There are many reasons adopting SCD or other similarly strict regimens can be difficult. The complexity, the expense, the re-education of how to cook… it goes on and on. But one of the difficulties that doesn’t really get talked about much is the emotional hurdles involved. While I’ve certainly never been diagnosed with a food addiction, I can, without reservation, say that I went through a profound mourning process… and some days, I think I’m still going through it. I’ve been on SCD for almost 3 years. I still have intense cravings (I never really had these before SCD!), I still get down about how hard it can be, I still have intense difficulty walking away from fatty, carb-tastic donuts. Does it ever stop? They tell me it does…. I can only hope.