- June 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm #106087
FlipperMemberTopics: 33Replies: 79
I’ve been on the strict diet now for well over a year and have been very true to it. I’m feeling better in some ways but dealing with adrenal fatigue now primarily. These past 2 weeks I simply can’t bring myself to eat the same foods I’ve been eating. I’m “cheating” right and left (like mushrooms, vinigar, even wheat and dairy some) and beginning to feel the effects but just now I ate some bread and cream cheese anyway. HELP. Has anyone had this happen? I just can’t STAND to continue on a really restricted diet.June 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm #106089
CheeseyMemberTopics: 37Replies: 245
I’m nearly 6 months in and had a wobble recently. I went out for dinner and ate lavishly. I have never appreciated food so much. It was glorious.
Now, though, I am having difficulty getting back on the diet. I have tasted freedom and it was so sweet. It’s an absolute bummer. In addition to cheating heavily, I’ve also overexerted myself the past few days and now am feeling low again which is so very frustrating because I was starting to feel good again after a long time of being very sick.
I don’t know what has caused me to feel bad – whether it is the food or the overexertion (I have CFS) – but I do know that if I had just kept my momentum and kept in my groove I probably would feel a lot better than I do right now.
It’s a learning curve, I suppose. I feel your pain.June 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm #106090
approximately_meMemberTopics: 28Replies: 186
I find there’s actually quite a bit of room with the food if you’re creative and look for recipes. Invest in a good herb and spice collection. Do curries. Do something new at least every other day. it’ll make you appreciate the food you can eat so much more and the variety will do your body good. If you’re craving foods it might very well be because your body is lacking something. Switching it up, within the accepted diet parameters, will tune you into your body and let you know what your body needs. I also have not found eating red meat now and again to have any determinable consequences.June 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm #106091
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6837
After 2 years…cheating makes its hard but you have to do the diet to feel good.
-rasterJune 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm #106098
FlipperMemberTopics: 33Replies: 79
I know about the eating to help your body feel good part… Not to whine, but I have to cook dinner for a family of 5 every single day. I don’t make them eat my diet and I’m full time self employed leaving not a lot of extra time for special meals for myself too, so I usually grab a quick salad with protein and try to sit down before they are done and gone from the table….. it’s just wearing on me. I used to try and incorporate nice curry dishes etc. but I guess I’m just burnt out at the moment.June 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm #106099
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6837
My wife prepared all of her meals for a month and then froze them…this can save time. She also picked up about 50 cookbooks from a 2nd hand store and this will aid her as well. You can get creative, it just comes down to time…
-rasterJune 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm #106353
MonteParticipantTopics: 9Replies: 21
I feel your pain… I went off the diet after only 2 1/2 months on it partly because I’m too tired and achy to stand, cook and prepare. Plus, my Dr. told me I didn’t have Candida per my blood and stool tests so I didn’t think I had to worry, but I wish I just would have continued. Now that I’ve been off it, I’ve gone nuts with food and have gained 20 lbs in about 3 weeks (sustainable weight, not water retention, etc that you can lose quickly).
I wish I had an answer for you to help you get back on. If you find one, let me know ; )
Good luck to you. You’ve been doing it for a lot longer than me so try hard to rope it back in and keep going!June 17, 2013 at 2:16 am #106362
goingnaturalMemberTopics: 38Replies: 249
Flipper;44607 wrote: I’ve been on the strict diet now for well over a year and have been very true to it. I’m feeling better in some ways but dealing with adrenal fatigue now primarily. These past 2 weeks I simply can’t bring myself to eat the same foods I’ve been eating. I’m “cheating” right and left (like mushrooms, vinigar, even wheat and dairy some) and beginning to feel the effects but just now I ate some bread and cream cheese anyway. HELP. Has anyone had this happen? I just can’t STAND to continue on a really restricted diet.
I feel your frustration and you are not alone. I have relapsed a few times since I began this 3 years ago. It must be difficult staying on a restrictive diet when you are still dealing with issues. I wonder if this is partly fueling the “cheating”? I like functional/integrative medicine doctors who are experienced with issues like candida and adrenal fatigue but also experienced medical doctors. You can search for one here: http://www.functionalmedicine.org/practitioner_search.aspx?id=117
Secondly, I am amazed at your dedication to feeding your family something entirely different than what you eat. That kind of constant temptation would get under my skin! Sounds like you put your needs way at the end of things and either malnourish yourself at times or at least don’t spend much time on fulfilling your palette. Kudos for being so dedicated, but I wonder, can anyone else in the house help out?
Either way, hang in, continue to heal and make sure you get your needs attended to as well!
GNJune 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm #106371
hope4eva77MemberTopics: 67Replies: 548
I completely understand your frustration ! I have to cook for my husband & daughter and then cook separate for myself and its really the most tempting frustrating circumstance i deal with on a daily basis !I commend u for sticking it out this long i have no idea if ill make it that long as it seems all ive had is relapses since starting this 6 months ago .I am now back on the boat and every day is a struggle still . Working and having to cook separate will most certainly burn u out .I was very burned out after a wk or so and got hubby to cook a few times a wk .better than nothing its one thing to have food in the house u cant eat but to have to cook your favorite meals that u cant eat awe man i felt like i wanted to die when i made a lasagna last wk i couldnt stand it !
I mainly eat salads and stirfrys also anything quick ,Brussels sprouts ,rutabaga chicken .
Make enough stir fry or salad to last a few days and put it in fridge .keep onions and peppers chopped so u can grab them in a hurry .do the same with celery and keep hard boiled eggs around to .If u can grill out side see if u can get hubby to grill up alot of chicken for u and store in fridge .I love grilled chicken on a charcoal grill ,my hubby likes to grill often so i give him a pound of chicken to cook while he does the cheese burgs and hotdogs or steaks ,this really helps when i need a quick snack !and u can throw in stir frys and salads .
I know Candida can take a very long time to get over and u say u feel better but fatigue is something u still deal with .Do other symptoms come back when u eat something off the diet ? is the fatigue better on the diet or is it just other symptoms that got better ? Im wondering if u should look at another cause for your fatigue but if other symptoms are coming back also u are still dealing with candida .i feel like after a year u should be able to be less strict without many repercussions .start testing certain foods to see what bothers u specifically and maybe look at your treatment u may want to try something else .
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