- May 22, 2012 at 11:04 am #82651
Should I just start over? I messed up last week or so by eating candy, drinking Starbucks, etc.
I still feel horrible, although I’m not having any sugar. I’m aching all over and my eyes hurt. I wonder about just starting over.
Originally, I used the Candi-Gone and followed the “cleansing” diet. But I also looked at the recipes section to see what all is out there to keep me from getting bored with eating essentially the same things over and over again. (I can’t wait to make the “kale chips”!)
This is kinda ironic. I do love just about every vegetable out there. But unfortunately, most everything I need to avoid, I also love.
I re-read several things on this site. But there’s a few things that I can’t seem to grasp, most likely because of the brain-fog I’m suffering from, so hopefully somebody can just spell it out for me. Here are some questions:
1. Are the Blue Diamond Natural Almond Nut Thins okay to eat? They are wheat and gluten free, and when I read the ingredients, there is no mention of any type of sugar.
2. I heard about quinoa crackers and wonder if this would be okay to eat? If so, where can I find them?
3. I really love nuts, but do they need to be avoided during the cleansing portion of this? I was buying the fresh almond butter (which is ground right there in the store) and would like to continue getting that. I also bought a lot of different nuts like pumpkin seeds, almonds and pecans, and would like to continue eating them.
2a. How long will the fresh ground almond butter keep?
3. Chicken soup – I searched and searched for chicken broth and every last one of them (even the “organic” and “free range” stuff) had some form of SUGAR in them! Why do they do that? It’s chicken broth – not dessert! Is there any chicken broth out there that’s okay to consume during the cleanse? If not, is there a recipe? I searched the “Recipes” section and could not find anything.
Well, this is long enough. Hope to hear from some experts – thanks for reading!May 22, 2012 at 11:27 am #82653
I replied to your chicken broth woes on the other post under cooking tips, check it out.
1, 2a, 3) I don’t recommend nuts as part of your treatment until you are in stage 2; the reason is because nuts contain mold and can significantly set back your progress. The same goes for seeds. Candida is a fungi and guess what fungi can feed on easily? Other fungi (aka mold). All dried food items contain mold. If you check out the foods list from able (the strict forum diet) this has no nuts or seeds in it.
2) Quinoa is rather high in starch content and I place it in the same category as rice…slightly bad for the diet. You need to remove as many sources for candida to feed as possible and this is one of them. Buckwheat is a good alternative and tastes better in my opinion; buckwheat is only 25% starch. Quinoa is not on able’s food list.
2a) Fresh almond butter last for 1-2 weeks or so before getting a higher mold content; when that happens, you’ll get a reaction to it.
Stages for recovery:
stage 0: cleanse
stage 1: long term strict diet
stage 2: less strict diet and can eat things like rice, fruit, molds more often. Cheating won’t set you back much at all at this stage.
stage 3: regular healthy diet that is not a candida diet or a western diet.
-rasterMay 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm #82665
I tried buckwheat groats and detested them. What other buckwheat products do you recommend? Those groats had a weird texture; reminded me of the gluten-free bread that I’d try every once in a while…weird, nasty texture.
I thought quinoa was incredibly healthy! But I’ll hold off on the quinoa/wild rice/brown rice for a while as I cleanse. I suppose I should hold off on my gluten-free oats, too?
I saw that other post about the chicken broth – thanks so much!
So for now, just concentrate on veggies and leafy greens? Would the apple cider vinegar be okay? I would like to make my homemade salad dressing with EVOO, the apple cider vinegar, chopped fresh garlic and other fresh herbs.
I’m asking this next question only out of curiosity, for the far future…would balsamic vinegar ever be okay for me to eat? I always loved the balsamic vinagrette (can’t spell) and am just curious about that.May 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm #82674
The only candida friendly vinegar product you can have on the diet is raw apple cider vinegar…someday though, you can have basalmic and regular vinegar. I’ve actually had a small serving of kraft dressing throughout my treatment for lunch at work; I don’t recommend using it because it can set back your progress…I healed despite having one bad food item in my diet. Vinegar isn’t that different than alcohol so thats why its not recommended. I used to have a really bad leaky gut reaction that lasted for hours so its definitely not worth having on the diet.
-rasterMay 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm #82675
dvjorgeParticipantTopics: 283Replies: 1368
This one is better than Blue Diamond.
Jorge.May 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm #82682
Just reminding you about the buckwheat. What other buckwheat products can I have?
And thanks for the other tips! I’ve been drinking the almond milk but didn’t try the Silk brand. I’ll try it.May 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm #82687
I’ve only had raw buckwheat (don’t get the roasted kind), buckwheat flour, and cream of buckwheat.
-rasterMay 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm #82696
Well fudgebutter. I’ve been eating quinoa a lot lately. Well, what can I have for breakfast then? I don’t want salads morning, noon and night. I surfed on over to the recipes section – the breakfast section, namely – and it looks like I can have buckwheat pancakes?
I used to buy buckwheat waffles…but I bet they’re not allowed since they probably have sugar in them.
I have a long commute to work and need to eat on the road. Any suggestions on what I could eat and not screw myself over again?
(All this time I was hard-boiling eggs, pre-cooking batches of quinoa a few nights, and combining the two for my breakfasts, chopping up the eggs and mixing the quinoa throughout. And for my drink I’d have my almond milk sweetened with stevia.)
And all along, I was eating LOTS of nuts! LOTS!May 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm #82697
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
Make loaves of bread with coconut flour or buckwheat or combine the two in a loaf.
Just wrap a couple of pieces to take along with you and have them with your eggs.
You can also cook buckwheat the same way you did the quinoa.
AbleMay 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm #82698
Cream of buckwheat, oat bran, eggs, greek yogurt are great for the morning.
-rasterMay 23, 2012 at 8:02 am #82767
Awesome – thanks for the links! Just last night as I was trying to go to sleep, I came up with a great tasty breakfast idea…
Broccoli & cauliflower broken up into little florets, then yellow & red bell peppers & onion chopped up tiny, and mix well with salt, pepper, EVOO and apple cider vinegar. That will make a beautiful & colorful hearty breakfast.
My lunches could be what I had been eating…leafy greens with the salmon (that comes in those single-serve cups), salt, pepper, EVOO and apple cider vinegar. Then dinner can be cooked greens, chicken (I need some kind of meat), and other veggies.
How’s that for a plan?May 23, 2012 at 8:04 am #82768
Oh yeah – I eat the goat yogurt (plain, which I sweeten with stevia). Love that stuff!
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