You can find benefits to your health with a simpler diet; I’ve been on stage one for about 9 months…and it can take as long as 6-18 months to fully get over candida overgrowth. Going to stage 2 too early can set back your progress and its basically something you should start when you are completely over die-off symptoms and are symptom free. For some people this takes a long time, but if it only took you a few weeks before starting stage 2, then you likely don’t have a severe overgrowth. You might not notice any symptoms when you eat these items, but what you should really pay attention to is how well you are healing and progressing forwards. I don’t eat much starch at all even after a year on the diet and its all about finding the right balance in your diet.