Fun *new* toys

My parents went over to my grandparents for a visit the other day. Upon leaving, my grandparents decided to get rid of some old stuff they had lying around. They said my brother and I should look through it for when we move out (soon). Oh my goodness they had some treasures in there!

We got about a dozen items from them:
-old blender
-2 food processors
-weight watchers food scale
-decorative punch bowl wrapped in 1981 newspapers
-citrus juicer
-a yogurt maker! Braun, with 8 6-oz glass jars
-crockpot (about 3-4 quarts)
-mini crockette, a single setting crockpot
-a food chopper
-bread slicer
-meat grinder

So far everything seems to work. Now I can make 3 liters of yogurt at a time! Plus the little crockette fits exactly the amount of applesauce I usually make. Filling the crockette gives me enough applesauce to fill a large commercial applesauce jar.

What I ate today:
Breakfast: dripped SCD goat yogurt with honey & Welch’s grape juice, applesauce, 2 poached eggs with chicken broth
Lunch: broiled chicken legs (including skin) with lemon, honey, and artichokes
Dinner: large burger patty with SCD ketchup-type sauce
Snacks: almond milk, goat cheddar cheese, coconut oil & honey, tiny bit of chopper liver with SCD ketchup

This sounds to me like a lot of food. Somehow I’m still not gaining weight. According to fitday.com I’m still only getting around 1800 cals/day. How much do I have to eat! I’m stuffing myself with all this food. Some days I try and do 4 meals but even then I’m barely getting 2000. Sigh..


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.


  1. Wow – kitchen equipment is fun! 🙂 And even better when you get it for free.

    Do you think it would be possible for you to increase your fat intake a bit more? I mean after all, adding a couple of T of oil to your diet every day doesn’t make you feel you’re stuffing yourself and still it adds a couple of hundred calories.

    This whole weight issue really makes me wonder a bit if we really have the same condition. I seem to have no real problems putting the weight on as long as I get enough calories and a healthy amount of all the macronutrients. Ok, so I don’t exactly turn into the Michelin man, but still it seems I don’t have to struggle the way you do.

    Anyway, hang in there.

  2. I have been taking 1 tbsp of oil in between meals. That’s included in the total calories unfortunately. And it does actually fill me up. At about 1400 calories per day I feel completely satisfied. I’m just trying to stuff more down but sometimes feel a bit nauseous. Not sure why I’m not feeling hungry.

    Yeah, I’m not exactly certain of my diagnosis and neither are my family doctor or naturopath. I don’t’ really care, I feel like I’m learning how to treat myself properly now anyway 🙂

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