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    lbild
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    Hey everyone, I’m currently trying to bulk so I eat 5-6 meals a day. I’ve been on the candida diet for a while and I’ve been following it strictly; e.g. no sugar, no vinegar, no yeast, etc. However, even with my current diet, I’m not sure why I still keep getting a bit foggy/candida symptoms immediately after eating some meals. I’m vegetarian, and here’s a typical list of the meals that I have per day:

    Meal 1: Shake #1 with ½ cup oat bran (gluten-free), 1 cup sugarless almond milk, 3 TBSP sugarless almond butter, 25g of flavorless all natural whey protein [500 calories, 50g protein]

    Meal 2: Quinoa spaghetti & sauce [800 calories, 20-30g of protein)

    Meal 3: Chipotle burrito: Wheat tortilla, brown rice, black beans, mild/medium sauce, guac, lettuce [700 calories, 20g protein);

    Meal 4: Shake #2 with ½ cup oat bran (gluten-free), 1 cup sugarless almond milk, 3 TBSP sugarless almond butter, 25g of flavorless all natural whey protein [500 calories, 50g protein]

    Meal 5: Some sort of legumes or vegetables [e.g. chickpeas, pigeon peas, cauliflower] with brown rice (500 calories, 15-20g protein)

    Again, I’ve ensured that everything is yeast/sugar/vinegar-free, among other things as well (I’ve even contacted Chipotle to verify). Overall, my diet is mostly gluten-free, except for some wheat here and there (even though my naturopath hasn’t restricted me on wheat, I limit myself anyways). Yet, when I eat this much, I still seem to get brain fog symptoms among other candida symptoms. Anyone have any idea what I’m doing wrong? Thank you so much for your time!

    #102301

    raster
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    I would examine the foods you eat as the cause. A lot of the foods you are eating we do not recommend on the strict forum diet. I’ve tried out these items throughout the 1.5 years I’ve been on the candida diet and almost everything you are listing should not be consumed in high amounts or daily.

    Wheat is very problematic and its basically like opening the window when you have a a house fire; this feeds candida greatly.

    Quinoa is a grain and is high in starch; it is sort of high in the glycemic index.
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/10352/2
    I had leaky gut very badly and was highly allergic to quinoa after consuming it a few days in a row.

    Rice is also problematic and is high in starch, contains sugar, and is inflammatory, and is higher in the glycemic index than quinoa:
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5710/2

    You need to limit the amount of starch you eat daily and this is why items like carrots, corn, and potatoes should not be eaten on the diet. I have not added these items in regularly after 1.5 years on the diet like I said; if you eat these items I recommend eating them about once a week. Black, red rice, and wild rice a better alternatives to brown rice because they contain greater nutritional properties. Buckwheat is a good replacement; it only contains 25% starch, is a prebiotic that feeds beneficial bacteria in the gut, and it has similar taste and texture.

    Almond milk is also problematic, especially when consumed in high quantites. Almonds contain molds and unless you roast them and soak them, they can significantly set back your progress from my experience. We do not recommend almond milk on the diet.

    If you get candida symptoms after eating meals this means you are allergic to what you are eating and that you are feeding the beast. You need to test out each and every item separately to determine which items are problematic. Just because these items are listed as “safe” on some candida diet you have seen doesn’t mean that most people view these items as “safe” and that you can consume them all you want.

    If you are working out and lifting weights this is not recommended because you need to heal your body and not build muscle mass. Working out drains your adrenals and we do not recommend until you feel better.

    Also if you are not eating organic this can significantly set back your progress.

    I don’t think anyone could get better eating this diet.

    -raster

    #103400

    Bode
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    raster;40804 wrote: If you get candida symptoms after eating meals this means you are allergic to what you are eating and that you are feeding the beast. You need to test out each and every item separately to determine which items are problematic. Just because these items are listed as “safe” on some candida diet you have seen doesn’t mean that most people view these items as “safe” and that you can consume them all you want.

    If you are working out and lifting weights this is not recommended because you need to heal your body and not build muscle mass. Working out drains your adrenals and we do not recommend until you feel better.

    Also if you are not eating organic this can significantly set back your progress.

    I don’t think anyone could get better eating this diet.

    -raster

    This is probably the best advice I have heard in regard to training and candida. I have been bulking (total sugar abuse)off and on for the last 20 years with bodybuilding and this has caused a huge tax on me psychologically and physiologically.
    Cheers Raster

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    raster
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    Right on Bode; I am not saying don’t stop working out permanently…but if you give your body a break and rebuild, you will be way stronger than before ifrom my experience.

    -raster

    #103415

    Swanna
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    raster;40804 wrote:
    If you get candida symptoms after eating meals this means you are allergic to what you are eating and that you are feeding the beast. You need to test out each and every item separately to determine which items are problematic. Just because these items are listed as “safe” on some candida diet you have seen doesn’t mean that most people view these items as “safe” and that you can consume them all you want.

    Hello and thank you for your post. I am new to the forum (my first post!) and have been on the candida diet for almost a month now. I have two questions regarding your post;

    1, how do I know if I am experiencing Die-off or if I am allergic to some of the Foods that I am eating?

    2, Concidering die-off, would it not be better for people to ease in to the candida diet rather than starting with the cleanse? It would make sense both for not getting as much die-off as well as getting some time to adjust and learn about the diets. What are your thoughts on this?

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