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SCD Diet?

Hello,
I would like to know if any of you are in remission with SCD diet only, and not taking any medicine. If so, can you please post your experience, and how long have you been on SCD diet?
 
I tried this and came off all medication, unfortunately for me I went into the biggest flare I had ever had. The SCD was fantastic at first....my symptoms cleared, but once my medication was out of my system then the diet alone could not handle it. I think a combination of both would have been the key!
 
A problem with the SCD diet is that it is severely lacking in calories and you see many threads of people losing weight on it.

Staple foods in the West and Asia are all carb based, because it's what humans are able to easily digest and turn into energy.

Potatoes, rice, pasta (noodles), bread, cornflakes. Those are the staple foods where people get their energy from.

Yet the SCD does not allow people to eat any of them.

The SCD diet removes all sources of bioavailable calories.

So where exactly are you going to get your calories from. The only other source of energy is fat, and fat is very hard to break down, incredibly harsh on the intestinal lining and the few people that do try those high fat diets (the ''keto'' diets) do it because they lose weight on it, and they need to take lots of enzyme supplements to be able to digest so much (unhealthy) fats, otherwise they would be on the toilet all day.

I think it's fine to eat some more of this or that, but the SCD diet tells people to completely take out staple foods, the main sources of calories around the world. I have a really hard time saying anything positive about this diet.

If you don't like potatoes, eat some rice, if you don't like bread, eat cornflakes, but you can't just remove all staple foods, SCD leaves people with little to no option to get their daily energy needs. It is far too lacking in calories.
 
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(I'm not ''anti-diet'' for what it's worth. The low-FODMAP diet allows people to still get all the calories they need, it doesn't forbid staple foods like potatoes and rice.

But the SCD diet is far too restrictive to be sustainable, it is completely lacking in nutritional needs. You're not going to survive very long on vegetables or protein, your body needs to get its energy from somewhere, and carbs are where every sustainable diet gets it energy needs from.

That doesn't mean one can't follow a diet like a mediterranean diet that is a bit higher in fats and a bit lower in carbs. But at the end of the day even a mediterranean diet's main energy source is carbs, pastas, breads, potatoes, etc.)
 
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I tried this and came off all medication, unfortunately for me I went into the biggest flare I had ever had. The SCD was fantastic at first....my symptoms cleared, but once my medication was out of my system then the diet alone could not handle it. I think a combination of both would have been the key!
Thanks Daytripper. Hope you are doing well. I was only on SCD diet and had my flare very much in control. I was not taking any medication. I had a surgery to remove a stricture recently. I am recovering now. I am wondering if I should just be on SCD diet, or should I start medication. I have no flares now.
 
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