I was on BBD for 3.5 years.
During that time I lost a lot of weight but it did plateau at a BMI of 19-20, just about ok but on the thin side for me.
I am a big foodie, so I found it extremely tough to stay off a lot of food.
I got ELISA tests done in 2004 and I had antibodies to gluten (I am a coeliac), milk, eggs and a lower reaction to soy and legumes. Basically the ELISA tests pretty much mimicked the BBD diet protocols.
I did very well on BBD, improvement in fatigue, stamina, balance, activity, bladder and pain. Very few infections or sickness, very few relapses.
The downside was that I had some hair-loss and felt nearly permanently hungry.
I came off the diet a year and a half ago to have my son. He was born in Feb this year. I am now feeling really exhausted, I'm getting so many viral and bacterial infections and I've decided to go back on the BBD for a while to assess if it helps me again.
HELP! I need support! I just want to eat milk chocolate and scrambled eggs and butter....sob......but I know they do me no good at all.
Pity party going on here.........