- May 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm #63183
Could anyone comment on whether they think candida affects weight?I seem to have put on weight quickly around my abdomen, along with other ‘illness’ symptoms. The results of the test indicate that candida ‘may’ be the problem. So I just wondered if people could comment on possible weight loss, if any , after following the candida diet /May 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm #63186
helmaxMemberTopics: 1Replies: 20
That’s possible I suppose, perhaps someone who has experienced weight loss will post a comment eventually. Personally, I lost around 35 pounds in about four months when I went on the strict Candida diet. I tried eating more food eventually as I began to feel better, and finally leveled off, but I’ve still not gained any of the weight back.
Are you sticking strictly to the diet?
Good luck, MaxMay 17, 2011 at 4:12 am #63192
MorabMemberTopics: 1Replies: 8
Yes, candida affects weight, especially around the waist and stomach. It also leads to bloating, and bizarre questions of “so, how far along are you?”. The coconut oil helps – don’t know if you’re taking that on your programme – i started at 1 teaspoon three times a day, and am now at 2 tablespoons. I put it into my food, take it as is, and toss it into my steamed veggies. Hope this helpsMay 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm #63198
Thanks for your replies. I have started on Stage1 of the diet, on the advice of a homeopath. I already feel better, the headaches have gone, , athlete’s foot has calmed down, despite having a few ‘slip ups’. I notice a severe reaction when I do this, for example , a bad headache after a cup of coffee. I probably haven’t been that strict, to be honest, and need to work on this…….May 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm #63199
Am interested in the coconut oil- what does it do ??? I’m surprised that you mention it – its not usually recommended in diets, is it?May 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm #63202
HopeMemberTopics: 22Replies: 187
The coconut oil is on this diet as one of the natural antifungal options. I’m using it right now to cure some mild thrush (had to have another stinkin antibiotic last week) and it’s almost cleared up. That said – a good friend of mine is on a chiro-prescribed AC diet, and she can’t have any coconut at all. Weird how these diets will vary. I’ve used “extra virgin coconut oil” allthrough the diet so far, though, and feel like it’s really helped w/ skin rashes and thrush.
On the weight – yes, weight gain (especially if not related to changes in diet and especially around the middle) can be associated w/ candida overgrowth. I’d be really surprised if you didn’t lose some weight on this diet. It’s similar to the South Beach Diet in a lot of ways, and all those extra veggies really give you a lot of fiber. I’m pregnant and having a little trouble gaining weight on this diet(believe me, this has *never* been the case w/ previous pregnancies! i usually gain a lot!). I’m eating such wholesome, nutritious food, though, my OBGYN isn’t concerned. And my baby’s weight & development look great.May 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm #63204
veg2MemberTopics: 0Replies: 27
I think someone posted this website in response to a different question, but this website taught me a lot about all of the amazing properties of coconut oil beyond just helping with candida, http://www.miracle-of-coconut-oil.com/
I’ve been using it a lot now to cook with, as well as coconut milk and coconut flour.May 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm #63245
Thanks very much for the link, am going to try this out. Do you know of any recipe links, or simple ideas on how to use it ?May 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm #63248
veg2MemberTopics: 0Replies: 27
Sure, I use it in place of other cooking oil to cook veggies, omelets. Also I use coconut milk, baking cocoa, and truvia/xylitol to make “hot chocolate”.
Also, Almond Butter Cookies: 1/2cup butter, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 6oz almond butter, 1 cup xylitol, 1/4 cup truvia, 1 egg. 2 cups coconut flour, 1 tsp baking soda. I modified this a bit, I think I added an egg and a little water, since they’re a little dry. I also googled and made some coconut macaroons but wasn’t thrilled with them. It’s nice to have a treat on hand with such a strict diet!May 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm #63256
Thanks for the recipe- sounds good!!I’m in the habit of having something sweet after a meal, so they might do the trick !!
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