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SCD stages

Can I eat everything that’s on the legal list right away?

It is imperative to follow the diet in stages. Begin the diet similar to how one would introduce foods to an infant just starting to eat solids. Jumping to advanced foods can inhibit healing and make one feel worse than before starting the diet. Give every stage sufficient time until you feel your body is liking the foods and is ready to continue. Introduce one new food at a time and give it at least 24 hours to determine whether you are ready for it and your body is liking it. The most important thing is to go slowly, adding new things gradually in small amounts and recording the results in a food diary. The stages below is just an example of how one should introduce foods on the diet, however, it may vary depending on one’s symptoms. Smaller frequent meals are always best for max absorbtion and digestion.

INTRO FRUITS Legal Juice or Gelatin Only
  • Grape Juice (100% grape, any color, not frozen, not with calcium)
  • Apple Cider (non-alcoholic cider only, brown, refrigerated; commercial apple JUICE IS NOT legal)
VEGETABLES Peeled & well cooked
  • Carrot (cooked for 4 hours and pureed for moderate to severe symptoms)
MEATS Roast/Boiled or Broiled
  • Chicken Beef Turkey Lean Pork Lean Game Meats (NO Ham or Bacon)
EGGS Any Style
  • When cooking,keep fats to a minimum because they are harder to digest
STAGE 1 FRUITS Peeled, deseeded & well cooked
  • Homemade Applesauce Homemade Pear sauce
  • raw Banana (very ripe with spots)
VEGETABLES Peeled & well cooked
  • (although not required, pureed is a great way to start)
  • Acorn Squash Buttercup Squash Butternut Squash Spinach Zucchini (and other summer squash)
MEATS Roast/Boiled or Broiled NUTS *Homemade Nut Milk
  • (see note above chart)
  • Blanched Almond Milk Pecan Milk Homemade Zucchini Nut Milk yogurt
EGGS Any Style
STAGE 2 FRUITS Peeled, deseeded & well cooked
  • Apricot Avocado (cooked) Peach Pineapple Plum Tomato
  • raw Avocado
VEGETABLES Peeled, deseeded & well cooked
  • Artichoke-french Asparagus Cucumber Garlic Green Beans Mushroom Peppers Pumpkin and other winter squash varieties
  • (excluding spaghetti squash) Watercress
MEATS Baked NUTS Nut Butters Blanched Almond Pecan Homemade Nut Milk Coconut Milk Blanched Cashew Milk Blanched Hazelnut Milk Macadamia Nut Milk
STAGE 3 FRUITS Peeled, deseeded & well cooked
  • Blueberry Blackberry Cantaloupe Cherry Date Elderberry Fig Gooseberry Grapefruit Kiwi Kumquat Lemon Lime Mango Orange Papaya Passion Fruit Strawberry Tangerine Watermelon Dried Fruit and Raisins
  • (well cooked in water and soft. Note : raisins are more advanced than other dried fruits)
VEGETABLES Peeled (as appropriate) & cooked
  • Beet Bok Choy Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Celeriac GoosCelery*(see note)eberry Chinese Cabbage Collards Eggplant Kale Leek Lettuce Lima Beans-Fresh Olive Onion Parsley Pea Peppers Rhubarb Shallots Snow Peas Spaghetti Squash* Sugar Snap Peas Swiss Chard Watercress
MEATS Pan Fried
  • Crisp-fried pork or LEGAL bacon can be added
NUTS Nut Flour
  • Pecan Flour Blanched Almond Flour
  • (Pecan flour and Blanched Almond Flour are the easiest to digest)
Nut Butters
  • Blanched Cashew Butter Blanched Hazelnut Butter Macadamia Nut Butter Milk
STAGE 4 FRUITS Raw, peeled * (see note above the chart)
  • Apple Apricot Avocado Cantaloupe Cherry Date Elderberry Fig Gooseberry Grapefruit Grapes* (see note) Kiwi Fruit Kumquat Lemon Lime Mango Orange Papaya Passion Fruit Peach Pear Persimmon Pineapple Pomegranate Plum Tangerine Tomato Watermelon
  • Bok Choy Broccoli Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Celeriac Celery Chinese Cabbage Collard Cucumber Daikon Radish Kale Leek Lettuce Mushroom Olive Onion Peppers Radish Rhubarb Shallots Snow Peas Sugar Snap Peas Spinach Swiss Chard Watercress
MEATS Battered/Deep Fried NUTS Nut Flour
  • Blanched Hazelnut Flour Cashew Flour Macadamia Nut Flour Walnut Flour Coconut flour
Nut Pieces
  • Blanched Almond Pecan Nut Pieces Shredded Coconut
BEANS Cooked (prepared according to BTVC)
  • Haricot Beans Lentils Lima Beans Navy Beans Split Peas
  • Apple Apricot Blueberry Blackberry Cherry Date Elderberry Fig Gooseberry Grapes Olive Peach Pear Persimmon Plum Raisin Strawberry Tomato Dried Fruits
  • (All dried fruits that have not been cooked in water should be eaten sparingly.)
  • Raisins
  • (try cautiously)
MEATS Dried Jerky NUTS Whole Nuts(chewed well)
  • Blanched almond Pecan Blanched Hazelnut Cashew Macadamia Nut Walnut Shredded Coconut
BEANS Cooked(prepared according to BTVC)
  • Black beans Kidney Beans