Sounds like you've been through a life-time of stress...
Are you getting enough sleep?
How are your stress levels?
The stress hormone Cortisol will kill any attempts to shed fat faster than just about anything.
I now tend to follow the Primal Blueprint as outlined by Mark Sisson of the Mark's Daily Apple website. It's more than just diet -- it's whole body wellness including things like: diet, exercise, sleep, sun exposure, living in alignment with your natural circadian rhythms, etc. Even the diet part is not like other diets because it doesn't focus on calorie deprivation and/or manipulating macronturient content. It's much more focused on NOT consuming foods which are toxic and increasing your consumption of nutrient dense food which will provide your body what it needs to fuel itself and heal.
Off the cuff, just from the blurb you gave, from a Primal Blueprint standpoint I'd say that's exactly what you need to:
-Stop abusing your body in the name "health", weightloss, etc.
-Start eliminating the toxins in what you consume
-Choose foods that allow you body to be fueled and heal
-Speaking of healing, stop heaping stress on yourself, get plenty of sleep, etc. Oh, and by the way, 0.5 lbs fluctuation over a period of one day is NOTHING. When I say stop heaping stress on yourself, this is a prime example -- *More on this below*
And (IMO) the best part of all about Primal Blueprint: NO beans!
Might be worth a look for you. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-b ... z1lj2vTQsF
Here's a good place with links to some basic articles as to what Primal Blueprint is all about. Yes, Mark Sisson has a book called "The Primal Blueprint" and other products he promotes on the website, but he provides a ton of info and articles for free, so don't let that scare you off. It's no worse than the "Discover how to feel SUPERHUMAN in just 30 days!" you are subjected to here.
*Back to the 0.5 lbs thing again* Let me repeat: 0.5 lbs fluctuation over a period of one day is NOTHING. Don't even worry about it. It's more likely that you just hadn't relieved your bowels for the day than "is this bc my body is not used to the carbs?" Even if it was a meaningful change in body weight, that's NOT the same as body FAT. I don't know if you read 4HB or not, or if you are just jumping onto SCD, but there's a section in there which basically says relying on scale weight to judge your progress is foolish because it doesn't take into account body recomposition -- that is you can be adding muscle and losing fat at the same time and just because your scale weight is unchanged (or even goes up a little) doesn't mean your aren't making progress.
-Did you take measurements before starting SCD (as suggested in 4HB)?
-Do you have a way of *accurately* measuring your body fat %-age? If so, did you measure it?
Monitoring your measurements and going by things like how your clothes feel on you and/or utilizing *accurate* body fat %-ages is a MUCH better indicator than scale weight! (Again, this is all in 4HB) And besides, ANY of the measurements after only ONE DAY are *absolutely* meaningless. You mentioned having a baby, so I'm going to make the leap that you are female -- it's pretty well known in most dieting circles (even the Conventional Wisdom ones outside of 4HB and SCD) that body weight can fluctuate with your cycle that has NOTHING to do with how much body fat you have.
Your frequency of taking measuring progress (again ideally using one of the much more reliable ways as outlined in 4HB) should be no more often than on a weekly basis. But, also realize that results won't even begin to be meaningful until you have 4 or 5 weeks worth of data to be able to see "trend" and bear in mind where that data lines up with things like water weight fluctuations and so forth. Stop weighing yourself everyday -- you'll drive yourself crazy. This is sound advice whether you stick with SCD, consider adopting Primal Blueprint, or go in a completely different direction. Oh, and whatever direction you go in -- give it AT LEAST 30 days before assessing progress.