There likely is a variety of factors that have caused you to lose weight. Examples include poor absorption of nutrients, leaky gut, the yeast eating the food before you eat it, the bad bugs utilizing the food, and your body needing the food to heal, etc. In general your body should start to absorb food more as you get better and your body will need less energy to heal itself.
Another thing to keep in mind is that this diet is quite different to whatever diet you had beforehand. Before you likely were eating wheat, potatoes, corn, etc. and these foods contain tons of energy when compared to the candida diet. So the difference in energy between the two diets is something to consider. For instance, your lunch before the diet could’ve been hamburger and fries and a diet soda. To get this amount of energy on the candida diet (eating healthier foods), you need to eat 2 meals pretty much…maybe drink carrot juice, a salad, and chicken and rice plus some teff bread to get the same energy.
My recommendation is to eat more food and/or consider certain digestive aids or other supplements. If you can gain energy from the food you eat, then you’ll feel a lot better.
The simplest way to do this is to chew your food 30+ times per each bite. This is a hard habit to implement if you gobble down your food real fast:
Another way to do this is to take digestive aids that break down the food for you. Digestive enzymes and digestive bitters can do this as well as supplementing with HCL (hydro-chloric acid). If you are deficient in stomach acid, then your stomach is not breaking down the food properly:
Another way to give your digestion a break and allow for better nutrient absorption is to make smoothies or juice your veggies with a blender or something like a nutribullet. If you were to do a juice/smoothie fast for a few days, this likely would greatly benefit your digestive health, giving it a break allowing it to heal.
Also if you supplement with probiotics and prebiotics, this will help your beneficial gut flora grow. When the numbers increase, the surface area of your gut increases, allowing for better absorption. I don’t see a lot of prebiotics in your diet such as teff, buckwheat, onions, artichokes, etc. and these will feed the probiotics in your gut.
Out of all of these, my biggest suggestion is to improve your diet and eat more food. Start making teff bread, try out goat’s milk kefir, start adding buckwheat to your meals (gluten free grain), start eating beans, etc. Aim for 3-4 course meals and make soups and freeze your meals, etc. so you don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
I’d try out brown rice occasionally, like once a week at first and increase as you get better. I would not consume quinoa on the diet and don’t feel that its safe.