Over the last couple of weeks I've found out that the only thing that allows me to feel okay, and feel like there's some progress in my energy and tummy-wellbeing, is following the specific carbohydrate diet, or SCD. I tried it with some scepticism - I guess it doesn't sound that well founded to me, scientifically, but I was ancious to get results, by voodoo, if necessary. It was a great relief. I tried going back to regular gluten free fodder with really bad and surprisingly swift results. I am not ready to say SCD is going to be how I roll forever, I still have some tests at the hospital during August and September.
SCD plus eating raw and vegan is a really tricky combo it seems. I've googled it, and it looks like it is going to take some practice to limit the amount of animal I'm consuming. Right now I will do whatever feels best and consider it a transition diet, not knowing if it's a transition into SCD, into gluten free, or into no-holds-barred. So I'm back with plenty of eggs, some meat, fish - and honey instead of all the alternative sweeteners I've been using. It's not what I would prefer, but it's what works at the moment so SCD compatible food is what I will be posting about for a while.
Now that the tummy is better I can have a big, raw salad again! Which is a huge relief, as that is definitely my comfort food number one. I have been feeling very sorry for myself, going on the SC Diet and having to cook even MORE - or at least ditching some of my old staples and looking for new ones. But I've realised: cooking healthy food takes time! No matter what the state of my health, I am not going to settle for pre-cooked dinners and fast food snacks. My choices would be less limited, but really, I would still have to spend that dreaded time in the kitchen. So I do what I have always done and will probably continue doing regardless of my hospital results this next month and a half: I try to cook as delicious, as nutritious and as quickly and conveniently as possible, shaking up the routines by trying something new once in a while.