The Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Weight Loss

As I said in my About Me page, I am a slim guy. I did lose even some more weight though and would like to tell you what happened. I mentioned on my About Me page that I had panic attacks, and found a great way to overcome them naturally. It really worked, I found a way to diffuse the panic attack and stop it in it’s tracks. The problem is, the panic attacks just kept occurring. Why was that? In my case, I also suffered from IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I discovered that there is an intimate connection between the brain, and the gut. And my gut was out of whack. After a lot of web surfing, I discovered the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as detailed in the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elane Gottschall.

The SCD diet proscribes a diet where certain foods are labeled “illegal” including sugar, grains, fluid milk, tofu, rice to mention a few. Then there are the legal foods which can include Swiss cheese, meats, fish, vegetables (not all), dry white wine, and honey. I consider it to be a healthy diet I went on this diet, and for several weeks had intense cravings for something, almost like undergoing nicotine withdrawal. I remember walking by a Coke machine at the movie theater, and craving a Coke – the thing is, I never drink Coke! But I was getting better, and my IBS was clearing up. So were my panic attacks!

I must advise you that before embarking on any dietary change, to check with your doctor. This article has been written for educational purposes only; I cannot give any medical advice whatsoever.

In the process of being on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I did lose some weight. I was becoming even slimmer, and I felt great. This is one way how to lose hip fat for sure! My lady friend was concerned about me, especially after a friend of hers died from anorexia, and she convinced me to start eating some other foods than those proscribed by the diet.  So I began eating some rice, potatoes, etc. and regained some pounds. I still felt pretty good, my IBS cleared up, and I resumed eating a variety of foods with one exception – I have cut way down on sugar. I believe my sugar addiction to have been the main cause of my IBS.

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