dave;35456 wrote: I want to resurrect this post because I am truly wondering how this might affect us. I have been on the diet for about 3 weeks now and all the crap about eliminating sugar and the cravings will go away in a few days to a week is just that, crap. I have been feeling extremely depressed and since I hav eno energy to even shower myself most days I dont get serotonin from exercise, I dont get it from my food, or any other source. My question is about the follwning recepie and if it would be that bad for us:
unsweetened organic cacao powder
This is then mixed together in liquid form and frozen in cubes. My wife suprised me with this today and said it was from the candida diet and I trusted her since she makes most of the food because I am too weak to. I loved it despite it slight bitterness and figured it had to be too good to be true. I found this post and want to know what a little bit of unsweetened cacao would hurt? Thanks for any and all advice.
Personally in retrospect I think the first month should be a gradual process whereby you allow yourself one grade 2 cheat every other day, twice a week or whatever, like pork (Bacon&eggs for me!) or beef (Steak!). These will most likely irritate your gut but won’t set you back anywhere near as much as caffeine, heavy amounts of starch, sugar or yeast would.
Essentially what Im trying to say is go easy on yourself at the start and allow yourself to progressively get more strict the easier it becomes for you. I found the intense sugar cravings or the need to wolf down a pizza very enticing and obviously at times found it difficult to overcome these thoughts, dont worry though, once you have eliminated sugar the sugar cravings will go after 5 days. I would say after about 3-4 weeks (when your ready..), finally start to eliminate sugar completely, after a week or so of eliminating it you should start to notice a difference. Good Luck Buddy!
Grade 1 cheating for me is eating a chocolate bar, pizza etc
Grade 2 is Pork, Beef, Nuts, Xylitol