The spit test does not mean you are ill with candida overgrowth:
White tongue is a much better indication that you have it as well as sugary food cravings.
Are you planning on drinking alcohol? Might as well not do the diet until after new year’s, because this will basically just undo all of the work you did…it all depends on what you drink of course as well. You need your liver to be in tip top shape and drinking alcohol is detrimental to its health.