Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year, New Guts

Today, I am starting a new healing diet called the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) or the GAPS diet.  These diets are very similar and are used to clean and heal the guts thus allowing the body to heal from many ailments and symptoms.  From now on into the New Year, I will be blogging about how I am doing on this diet.  It is restrictive and I judge it will be hard to keep on it, but I want to try.  I will have to be my own advocate.  I plan on being on it for at least 3 months....more if I feel I need more healing.

It's going to be hard for this carb and lactose addict to do this, but I want this journey to be as raw and as a real as the foods I will be eating on it.

Since the diet is so restrictive, it is going to take some adjusting to meal prep for myself.  My plan so far is:

My homemade herbal smoothies for breakfast
Broth or broth-y soup and/or salad for lunch
A SCD altered dinner

I stocked my freezer with frozen broccoli, cauliflower and butternut squash to replace my usual carb side dishes (potatoes and all grains are not allowed on this diet in order to not feed the bad flora in the gut).