I’m going to have to disagree with your statement “If you eat fewer calories then you burn, then there is no reason not to lose weight”. I realize that it goes against Science, and sounds crazy.
I wouldn’t even know that I have candida expect the symptom that brought me here was the inability to lose weight. For the last 2 years I have recorded and weighed every bite that went into my mouth, and worked with nutritionists, dietitians and doctors. The result? I have lost 10 pounds of weight in 2 years. I had a baby 2 years ago and gained 50 pounds, while pregnant. Since then only 10 has come off, and it’s not like I’ve just recently given up sugar and fruit, I haven’t eaten sugar and fruit for over a year.
I realize writing this will open a lot of comments about how this couldn’t possibly be true and I can’t go against science, blah, blah, I’ve heard it from 5 or more doctors before you write it here. (P.S. yes, I’ve had my thyroid checked, it’s slightly low but not low enough) This is one candida symptom that if you haven’t experienced it then you don’t know.
To answer your question about which diet I’m on, I did the strict forum diet for 1.5 months and the cleanse for 6 days. During the cleanse I lost 3.5 #’s Recently I started Erica Whites diet, with a nod to the forums strict diet. I’m doing what I know I can realistically sustain for a year or longer.
Water weight? yes, I’m having water weight problems. I do suspect it plays a role. I’ve only recently been able to get the water retention to budge, after your suggestion of biotin, mixed with a revamp of my multi-vitamin. Maybe I’ll find out that water was my problem and drop 40 lbs. of water? Probably not.
The inability to loose weight is a real candida symptom? right?