A few days ago I received this comment on my blog,
In the years I have been blogging I have never received negative comments. I can't say that it really bothered me but it did get me thinking about how far I have come since the SCD and what a blessing it has been to me, I wanted to share my reply with everyone.
I appreciate you leaving a comment on this blog, I really love to get feedback.
I first read Elaine Gotschall's book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, in 2009. It took me a few weeks to decide if I was really willing to go all out and follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. In the end after much deliberating and discussion with my very supportive husband I decided to give it a try for a few months and I am so glad that I did, as I have become a better person for it.
In the beginning I was so sick I could not even tolerate the yogurt. I took things very slowly and with time was able to enjoy the yogurt and even whipping cream. I am still not able to eat any dairy that is not cultured. I made my own ketchup and barbecue sauce and ate very simply for over a year, never going out to eat and following the diet religiously. In that year I lost 42 pounds.
That was in the Spring of 2009. Since that time I have been in a constant state of evolution experimenting with what works for me and what doesn't. This blog is all about that evolution. I can now have chocolate, canned tomatoes, and many other foods that were not part of my diet when I first started the SCD.
My purpose in blogging about my experience is to help others out there who are also experimenting to find out what works for them. We are all different and I now know for the most part what works for me. I love that I am no longer held hostage by food, trading how I feel for a good meal, it just wasn't worth it. I know I benefit from many others who share through blogging or recipe sites and I am happy to be able to share with others.
I don't know if everyone will have the same outcome but since the SCD I have been backpacking at the beach, canoeing, hiking, am now a scout leader and have the energy to enjoy my family. It sounds like you really know the SCD and follow it. I hope you find relief from whatever circumstances led you to begin the diet in the first place.
Good luck to you,