SCD does sound terribly restrictive initially, but it's actually prett easy to follow. I've been eating that way for 7 1/2 months, and haven't fallen of the wagon even once. I don't have any desire to cheat, because I know the diet is doing me a lot of good.
Yesterday, some of the foods I ate were yogurt with a little honey in it, a "brownie" (made with almond butter instead of flour), deviled eggs, squash pie filling (tastes like pumpkin pie filling), cooked peaches, tilapia with a parmesan sauce, cooked carrots with some butter on them, cheese, and frozen yogurt (I have a fantastic recipe). I follow the stages from http://pecanbread.com/p/how/stages.html and am currently eating foods through stage 3. I'm staying there, since my stricture may not like the raw foods from stage 4 & 5.
Here's list of most of the allowed/disallowed foods, courtesy of http://www.healingcrow.com/dietsmain/scd/scd.html
Quantities are not restricted.
Honey is the only allowed sugar product. Not everyone can tolerate it, so use with caution.
Most vegetables, fresh or frozen and raw or cooked, are allowed including: asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes, beets, Brussell sprouts, cabbage, carrots celery, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, rhubarb, peppers, garlic, lettuce, spinach, mushrooms (unless you have candidiasis), onions, turnips, and watercress. Be careful of raw vegetables when diarrhea is present.
Dried navy beans, lentils, peas, split peas, unroasted cashews, peanuts in a shell, all natural peanut butter, lima beans, and string beans.
All unprocessed meats such as: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, quail, ostrich, fish, shellfish, lamb, venison, rabbit, and eggs.
Some processed meats are allowed, but many require writing letters to manufacturers to verify the absence of restricted foods. Many processed meats contain sugar, starch, corn products, and other disallowed foods
All natural cheeses except those listed above are allowed: cheddar, colby, swiss, havarti, dry curd cottage cheese, etc..
Homemade yogurt that has been fermented for a minimum of 24 hours is allowed and encouraged.
Most fruits are allowed such as: avocadoes, apples, tomatoes, olives, apricots, ripened bananas, coconuts, dates, berries, cherries, citrus fruits, peaches, pears, tropical fruits, and grapes.
Almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, chestnuts, filberts, and pecans.
The following foods are allowed: olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, corn oil, weak tea, weak coffee, unflavored gelatin, mustard, vinegar, saccharin, and juices with no additives.
Do not eat sugar, molasses, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, or any processed sugar.
All canned vegetables are not permitted.
All grains are not permitted, such as: corn, wheat, wheat germ, barley, oats, rye, rice, buckwheat, soy , and others.
Some legumes are not allowed: chick peas, bean sprouts, soybeans, mungbeans, faba beans, and garbanzo beans.
Starchy foods are not permitted, such as: potatoes, yams, and parsnips.
Seaweed and seaweed byproducts, such as agar and carrageenan, are not allowed.
All canned meats are forbidden.
Most processed meats are not permitted. Make sure processed meat doesn't contain any harmful additive such as corn, corn products, starch, and sugars.
All variations of milk are not allowed: whole, skim, 1%, 2%, chocolate, etc.
Some cheeses contain a high lactose content and are restricted: Ricotta, Mozzarella, cottage cheese, cream cheese, feta, and processed cheeses and cheese spreads.
Commercial yogurt contains a high amount of lactose and is not allowed.
Heavy Cream, buttermilk, and sour cream are not allowed.
Other foods that are not permitted include: bread, pasta, other starchy foods, canola oil, commercial mayonnaise (because of additives), ice cream, candy, cocoa, chocolate, carob, whey powder, margarine, commercial ketchup, baking powder, mixed nuts, and FOS (fructooligosaccharides) products.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods