In the western world and ever spreading eastward, we are so addicted to sugar, so it’s no wonder yeast infections are prevalent and that our bodies are overgrown with Candida. We’ve turned our bodies into large yeast breeding grounds because of the sugar we eat. Did you know that the average American consumes an estimated 180 pounds of sugar a year?
When starting a Candida albicans Diet some people find out they have to give up sugar and they run for the hills or the pharmacy for more antifungal cream. However, sugar addiction can be broken and when you finally do break it, you have just jumped a major hurdle in curing/preventing not only yeast infections but a whole range of health problems.
I want to stress that I’m a “practice what you preach” type of person and I have given up sugar. Now I only have sugar on occasion and it is no longer part of my everyday life. Boy was it tough at first, but it was so worth it and much easier as time goes on.
I want to stress that a Candida diet doesn’t mean that you can never have anything sweet or sugary again. During the first 2 to 3 months, yes, all refined sugar should be eliminated, but after the Candida overgrowth has been taken care of, you can have a piece of cake or some candy as a treat a couple times a month. No one wants to eat celery sticks at every birthday party and holiday, right?
Therefore, sugar becomes an occasional treat instead of a 1/2 pound a day necessity. Now that I’ve been off sugar for sometime, I find that my sweet tooth has changed a lot. Now I can eat a small piece of cake and feel completely satisfied where as before I thought the larger the better! My sweet tooth gets satisfied with a lot less because many of the old foods I loved now seem sickening sweet.
My purpose for writing this article was to just encourage you as you begin or as you continue your Candida albicans diet. Giving up sugar is tough, but I know you can do it, just as I and many others have. I’m proud to be one that’s no longer eating my 180 pounds of sugar a year.
I would love to hear from you in regards to how much better you feel after you’ve been off sugar. Could you leave a brief comment below? I’m sure it will be very helpful and encouraging to others who are on or wanting to start the Candida diet.