We do not focus on the restrictions, but rather on the freedom and wellness that this diet enables.
We started SCD when our son was in elementary school, shortly after his Crohn's diagnosis. We adjusted the diet to accommodate his food allergies to tree-nuts, fish and eggs, and over time incorporated some principals from other helpful diets, like paleo AIP and the raw diet. Our son maintained this strict diet throughout middle school and high school, and continues the diet now as a college student. As a mother, I bless diet therapy every single day! It is not easy to practice, but it allowed our son to have normal childhood without IBD symptoms and without medications. As a bonus, it also enhanced life skills like willpower and created a framework for healthy eating habits. We do not focus on the restrictions, but rather on the freedom and wellness that this diet enables.
In gratitude, and in efforts to help others enjoy the benefits of diet therapies for IBD, we now mentor hundreds of IBD families via the support group we started: SCD Families (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCDFamilies/) and via the site Gut Harmony https://www.facebook.com/gutharmony.net/ .
As a last note, we were blessed by having access to the wonderful GI team at Seattle Children's Hospital. It is a privilege to have a GI team with doctors that are at the forefront of medical research and are open minded to new medical approaches.