I’m just worried that this is something which will jail me my entire life, and I won’t be able to enjoy coffee sweatened with cream and sugar, or sushi (rice), or ice cream-etc
I felt the exact same way as you do. However, as time goes by and you learn the diet and you get to add a bit here and a bit there you will find the diet is not so bad. At first it was hard I have to admit. I missed grabbing food on the go and just being able to eat what I wanted.
I didn’t want to give up coffey or tea with honey.
Now I don’t miss it at all. I had a lot of “Poor me” moments. But now after 8 months I feel great.
I now boil 12 eggs at once. I peel them all and put in a container. When I’m going out I throw two in a lunch bag with a pack of ice and I’m good to go. I cut up cucumbers and peppers and put them in a baggie and snack all day on those. Greek yogurt (I hated) became my friend because I could take a small one with me for lunch. However my best friend became kefir. I never knew what it was and now I love it and know it has such healing power. I thought I would miss rice and potatoes..now I really don’t. I eat amazing stir fries. I use araw coconut aminosthat taste just like soy sauce and I love that. I drink coconut milk, I drink hot lemon water like crazy and miss it when I don’t have it in the morning. I love lemon or lime water…never thought I would. It is all a matter of getting use to the diet. I loved my treats. I made homemade cinnamon rolls…kind of famous for them. Make yeast breads weekly for the family. But I don’t touch any of it. We learn to change the way live and our bodies adapt. I also found coconut ice cream..but did not buy it yet…it has 3 grams of sugar I think. So there is hope..we just have to be patient.
My son whipped up blueberries, lime juice and ice for me the other day when it was 100 degrees. It was awesome. I would have never had that before.
You will do fine. It will take time for your brain to adjust. My only setbacks have been under stress when I turned to food to deal with what was going on in my life…then I have had bad reactions.
You mentioned that if you stray from the diet, you notice a reaction quite quickly. This isn’t something I hope to be on my entire life, though I do plan to take my health seriously. My hope is that, once I go through a course of the diet, or whichever diet is best, my levels will balance out and everything after that will simply be maintenance for keeping a healthy diet and healthy levels of probiotics and candida. Is that a reasonable hope?
I can’t answer that. Some folks come here. Stick to the diet and go away…so I’m assuming they are healed. Others like Able900 and Raster have stuck around to give others like me help and advice. If you stick to the diet and do what they suggest I believe the odds are in your favor.
Best of luck. Don’t stray. When I did that is when I paid dearly for it.