I am excited about your website. I have been doing some of this already, but I learned a few things that I plan to apply such as no rice and no Yams. Both of which I eat a lot of. I have the opposite problem as most people as I am very thin and need to keep weight on not off. I also run 7 days a week. I have trouble being full. I need things to keep full and to keep weight on. I crave sugar so I binge on it when I am hungry. Any ideas? SJ
Hi SJ, One thing I can think of right off the bat for weight gain and fullness would be the nut flour recipes, made with almond or pecan flour. Almonds also have an amazing amount of vitamins and minerals. The nut flour recipes also usually contain quite a bit of honey, for the sugar cravings.
I really like the Nutty Caramel Candy and “Cookie Dough” Balls recipes for snacks and weight gain (under our desserts section). The nuts have that good fat that both packs in calories and keeps you feeling fuller longer.
Also, when I make the SCD yogurt, I always use whole milk for the calories. Add honey and fruit to a bowl full of yogurt for sugar cravings. You can use half-and-half to make high calorie yogurt as well; follow the directions in "Breaking the Vicious Cycle."
Cheddar cheese with peanut butter and raisins is another of my favorite snacks, and the cheese has lots of fat and calories.
And then there's always Welch's 100% Grape Juice or Tropicana Orange Juice (no calcium or extras added to ensure it is SCD legal) or other legal juice for sugar cravings and calories.
Avocados are high in healthy fat and calories - known as the "perfect food," it's probably my favorite high calorie SCD food. You can add it to smoothies if you don't like the flavor, or mash it on SCD toast with butter, salt & pepper. Guacamole is another great way to use it. (Dip with Cheese Lace Crackers.)