- August 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm #108835
I’m joining the forum to share my story as it evolves, and to hopefully stay on track this time with the support of the vast amount of experiences and advice shared here. I also hope that my story will be of use to someone else transitioning into a new way of being.
My new diet starts as soon as I can work out my budget! Thank you in advance to everyone who offers support.
Here’s some background on my situation for anyone interested:
I had been feeling very ill for some time, due to a combination of poor diet, lack of exercise and possibly mold infestation in my previous residence. More contributing factors may have been dramatically increased alcohol consumption and stress.
My stomach was painfully bloated, and I had to buy too-large pants to try and relieve pressure pains I was having. I hit a point where for an entire week I wasn’t able to go #2 (that’s poo for all you lamen). I was so bloated and in a good amount of pain that was getting worse that week until I vomitted up what looked like digested food (dirreah) and a bunch of weird, white, spikey ball shaped chunks. That was enough to take myself to emerge, where they said I was “pristine” and I should just go home and drink fluids.
(long story sorry). So I went to a Naturopath that put me on a diet: no dairy, grains (except quinoa), sugar, eggs, along with restricting other known Candida triggers from my diet. I accompanied that with 5 session of colon hydrotherapy, Anti fungals and digestive enzymes.
The cravings were hard at first, but I started to see and feel a good improvement. My stomach felt like it was healing, A headache I didn’t realize I had started to go away and I was finding that a new source of energy I wasn’t aware of before was coming back to me and I was feeling stronger every day. By the second week, I was very energetic and people started to notice a big change in me. I honestly think some people thought I might have been using recreational drugs due to how fast my state was changing. I was feeling great and telling everybody about my success.
Unfortunately this was not the only thing I was doing for my health at the time, and I started feeling like maybe the diet wasn’t the only thing making me feel better. At about my third week, I told myself, “a burger wouldn’t hurt”, and that began the downward upward yoyo spiral back to my old diet habits.
I can say now, It’s been a year since then, and I want to get back onto the Candida diet and conquer my symptons this time around!August 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm #109169
I just wanted to post an update. I tried search for a good candida diet plan and I found the Candida diet created by Dr. McComb (website here http://www.candidaplan.com/).
It comes complete with a pre-planned first week, shopping list and supporting activities to do, so I’ll try it and see how I feel.
Right now I’m feeling tired, sore and dehydrated. I’m not sleeping that well, but I have been keeping moderately active for someone that works a desk job.August 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm #109222
Alright well today was supposed to be my day one, but I slipped up with my diet.
I remember the first time around I found it a lot easier to do an elimination diet. For some reason this time I give into cravings as soon as I have them.
It’s 2pm now, and here’s what I ate:
a Vega One with water first this in the morning
coconut water, whey protien another Vega one scoop
Then someone shouted free pizza and without even considering I had two pieces.
I went out after for Soba Beef noodles. I thought the soba was buckwheat so it’d be OK, but after looking it up they have white flour in them…
I feel hopeless. I’m going to hit up the recipes section and see if I can get over my cravings. Why is it so hard this time?
It might have to do with the fact that I’ve been exercising more, which probably means I need more food.. If I don’t eat, all I know is that it makes me really really cranky and unconfortable.
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