how long have you been on the diet?
did you do the intro stages?
what are you eating?
what else is happening?
the SCD isn't a calorie restricted diet, you might take a little while to get used to burning fat though
My situation is quite complicated so the answers to these questions are all over the place. I do not have Crohns or UC, at least not according to the bio markers that are used to test for them. I have Lyme disease and then moved into a house infested with mold which completely messed up my digestive system and my body. I have been ill since 2013 but have been treating for these two issues for two years, following mostly a SCD diet but I also had to restrict sulfur rich foods. I have recently been doing better and am now able to expand my diet, work full time, and become more active but I am still having occasional set backs.
To answer your questions:
1. I've been on the diet for 2 years, though not strictly. I have always craved sugar through this diet as it seems my blood sugar levels plummet if I don't which is what has me frustrated. I am trying to now clean my diet up a ton more now that I can expand it but am struggling to ditch the sugar/carb cravings because of the energy issues.
2. I did the intro stages 2 years ago but unfortunately my issues are weird and complex and so I could not stick to it for various reasons (food reactions, etc).
3. I eat usually a salad a day (lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, olive oil and vinegar), a meal with protein (thinking of upping it to two meals with protein now that I can do eggs) and a veggie (usually zucchini and summer squash as those were my staple foods for two years but recently eating broccoli and cauliflower but they must be cooked thoroughly), cashew butter with an apple (as any other butters are too chunky and come out the way they went in). Trying to bring bananas in as well to see how I react. Again...So many weird and complex things going on with my body.
4. I am on a boat load of supps: Vit E, B complex, Phosphatidylcholine, Butyrate, Digestive enzymes, pancreatic enzymes (these are prescription), magnesium, zinc, a probiotic (even though I know it's not SCD legal but I've tried coming off of it and it's not good). Then there are the tinctures I take...Mostly for Lyme and inflammation. Some of which are SCD legal, some aren't but again if I stop it and I get worse I take that as a sign.
I recently started a prescription of VIP and having massive success with it but I want to clean up my diet and also get more active as i believe those two things will help me truly recover.
I started eating an expensive yogurt last year and it helps immensely, not SCD legal because it's not made at home and has some probiotics in it that aren't SCD legal but it helped. I've tried to make yogurt at home and haven't had great success (mostly because I burn the milk and the process takes a while and because I'm truly afraid of it causing me issues).
That's a lot of information but I warned you
it's complicated for me! I've mostly had to figure out my own "personal" diet based on other diets and research that I've read.