Can You Ever Return To A ‘Normal’ Diet?

Getting back to a regular diet

This is one of most common questions we get from Candida dieters. Often they find it a struggle to make the strict dietary changes that the plan requires, and its hard to imagine sticking to the diet for the long term.

Many Candida sufferers quit the diet after a few days or weeks when they experience the symptoms of Candida Die-Off. Sadly, this is just when the diet is actually starting to work, but often they don’t realize and they go back to their old comfort food.

So when does the diet finish?

The simple answer is that you will probably always need to eat a much healthier, low sugar diet than you did before. Candida overgrowth is a problem that can keep coming back, especially in those that have already show a propensity for it.

In the long term you will need to avoid:

  • Eating large amounts of junk food again
  • Eating large amounts of sugar (even in fruit)
  • Taking antibiotics unless absolutely necessary (antibiotics are one of the main triggers for Candida overgrowth)

There are certain foods that you can reintroduce once you’ve finished the strict anti-Candida diet (see our Foods to Reintroduce page). However you will need to follow the above rules consistently and for a long time. Candida is a fast-growing, opportunistic fungus that will take advantage of any opportunity that you give it.

Coping with Die-Off

One of the most common things we hear is people saying they’ve had a Candida overgrowth for 5 or even 10 years, and they’ve tried the Candida diet several times but it didn’t work. Many of these people quit the diet early because of Candida Die-Off. So if you can reduce the symptoms of Die-Off, your chances of completing the diet and moving back to a more normal routine are greatly increased.

Here are a few ways to mitigate the symptoms of Candida Die-Off:

If you reduce the symptoms of Die-Off, you will find it easier to stick to the diet and beat your Candida overgrowth for good.

For a detailed step-by-step timeline to use in your Candida treatment, check out my Ultimate Candida Diet treatment plan.

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