Hi friends! I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start. Can you believe tomorrow is July 4th already? I can’t! For those of you who missed yesterday’s post, you may want to check it out here. Otherwise you are going to look at my diet for the day and wonder what has gotten into me.
Yesterday was day two of the introductory diet on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. The morning began with a slice of SCD cheesecake which looks pretty good right? I wish I could say it tasted as good as it looked, but it didn’t. You have to use this special dry curd cottage cheese aka Farmer’s Cheese in the recipe, and I despise it. It leaves the world’s worst after taste in my mouth that makes me nauseated.
I also drank a glass of pineapple juice to try and wash out the flavor. No such luck.
After breakfast I was working on my blog when Dana comes rushing in with Moose saying something about how he thinks Moose broke is toe. Holy cow, okay, wasn’t expecting that, what do I do? I ran over to Moose to see that his dewclaw is completely bent to the side and dripping blood. I ran and got a towel to try and catch the blood and Moose howled from pain. We loaded him into the car immediately and headed to the Animal Hospital.
When we got there they weighed Moose (90 lbs–he lost weight!) and headed back to the clinic room to wait for the doctor. I caught this photo of him for the very brief moment that he was sitting. He was so incredibly anxious and wouldn’t sit still. He knows this place…
They ended up numbing the area, and had to tear the dewclaw off which they said is the pain equivalent to us ripping our nail off. That news made me cringe. They sent us home with a laundry list of meds and a cone head to keep him from licking his bandage. Our poor baby. I feel so bad for him. We hate to have to have him wear that thing because he is miserable in it, but we don’t want him licking his bandage or gnawing at it while we are gone.. He can’t relax so he just sits there with his head lifted the entire time.
We gave it a rest after a little while because we were going to be home with him. He was fairly sedated at this point and konked out for the majority of the day.
That was a lot of excitement before 10 am! When I got home I was hungry again, so I snacked on a hard-boiled egg.
Lunch time rolled around and since my options were pretty slim due to the restrictive two-day intro diet, I sipped on a cup of chicken carrot soup.
And some pineapple jello.
I hit the road to go meet my mom during her lunch break and visit with her. I brought a picnic blanket and we sat under a nice shady tree and chatted for a good 45 minutes. Loved it! Dana and I hit the gym in the afternoon. I wasn’t feeling very energetic, so I brought a magazine along and hit the elliptical for an easy 30 minute workout.
For dinner, I made myself scrambled eggs with salt and pepper.
Bearing the 100° heat, I wanted to whip up a batch of SCD allowable bread so that Dana could have something to make a sandwich with. It was super easy and the bread looks awesome. I’ll try to remember to get Dana’s report back so I can let you know what he thought.
And yes, our house was a sauna after this got done baking!
SCD Bread (Recipe from this site)
- 3 1/2 cups almond flour
- 3 eggs
- 3 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup homemade yogurt
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Mix all ingredients in food processor
- Bake for 55-60 minutes at 350°
I spent the rest of the night cleaning up the kitchen, I seriously cannot tell you how many dishes are involved with this SCD. I also watched DVR’ed Bachelorette which I have decided is my preferred way of watching the show. Some of the conversations can become pretty darn boring, so I fast-forward and get to the good stuff. In case you haven’t watched it yet, I won’t say who went home. I will say I was very happy with her decision, but I don’t know how she is ever going to pick between the last three guys. They are all great!
I am in a very good mood today because I have moved past the introductory diet and moving on to incorporating more fruits and vegetables today. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and I will catch up with you soon.
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The dry curd cottage cheese is terrible by itself and tasteless, but it’s good mixed with a bit of 24-hour yogurt, cinnamon and a mashed, ripe banana (and a drizzle of honey if you want). I also like to mix a bit of the dry curds in the food processor with a mashed ripe banana, 2 eggs and cinnamon. Then I pour the batter into a pan greased with butter, ghee or coconut oil and make a pancake. I top the pancake with a dollop of SCD yogurt and a drizzle of honey. It’s delicious 🙂
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Hi Melanie, I started the intro diet 4 weeks ago and while I haven’t been able to progress as quickly as you, it has been fun reading your blog posts about the SCD diet. The pineapple gelatin looks amazing, I must try that! It is really nice to read about someone else’s experiences who is going through something similar.
I am so happy you are reading my blog. It is always nice to relate with others who are working towards the same goals: to feel great and to be healthy! I hope I can continue to provide you with recipe ideas. Good luck with the SCD and know I’m here for you!
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How is the diet going? I’ve been on it for 8 weeks or so and it has really helped. I still need to do some tweaking and address some of my horsemen, but otherwise I feel a lot better on it.
I put honey on my farmers cheese and really like it!
Hi Maya, I was on the diet last year and only for a short while. It helped me a little bit but I just couldn’t keep up with it. It wasn’t the right diet for me but I hope it is the right one for you!