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Diane
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maymichellee wrote: I’m going to try to keep this short.

A month or so ago, I was getting what seemed like back to back yeast infections. I went searching and came across this website. Reading all about it I realized that I had alot of the symptoms, if not all of them. The more I read about it, the more it seemed to make sense. One thing that really stood out was how it makes it hard to lose to weight!

I have tried started this diet I don’t know how many times, but I ended up getting so frustrated with the lack of options I have, that I just say “eff it” and give into my cravings. I get into this whole “Life is too short” mindset… and then I pay for it the next day.

So, any advice – esp. about the beginning! would be helpful. How do you stick to it? What do you eat? How do you know when you’re ready to move to the next stage? etc

Thank you!

maymichellee wrote: I’m going to try to keep this short.

A month or so ago, I was getting what seemed like back to back yeast infections. I went searching and came across this website. Reading all about it I realized that I had alot of the symptoms, if not all of them. The more I read about it, the more it seemed to make sense. One thing that really stood out was how it makes it hard to lose to weight!

I have tried started this diet I don’t know how many times, but I ended up getting so frustrated with the lack of options I have, that I just say “eff it” and give into my cravings. I get into this whole “Life is too short” mindset… and then I pay for it the next day.

So, any advice – esp. about the beginning! would be helpful. How do you stick to it? What do you eat? How do you know when you’re ready to move to the next stage? etc

Thank you!

Dear maymichellee,

Let me start by saying that I can fully appreciate how frustrating this must be for you. I know its hard and that it takes alot of determination and will power to follow this diet. I am also a newbie to this form and I only started the diet about 2 weeks ago. I will tell you what I did so that perhaps you might feel encouraged.

First of all my ultimate goal is to get well again, I have been sick for so long that I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. So that is my drive. My alarm bells started ringing loudly when I saw the state of my tongue, completely covered in thrush, that including a myriad of symptoms. (if you read post, titled thank you able you will find lots of valuable information).

So i started my diet with a 7 day fast and i followed the diet to a T that is I took the psyllium husk powder as well as the bentonite and the liver flush in the evening. After 7 days, I started to feel better + I lost weight which was not intended. During this time the candida would have already started to die off because I starved It from sugar, caffeine, stuff that feeds candida and causes it to increase and multiply.

Then i went to stage 1 of the diet making sure that I do not eat anything that might have sugar in it, i.e absolutely no fruits, no fizzy drinks, no alcohol, no bread that has yeast, no pasta, no grains, no apple pies or anything similar. Also no complex carb vegetables e.g potatoes and carrots because during digestion they turn into sugar. We dont want to feed the candida do we? Check list of foods to eat on this site, you will get a very good idea. I am sure you are saying to yourself, na ffit I cannot do this, however dont panic, there are several items that you can eat and quite delicious to. I must admit that during the cleanse i got extremely hungry so I ate almonds which are an antifungal, as well organic goat yogurt because it is a probiotic. I ate them once a day, its a question of trial and error, you try and see how your body reacts. I am still in the experimental stage of stage 1, pretty much trying out a bit of this and a bit of this.
You can bake your own bread with coconut flour, by the way coconut oil is also an antifungal. There is a recipe with the coconut bread posted by Able900 its very good and easy to do. One recommendation, during the cleanse make sure to either drink distilled or filtered water to avoid drinking any unnecessary chemicals. Plus try to buy organic food and meats, remember that everything non organic is full of chemicals, pesticides, hormones and alot of bad stuff. Please also stay away from the diaries milk, cheese etc. I say again dont panic this is stage 1 of the diet in stage 2 you can start to reintroduce foods again. On this site it says that you can stay on stage 1 of the diet for about 3 weeks if I’m not mistaken, however it is safer to stay on stage 1 until you have no symptoms whatsoever and to keep to the diet for a month longer then move to stage 2. This is just to make sure you eliminate any possibility of a relapse.
Another word of caution, antifungals are good because they cause die off, however you want to go slow on die off because it causes very unpleasant things in your body, you can feel sicker than you do with candida. Once again there is a list on this site with anticandida foods. Take a look. Also please do read posts titled thank you Able, its full of information. Also another post by me, cant remember the title but it ends something like only 1 reply something like that anyway.

One last thing, ask yourself, how badly do you want to get well? How badly do you want to stop having back to back yeast infections? Are you tired of being unwell? How long will you keep giving in to your cravings, which after all is your candida being fed, only to pay for it the next day? The way I see it is I want to get well and I will not pay the price of feeling sick by giving in to my cravings. Indeed life is short and i would much rather die later than sooner!