I think its safe to say that you gave the candida a feast. While I didn’t cheat for 3-4 months other than dairy/coffee a few times and a few apples…I did still notice that after those events, I was set back. I knew I wasn’t quite there yet so I continued the diet.
When you give it a feast and haven’t fought it off completely, it will come back with a vengeance. Once you are more or less symptom free, I would then start trying and testing out foods; at that point it won’t do nearly as much damage.
The bad foods can stay in your system for days sometimes. The candida can thrive on this the whole time it’s in your body. Just learn from your mistakes and know that some day you will enjoy these foods again potentially. After you feel really good when getting over candida, it is only normal to do/consider something like this; it may be out of your system as soon as a week.