t-bear, have you been on the Candida diet long? I’ve been on it a little over a month now and my cravings for junky foods are completely gone. In the beginning I lamented bitterly over things like scones and nachos, and if I would ever eat them again.
I’ve honestly lost my desire to eat bad foods, this yeast beast has really been a blessing in disguise for me. It’s made me kick my cravings for good by going cold turkey, and in the future I plan to go gluten-free, possibly eliminate grains completely.
But that’s not what you were asking. I’ve seen several people recover from candida, and introduce off-limit foods like fruit and beans and nuts. If they have sweets, they make them themselves using gluten-free flours and using stevia, xylitol, erythritol, fruit, or honey.
If they want things like pizza, again I’ve seen them go for gluten-free flour and healthy, organic ingredients.
This might not be what you want to hear, but I believe in a lifestyle change to keep the candida at bay for good. I think a piece of chocolate or a slice of pizza wouldn’t kill you — but this depends on your situation – your level of tolerance, how bad your candida is, how much you want to remain symptom free, and if you have the willpower to stop just at a few bites.
I have seen quite of few people say that this is the second or third time they are on the candida diet, because afterward they went back to eating whatever and became infected again.