The diet just puts you in a better position to combat candida; it’s not a solution in itself. Killing candida requires more of a strategy involving anti-fungals, probiotics and other supplements and complete commitment to the diet, as well as solving any issues with stress. This is basically what the protocol provides you with.
It does kind of suck not eating baked goods and sweets and stuff, but haven’t you had your fill? I’m 26 and I think I’ve had enough years of eating irresponsibly and feeling like crap. The diet is extreme and will take a long time, but that’s what I get for not eating junk in moderation and not taking care of myself.
On the plus side, with these lifestyle changes I reduce my chance of developing just about every degenerative disease from diabetes to Alzheimer’s and even cancer. The fact that such diseases are so rife nowadays shows you that the kind of “normal” diet you miss is far from ideal for your health, even if you don’t have candida. Other cultures don’t crave the kind of crap we do or the amount of medical care. The improvements I’m feeling in my body and growing appreciation of real, unprocessed food is adding to my motivation too.
I think there’s a big hurdle at the beginning, but once you get over it, you may actually start to like the diet. Just do your best to see the positive side of things, and remember you can have some of your favourite foods one day, just not now. I’m sure footballers who break their legs want to get back on the field, but they don’t “cheat” a game halfway through recovery – they stick out the healing time and the rehab sessions and get back to full fitness first.