- April 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm #103157
I’m currently in the detox phase and have a question about getting protein as a vegan.
I am taking a break from running during the candida diet, but am usually a marathon runner/
Ironman triathlete, so the no-protein has not been working out for my body : ) Would
organic, raw, non-gmo no-other-ingredients-added hemp protein powder be ok during the
detox phase? The brand I’m using has 14g carbs, 13g fiber, 1g sugars. I know it’s a detox phase,
and I’m not out to get extreme amounts of protein, just enough to keep me going for the rest
of the detox phase : )
Thank you!April 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm #103170
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
yogajedi;41660 wrote: I’m currently in the detox phase and have a question about getting protein as a vegan.
I’m not out to get extreme amounts of protein, just enough to keep me going for the rest
of the detox phase
How long have you been on the detox and how long to you plan on staying on it? No more than seven days is advised on the forum, and that’s probably too long when you’re suffering from a Candida overgrowth. A detox or cleanse isn’t really going to contribute to your ultimate goal.
The hemp seeds you described should be fine for a protein source.
This is a general outline of the forum’s cleanse.
A Simple-Safe Cleanse
AbleApril 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm #103176
Thanks for getting back with me!
I am on day six of the detox. I was initially planning on doing the full seven days that the book recommended, but I’ve been feeling extremely weak (in a mal-nourished way, not a candida die-off way). I think I will go to the “Strict Diet” today.
I hear you and alexalgebra (maybe one other?) are the people to talk to regarding vegetarian/vegan diets with the candida diet. I’m planning on getting my protein mainly from hemp, quinoa and amaranth. Do you have any general recommendations? Do some people add a small amount of beans, even though they’re on the ‘foods to avoid” list?
Thanks also for the cleanse link!
BrettApril 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm #103195
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
I would definitely stay away from quinoa and amaranth!! They are difficult to digest and will feed the candida (some people feel differently about quinoa, but I really would advise against it, at least for awhile…)
I feel like being vegetarian on this diet has been very helpful. I think the folks that have stuck to the strict diet without straying or cheating and eat no (or very little) meat do better than those who eat a lot of meat. It feels impossible at first to get enough protein, but once you get into a routine with the diet, you will figure out how to get what your body needs (which is probably not as much as you think, especially since you shouldn’t be trying to build muscle while your body is healing itself. TAKE IT EASY is a major, major key to speeding up the healing process!!!!!!!)
The first 2-4 weeks are pretty rough because you can’t add in a lot of protein-y foods, plus you’re going through die off and detox and just kind of feeling terrible in general. There’s no way around it really; everyone just has to suffer through the first while. I don’t really know what else to say except good luck, hold on tight, and I swear to all things holy it gets better!!! My diet at first was about 80% veggies and 2 eggs a day on most days. I didn’t do a full-on cleanse because I came to this from another less-strict (and completely unhelpful) candida diet, so I think I cut out buckwheat for about a week before adding it back in, then added in coconut flour, although I still react to that sometimes.
The best foods to keep you full and happy are coconut oil (which is also an antifungal), coconut manna/butter (IT’S SO GOOD), avocado, coconut bread, rutabaga, and turnips, in my opinion. I also used to eat tons and tons of this soup called Bieler broth, which I posted the recipe to in the recipe forum, but finally I got tired of it. I just do a regular, non-blended veggie soup now and eat at least 3 servings of it a day because it’s just easier and easier to change it up (basically chop up veggies, put in pot with water, add herbs and seasonings, cook, eat)
I do the hemp protein in my hot cereal each morning, but I don’t really feel any differently on days where I don’t do it. I also drink homemade kefir and eat Greek yogurt, which I added in later in my diet, maybe a month in.
Sorry for the huge reply!
If you want to read my journal, I have kept one since day 1, plus posted a lot of recipes up at sometimesalexeats.tumblr.com. I still update it every couple of weeks. It’s not always happy, but I made it mostly for myself to be able to chronicle my progress and my feelings, and also for others to see a really honest account of what it’s like to go through this whole process. Some days you really want to give up, but if you just hold on a little longer, there are some ups, then more ups, and I know that eventually we will be healthy again!!
Also, shayfo might have some insight as she stayed vegan throughout a lot of this, aside from eggs from her own chicken.April 21, 2013 at 1:32 am #103210
Thank you very much for the great info!
Yikes! No quinoa or amaranth either?? Hopefully it will only be a temporary thing 🙂
I’m going to try getting used to less protein, or getting it more from veggies, hemp, and some grains. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on this shake mix though
(no sweeteners apart from stevia, no dairy, contains probiotics, etc). The only ingredients I was concerned about being candida-diet-safe were the pea protein, and the macca.
Thanks again!April 21, 2013 at 4:44 am #103222
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
I would just stay away from all of it – those things are still full of chemicals (pea protein is an isolate – read up on how they get isolate proteins :P) and also, there’s fruit in it.
This diet is all about SIMPLE, simple, simple!! Whole foods, cook everything yourself, no hidden or questionable ingredients.
It takes a little getting used to this diet and lifestyle, and it is a lot to swallow at first, but just trust in the process and take it one day at a time. It gets easier because you get used to and come to crave the new foods, as well as because the irritability and overall crappiness that comes with having candida goes away with your other symptoms.
When I started, I committed to doing 30 days, then said I would reevaluate at that time and maybe move up to doing 60 or 90 days…30 days flew by, then 60, then 90, and now 120 and although I get really frustrated sometimes, I know this is what I need to keep doing for now if I want to get healthy.May 5, 2013 at 1:02 am #103977
By the way, you’re right. It has been getting MUCH easier, even without the grains and nuts. Thanks for the encouragement : )
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