- June 26, 2013 at 3:31 am #106753
This is a wonderful resource and I’m grateful to all the contributors who put so much time and effort into it. I’ve been recently diagnosed with a fairly heavy yeast overgrowth (via stool analysis) but the nurse in the slightly alternative allopathic clinic I went to for testing didn’t give me much advice for dealing with it, aside from a three-day course of fluconazole that I could and did repeat about a month ago now, and instructions to follow a paleo diet as much as possible. It was only when I experienced what may have been die off symptoms that I thought to research further on my own. (Brain fog is one of my top complaints, I’ll blame that. Other symptoms are rosacea/dermatitis, debilitating fatigue and occasional gastric disregulation.) Since finding the forums last week, I’ve eliminated the last sources of sugar and yeast from my diet and added in some liver support and some antifungals such as Capryl and olive leaf extract. Oh, and I’m not certain how long I’ve been suffering from candida overgrowth, but at least since last fall and possibly for 3 1/2 years, as that is when frustrating, episodic health issues first arose.
My question for this forum is, I’m going on an extended family trip to Europe in a week and I’m anxious about being able to stay on a candida-safe diet while in France.
I’m bringing pre-mixed buckwheat tortilla dry ingredients (per Yogajedi’s recipe) to cook in the apartment and bring on outings, I have individual serving packets of plain almond butter and I’m figuring I can pick up eggs, chicken and vegetables for home cooking.
I’m wondering what others pack for traveling food and what they order in restaurants. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
SueJune 26, 2013 at 8:19 am #106763
goingnaturalMemberTopics: 38Replies: 249
To answer your question:
I personally try to stay away from restaurants (sugar is in everything); when I am on a trip I bring coconut bread, kale chips, homemade granola, functional food powder, veggies, etc,. And then always stay somewhere that I can do shopping + cooking.
My gut thought is to tell you to hold off on the diet until AFTER your trip. First off, this diet isn’t easy, especially when you are away. Additionally, there is a learning curve to this diet, and based upon you having almond butter you are still learning! Soo… go and enjoy your family’s trip. Feel free to read up on the diet, then come back after your vaca with a strong plan!June 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm #106797
I never eat in restaurants anymore either, but will be hard to do this trip, thanks to family dynamics. I may just have to eat before every outing and not order much.
I am loathe to deviate from how I’m eating now because it has made me feel significantly better and I don’t want to experience a crash while I’m on vacation.
I’m curious why almond butter would not be acceptable but almond meal is. Perhaps neither is allowed in the early stages of the strict diet.
Thanks for your reply,
SueJune 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm #106803
msmofishMemberTopics: 18Replies: 96
Almond in any form is not on the strict diet due to possible mold.
It’s really challenging eating in restaurants but can be done if very careful.
Eggs/omelets, broiled or poached fish (no butter), salads w lemon & olive oil, steamed veggies – they are your best options for restaurants. You’ll most likely enjoy the veggies in France more because they are non-GMO.
I bake a super easy buckwheat flour soda bread. Do double check if there’s an oven where you staying because Europeans don’t have/use ovens like we do. I’d be happy to pass on the recipe.
I eat oat bran porridge every morn – 1/4 cup oat bran in 1 cup of boiling water & voila breakfast. It’s cheap & easy & light weight for travel.
Best of luck & Bon Voyage !
MoJuly 1, 2013 at 12:33 am #107040
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
I have done some traveling while on this diet – it’s tough, but not impossible! I would say just forget about restaurants! I know it will be really hard, but don’t even tempt yourself. You never know what things are cooked in, and that is one of the ways I got really sick when I was away from home once – had something with “natural flavors” that triggered a reaction and completely ruined a day of my vacation 🙁
If you have an apartment with a kitchen, you are so golden! You can just cook veggies everyday, and you can also have snacks to take around with you. When I was on tour, I ate a lot of avocados, veggies with yogurt dip (just mix some spices into plain Greek yogurt for easy deliciousness), and granola that I made at home and brought with me. I recommend packing spices from home to save $ and hassle. I basically travel with a mini-spice rack LOL!
If you have access to a blender, you can make soups and carry some with you in a coffee thermos.
Also, I second bringing some oat bran and buckwheat along for easy breakfasts.
It’s a pain but TRUST ME, it is so worth it to enjoy your vacation without feeling like crap!July 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm #107060
Thank you both for the advice. I’m going to pack more foodstuffs then. I’ll make an oatbran/buckwheat mix for breakfasts and I’m considering bringing my immersion blender to make that wonderful green soup that someone posted, Bieler broth, I think it was called.
I’ve been trying to have buckwheat only one meal a day at home, but I guess I’ll give that up for the trip, if it makes portable food easier. (I’m bringing buckwheat pancake thingys and mix for lunches.)
We’re off soon, thank again everyone. I’ll check in when I return.
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