seminar a couple of weeks ago, we were fed Subway-style sandwiches; I ate everything but the bread, with all the mayo it came with, and I had some very small stomach problems later.

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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah, okay.

I ate my last ice cream today sad. My official start date for the SC diet is December 1st, but I'm starting to wean myself off of my favorite illegal foods (only 1 can of Sprite left sad, which will be drank on Tuesday at my last BBQ with hotdogs and chips). I also have one last pancake feed (with sausage) mid month, and then my gluten and starch days will be over. There's one last hershey bar in the cupboard, but I don't know when I will indulge myself with it. I'm afraid I'll drink milk right up to November 30th though.

It's comforting to look at the SCD blogs out there though. I found a really good one that even has yummy pictures of all the recipes. I just hope that almond flour will agree with me. So long as it does, I think I'll be able to handle the diet without any problem.

I meet my new GI doctor on Monday. It will be interesting to see what she says about my diet change.

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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I discovered the carb free burger at carls jr today...a burger wrapped in lettuce! I took the cheese off though...The dried fruit hasnt given me any problems...although the diet coke i had with the burger made me rumble a bit....it passed though...
Um I made chicken curry for dinner from the Prasad book...took 30 minutes and was really really good...I love indian food.

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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
You have to be careful with dried fruit - sometimes they use sugar in the drying process. This applies to some fruits that you might never expect like dates (already really sweet) and banana chips. The sugar helps to keep the drying fruit preserved and it avoids problems from unripe fruit in the raw materials. Moderation is the key unless you are sure there is no sugar added.

I saw recently a post where someone just got out of the hospital and credited their recovery to the care, medications and diet that they were given there. I was wondering what that diet consisted of? They seemed to indicate that the diet was an aid that the hospital taught them.

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   Posted 10/31/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I spent 10 minutes in TJ looking at the dried fruit...there are three diferent kinds...sweetend with sulfur dioxide, unsweetend with sulfur dioxide and unsweetend and unslufured...I by the obvious which is unsweetened and unsulfured...the ingredients say just dried mango...or just dried apricots...They are delicious!
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