ashjade wrote: Hi there
I am a newbie at this and also to the Candida diet….today is day six for me too! I have been ok so far, no excruciating stomach pains anymore and my skin has cleaned up almost instantly so that is definitely a good thing! However, today has been so hard and I must admit, I just want to give up as it is so hard. The only thing I enjoy is avocado on buckwheat crackers and my morning vege omelet. I have made an ok brown fried rice but see here that people recommend avoiding brown rice? I would hate to think the 6 days of dedication I have already completed has gone to waste because I ate rice?
Does anyone have any ideas of how to curb the sweet cravings? Or do I just ride it out and trust that it gets better? Does it get better?
Aside from being sad and grumpy that I cannot enjoy a piece of chocolate, or anything nice, today I feel like i have been hit by a bus…no energy AT ALL and very down in the dumps. How long have other people experienced the ‘killing off’ side effects for?
Hi there! I am a chocoholic and it was very hard for me to stay away. I am starting week 3 (Day 21)! Woo hoo. I have not cheated ONCE. I am proud of myself and the sugar cravings are not nearly has bad now that I am further along (the first week was the WORST). To curb my sweet tooth, I do the following:
-1 cup plain greek yogurt – topped with coconut flakes and a little bit of xylitol (some use stevia but I don’t like the way it tastes and I had a reaction to it)
-Make yourself some pumpkin or lemon cookies – yes, you can use brown rice flour or almond meal flour, add pecans, spices, etc and again, xylitol as a sweetner. Got these out of a candida free cookbook and made some changes and they still came out.
-I know this site is VERY strict about no fruit whatsoever. I have twice cut up a green apple, cooked it in coconut oil and added cinnamon and xylitol. Tasty treat. But be careful though. I personally did not have a reaction, as my doc said green apples are ok once in awhile.
Just a few suggestions to help out.