Candida Diet: Giving Up Sugar

Perhaps the hardest aspect of the Candida diet is giving up sugar. My god, sugar is in almost everything at the supermarket these days!

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.

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9 comments on “Candida Diet: Giving Up Sugar
  1. Jenn says:

    I was a sugar addict. I mean, 2 pastries in the morning; 2 brownies for a snack, ice cream and cake before bed, every day for 20 years! I’ve been off it for 3 weeks, eating very healthy…..and I’m very slowly getting better; I have every single symptom on the list. Having extreme die off but I’m starting to feel clearer, happier, not moody; engaging people more. I thought anxiety and depression was normal but that’s disappearing too!

  2. Editor says:

    Keep up the great work Jenn and yes! you really were an addict. :-)

  3. dan says:

    i coundn’t get enough sugary snacks everything had to be sweet to consume, i recently put my self on a candida cleanse and diet, and after 1 week i feel like i drank rocket fuel! and you are right i can walk by sweets and not even think about it, i hope this keeps up.( theres not alot of cost difference in eating healthy, but it does take up more time to prepare)

  4. jeffb says:

    Hi, i had a sweet tooth that would have given willy wonka a run for his money!.I would literally have cream on a cream cake!
    However i am now 4 weeks into my ant-candida diet and its amazing how your palate changes. I am actually getting “my sweetness” cravings fulfilled from the likes of fresh lemon juice in bottled water, and fresh fish, and i am just getting into VCO. I have shed a much needed 17llbs in weight. (you dont have to lose weight on this diet).
    Iam not out of the woods by a long way but the thought of sticking something rammed with sugar down my throat and thinking of my poor body trying to cope with it just puts me right off!.Oh i just
    remembered i have porridge with vco and a sprinkle of cinnamon on in the morning and after a few mouthfuls you have forgotten about the lack of sugar really!
    good luck everyone
    jeff uk

  5. wendy says:

    I’ve been off sugar for over a year now, and I love it–don’t want to go back to my old ways. I used to absolutely crave dessert after dinner…or anytime, really, but now I can walk into a bakery and the cupcakes actually seem rather disgusting to me. It’s hard at first, but once you get over the addiction, it’s actually pretty easy.

  6. sue says:

    I just did the candida diet cold turkey for 3 months. All through the holidays and NO cheating. So I am coming off it for about 3-4 days and my symptoms are right back to where they were in the beginning! Such a bummer! I felt pretty good while on the diet, but just a bit of fruit and whole grains have me back to square one!

  7. Editor says:

    Hi Sue, Did you get a yeast infection or have intestinal issues? It may have been the gluten in the whole grains…

  8. vahid tahmasbi says:

    I understand that sugar is something we should all avoid but should we also avoid thing like rasins, pineapple,dates or honey or just white sugar?

  9. Editor says:

    Hi Vihid, I think you should spend some time reading over this website :-)

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