This is a question that many people suffering with Candida overgrowth ask. If you’ve spent any time researching a Candida Diet then you have no doubt found information that often adds to the confusion of how strict a Candida Diet needs to be.
When you look at a Candida diet with some logic and common sense, you will find that the process to eliminate Candida overgrowth isn’t as scary or confusing as some would have you believe. One thing that is important to keep in mind is that Candida diet recommendations are general guidelines to follow, in that everyone is different and some people may have success still eating certain foods while other people wont have relief unless their diets are extremely strict.
The Start of a Candida Diet
It is generally accepted that the first month to two months of a Candida diet should be pretty strict. This means that along with sugary and white flour foods, starches and sugary fruits should also be eliminated. Your diet should be full of low starch vegetables and organic meats or plant proteins. Also prebiotic foods and probiotics (except those that contain vinegar) should also make up a good portion of the diet.
Candida Diet Maintenance
At this stage of the Candida diet people are usually feeling pretty good. They’ve been trough the die off symptoms, their immune systems are in good health and the candidiasis symptoms are generally gone. At this stage it’s important to find a balance and a diet that can become a lifestyle. Quite frankly people who try to adhere to the strict Candida diet in stage one often fail because that type of diet is just too unrealistic to maintain for the long term.
This is when the dieter can begin introducing back in the “gray area” foods such as high sugar fruits and vegetables along with starchy vegetables. It’s wise to gradually add these foods and be very aware of how your body is reacting. If candidiasis symptoms begin to return eliminate the food(s) that caused this. Also foods in the “gray area” should always be consumed in moderation.
If the dieter can establish a Candida diet that is doable for the long term then success is likely to continue for the long term.
Our mini reviews of 9 Candida albicans diet programs to find the one that’s right for you and will guide you through the various stages of the candida diet. It’s important to find one that can become a healthy eating lifestyle and not just a fad.
What Works For Some….
Despite what some people would want you to believe a Candida diet isn’t an exact science and what works for some doesn’t work for others. However, people who experience long term success have discovered what type of diet works best for them and it’s usually one that after the initial strict phase has long term, realistic food choices that fit in with their lifestyle and body chemistry.
A Candida diet doesn’t have to be bland and boring, but can be full of healthy foods you’ll love.