The Last Steps of the Candida Diet

Last Steps to Candida DietOnce you have gotten through the first five steps, you have gotten through the worst of it. It’s probably taken you a few days and now, you’re ready to move on to the rest of it. You may already be feeling better, but it is very important to remember that the full benefits of this diet will not be experienced until you have incorporated all of the aspects of the diet into your meal plans, AND have done so for a sufficient amount of time. That means that if you are starting to feel better now, you will be feeling many times that when you are done. As you will see below, step #10 is not required fir everyone.

Step #6 Bye Bye Rice…and All of the Cooked Grains

Even if you don’t see or feel yeast, it’s probably still there, it’s just hiding from you. Some people stop at doing the steps of the diet at step 5, and they usually believe that the diet was completely successful. However; it’s not and it will not be, as long as there is any amount of yeast overgrowth anywhere in your body. Many people cannot digest grains, and that is because grains were not one of the “original” foods. Instead, in order to eat grains, they need to go through a series of steps, and any of those steps can reduce the amount of nutrition that the grain provides. You’re better off eliminating rice and other cooked grains for the duration of the diet, and limiting your intake of it after that.

Step #7 Limiting the Good Carbohydrates

Unfortunately, now it is going to be time for you to limit the good carbs as well, but this will not be a permanent change. Instead, think of this as a shock to your system and this is like jumping into the pool the first day of summer. You know it will be good after it’s over, but standing on the side waiting to go in can be intimidating. You’ll want to reduce your carb intake from this point on. Ideally, you’ll be able to keep it under 20 or 30 carbs for the day, total for as long as two weeks.

Step#8 Adding on Foods With Probiotics

Remember when we talked about Probiotics? This is your opportunity to incorporate foods that have probiotics in them now. There are whole sections of the grocery and health food stores that carry foods with probiotics, and they are not limited only to yogurt items. Things like Sauerkraut are excellent here, so you can get creative. Put sauerkraut, olive oil and lemon juice on a fresh salad and you might not even miss the things that you gave up in the name of health.

Step#9 Yum! Antifungal Foods

Antifungal foods, like curry, ginger and garlic are great ways to spice up your diet that might seem a little bland by now. Tofu and broccoli cooked with Oil of Oregano and a little bit of garlic is an affordable and nutritious meal that anyone can cook. If that’s not to your preference, try a few of the different kinds of nuts, fresh greens cooked in the antifungal herbs and something sweetened with Stevia to drink. Lemon juice is also very good for you and works to help your liver detox from the virtual sludge that masquerades as food in many grocery stores.

Step#10 Remove All Nuts and Seeds, But You May Not Have to Do This

This final step may seem a little much, but you need to remember that it is not necessary for everyone. If you really believe that steps 1-9 accomplished your goal, you can consider yourself done. If you would like to wait a few days after completing step #9 to see if the yeast comes back this is a good time to do so. If you do find that it is necessary to try step 10, you do not need to do so for more than seven days. Doing so any longer than that could limit the amount of protein in your diet in an unhealthy way.

The Candida diet is an important step toward becoming healthy. It is a diet, meal plan and significant improvement in your health all wrapped into one momentous event. It is a good idea to remember that although you will be eliminating sugar and other artificial sweeteners, Stevia is still a good option.

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