Jo*Jo;31325 wrote: As I’ve mentioned before, I’m considering having one christmas dinner. Turkey, some other kind of meat, sausages, bacon, potatoes, gluten free yorkshire puddings, gluten free stuffing..
I’ll be 8 months into the diet, and I’ll be armed with the anti fungals, kefir, probiotics, nox vomica etc..
But I’m interested to know how much damage one meal like this could do. If its a couple of weeks, I can do that. But if its months, I won’t do it. I appreciate it could be hard to say how long, and I’m not after a guarantee, just a rough idea.
Jo, I’m speaking only for myself when I was at eight months into the treatment, and I know what I did and would do again. In that position, I would continue to avoid too much Candida “food” during one day. That’s condensing a lot of food into one big feast for the Candida which is not going to be good for your present situation. You’ve put in a lot of hard work on this, and I would hate to see you go back to suffering from the symptoms again.
I would say that you could eat the turkey, but try to avoid pork and beef as usual. A sweet potato should not cause too much trouble at this point, but I would make it a small amount. I would avoid starch, which is going to change into pure sugar once in your body. I’m afraid I don’t know what your Yorkshire puddings would consist of.
As far as how much damage a meal such as you described would do; no one is going to be able to tell you this for certain. We can only go by our own experience, and as you’ve heard many times before, we are all different. The first time I tried to add a new food to the diet, I experienced a lot of Candida symptoms which I had not been experiencing for many weeks and which lasted for about three weeks before they started lessening. This caused me to become depressed thinking about how hard I had worked on the treatment and diet.
Of course, you might go ahead with the meal as planned and receive zero reactions or change, but unfortunately, this is a gamble we all take when we decide to go off the diet.
Good luck to you.