- May 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm #83207
SykriarMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
Hey everyone. I’ve been suffering with candida for years now (in the urinary area, ugh) and only when I experienced the worst attack in my life did I find out about candida overgrowth and the diet to help quell it. I was moderately strict with it, only having sugary foods maybe three or four times a month and very moderately at that. I started loosening up around January because I thought that since I hadn’t had an attack for months, I would be fine eating things I shouldn’t be eating at all. Lots of Teriyaki, thai food, frozen yogurt, etc. My change in diet was also attributed to the fact that my social life changed drastically, so eating out was really my only option.
Basically, last week I had my first attack in months. It was a bit painful, but it didn’t keep me in the house like the ones prior. So, ever since then, I’ve been back on a strict diet… BUT, after reading thecandidadiet.com and looking at the forums did I notice a few things that alarmed me. Let me explain:
This is my normal diet, practically every day:
Breakfast: Three or four eggs, scrambled with minced garlic and spinach.
Snack: Raw almonds from Trader Joe’s.
Lunch: Grilled chicken breast with mixed greens.
Snack: Either raw almonds or pumpkin seeds.
Dinner: Depending on the day, beef patties with black pepper, minced garlic and Himalayan salt or salmon. Fresh greens with this meal as well.
I’m a young adult male and I am constantly hungry. I’m also extremely paranoid about introducing any carbs into my diet (even oat bran, quinoa products and coconut flour) and sugar substitutes (stevia and xylitol, the later I used just about every day for months). Considering that I’ve been reading recipes that include quinoa, coconut, buckwheat, oat bran and many other flours as ingredients, I don’t really know what to think?
I also read around here on the forums that eating meat every day is very unhealthy for candida sufferers and eating eggs as a main protein source is better? It kind of scared me that the way I’ve been eating for almost a year now isn’t healthy for me.
Those are all the questions I have concerning my diet. If I have any more I’ll definitely ask. You all seem very learned on this certain subject. 🙂
P.S. Is unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk and liquid Stevia with natural vanilla flavoring and alcohol in it all right to ingest?May 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm #83209
PositivoMemberTopics: 29Replies: 246
I would cut back on meat and eat organic(veggie fed, hormone free,antibiotic free). Cut out almonds because it could have mold. Oat bran and buckwheat are really important because they feed the good bacteria in your gut, which is way more important then eating almonds. They will also fill you up a lot better then almonds. Eat organic greek yogurt instead of coconut milk. Cooking broccoli, Brussels sprouts and green beans help keep you full as well. Throw some avocados into your greens as well. Make sure you drink kefir whenever your ready for it. I personally think kefir is absolutely necessary to beat this, homemade that is. Good luck.May 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm #83214
micalhassiMemberTopics: 0Replies: 5
POST REMOVEDMay 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm #83220
MMemberTopics: 72Replies: 253
Please stop recommending people to eat fruits on the candida diet. Fruits contain sugar. Sugar will feed the candida. Therefore fruits should be avoided at least until that individual has healed.May 28, 2012 at 6:30 am #83239
tlentz1108MemberTopics: 4Replies: 36
I personally have gotten better by eating a high protein, high fat, and low carb candida diet, have lost weight doing this and have been symptom free for almost 4 weeks. I avoided fruit, gluten, most dairy products (except butter and occasional lactose free plain yogurt), most nuts, beans and sugar(used stevia) and purchased mostly organic foods as much as I could afford. I understand that some may be vegetarians, and may not want to eat meat based on this reason. I don’t understand why meat is supposed to be bad for those with candida, since it has less of a chance to feed Candida. Please explain or provide links that show an explanation of this.
TeresaMay 28, 2012 at 6:47 am #83245
PositivoMemberTopics: 29Replies: 246
Meat produces ammonia, takes a long time to digest and stresses the digestive system. Being symptom free doesn’t mean that candida isnt around. If you want to get your overgrowth under control you have to remove certain foods like beans, nuts and fruits. They feed candida and give it a chance to stick around. You guys can do as you please at the end of the day.May 28, 2012 at 7:18 am #83252
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
micalhassi wrote: Brussels sprouts and green beans help keep you full as well. Throw some avocados into your greens as well. Try to use mostly boiled vegetables with a fresh fruits. Minimize meat, beef, increase water ratio before eating some thing.
With this, do exercise to burn calories. This help to keep body figure under control and you will lose weight easily.
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Mical, please stop telling the members how to lose weight; this is their problem, they need to know how to “avoid” losing weight on our diet, not lose.
Your post is considered spam by the way, which means you can be tossed from the site for this sort of post.
AbleMay 28, 2012 at 7:21 am #83255
tlentz1108MemberTopics: 4Replies: 36
Thank you for your responce, I will research about meat producing ammonia. I’m not trying to upset or debate anyone. I just want to find out why so many think meat is bad for those with Candida. If anyone has some specific links, I would appreciate being able to look them up.
I seem to have a different experience with meat than some others by having an easier time digesting meat for some reason. My diet before I went on the Candida diet was the extreme opposite: low protein, low fat, mostly vegetarian, high carbohydrates and of course “deadly” sugar products. My digestion got better when I started eating more meat, healthy fats, and non-starchy vegetables. Especially cutting out the gluten, sugar and most dairy products helped as well. The only fruit I included in my diet was lemon or limes for flavoring. I did find that occasionally eating black walnuts if you soak them beforehand where beneficial as a anti-parasitic food along with eating pumpkin seeds. I don’t eat beans or legumes at all.
As far as being symptom free not meaning that I still probably have candida overgrowth, that’s always a possibility. But, I am feeling 100% better than I did four months ago and have come a long way. My story is posted under “Lifelong health issues”. I personally believe that most people, including myself, will probably always have to be very cautious in their diets, medications, and supplements for the rest of their lives so that the Candida doesn’t overgrow and cause problems in the future.
TeresaMay 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm #83313
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
The reason we have oat bran, buckwheat, millet, etc on the diet is because these are all prebiotic foods which feed the probiotics in your gut. What you need to get better is prebiotics, probiotics, and foods with FOS in them.
Sounds like you really went off the bandwagon there eh?
I wouldn’t worry about whether or not you have an “attack” after eating foods, I would worry more about the health of your gut and how good you feel in general. If you think you can go back to eating all of those poor quality foods regularly without any drawbacks, you have the wrong idea. It sounds like what you are doing is to see how “bad” you feel after eating these foods, and instead, you should be focusing on how “good” you feel after eating certain foods.
We don’t recommend eating beef on the diet because it can take days to digest it while chicken, turkey, and seafood takes hours to digest. I personally have found that I can digest all meats rather well except for beef and pork; buffalo is a great substitute for beef and you can digest it rather easily.
The coconut milk should be OK, but I personally don’t feel very good after eating it and it makes me have bad stools. I think its slightly bad personally but good for weight gain only.
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