I started off doing phase 3, then phase 2, then phase 1…and lets just put it this way, if you start at a different phase of the diet first, then it just won’t work.
At one point I was eating brown rice with every dinner meal and it only prolonged my treatment. I also ate sunflower seeds unsoaked every day as well. These significantly set me back for months and I wasn’t getting better.
I am currently on phase 2 and been on the diet for over 7 months, and I only recommend going to this phase and its items if you feel really strong and have basically no food allergies. Even so, I feel that my progress has more or less leveled out since I started this phase. If you want the most progress while on the diet, getting as strict as possible is your best bet.
Check out the allowed foods list if you haven’t seen it; it is must more strict than the website. As you can see brown rice is not listed; this should be saved for phase 2. It contains a lot of starch and small amounts of sugar which will feed the candida slightly. If you want to eat rice, I recommend checking out black, wild, or red rice which have much more nutritional value than brown or white rice.