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Diet alone won't work
Diet alone won't work
Diet alone won't work
What we all need is a diet that is DO-ABLE. It must include some
of the foods we love, or we won't be able to stick to it. One of the
reasons I was willing to try this program was because at the time I was
making homemade bread and I refused to give it up. But when the
doctor said "you can have bread, but it must be well toasted." Hmmm.
I don't actually like toast, and I hate it well toasted, but knowing that
if I absolutely had to have a piece, I could. And that made this do-able.
Desserts were my addiction. Like many of you, I love chocolate,
and I love desserts. I spent days and days looking through cookbooks
for ideas on how to make desserts that would be allowed. In the beginning,
I was frustrated and angry that I couldn't have cakes and cookies and
puddings, and things I loved. But after a while, I got creative. I
learned about stevia, a natural non-toxic sweetener that is allowed on the
program. I experimented with it. I started making sugarless cookies using
whole wheat flour and oatmeal (which are tolerated in small amounts and
only if eaten hot/cooked), I made sugarless puddings, custards with soy or
rice milk, jello dishes, lemon things. I don't like dairy products, I
don't even like lemon. But I really wanted something sweet after dinner.
I knew chocolate was not allowed because of the caffeine, so I
experimented with carob ... not the same, but it was satisfying to be able
to have some semblance of dessert after my meals.
It was hard. It was frustrating. It's like any addiction. You have to
get through DAY 1. Then day 2 comes and goes, and next thing you
know, it's starting to get easier. It's an uphill battle to beat an
addiction or a habit. But it's just like alcoholism or smoking ...
you start with an hour, then a day, then a week.
Note: Try to stick to 50 grams of carbs per day. If you are
going to eat foods that are 'best avoided' like corn chips, make sure you have
not consumed the total daily allowance of carbs. Remember that carbs
convert to sugar, sugar feeds yeast. This is a high protein, low-carb, no-sugar,
no-caffeine program. And when I say corn chips, I'm referring to
organic blue or white corn chips that contain nothing but organic corn and sea
PLEASE understand that this is not a one-size-fits-all diet. Not everyone
can have all foods on this list. First find out if you have
allergies/intolerances, because the candida will stay alive & well if you eat
foods you are not digesting well. If you have a very bad case of candida,
then you want to be as strict as you can on this program. When in doubt,
don't eat it!!!!
Foods that are allowed:
Vegetables: asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, parsley, avocado, brussel sprouts, celery, green pepper, peas, tomatoes, green beans, yellow beans, cabbage corn, okra, potatoes, beets, carrots, cucumber, onion, radishes, greens: beet, collard, kale, lettuce, mustard, spinach & turnip,
Meats: beef, duck, eggs, quail, chicken, fish, oyster, rabbit, clam, tuna, turkey, crab, shrimp, goose, pheasant, lobster, cornish hen, lamb, pork, veal
Dairy: best avoided. Dairy products contain LACTOSE which feeds
Butter is ok, cream or milk in your coffee/tea is ok, cheeses must be well heated and eaten hot (i.e. lasagne) * * * Listen...
don't ABUSE dairy just because it's on the list. Don't drink milk by the
glassful... this just means you can have cream in your coffee, or you can bake
with it, or enjoy a sugarfree custard once in a while. But PLEASE do not
write to me about dairy! I HATE the stuff and I DO NOT EAT IT. I am
lactose intolerant and I am NOT promoting it!!!!! Yogurt? See Forbidden List, below.
Yogurt has acidophilus in it, true, but it has LACTOSE in it which feeds the
Beverages: water, club soda, herb teas, tomato juice (in
moderation), decaf coffee, V8 (in moderation in small quantities), diet pop with no fruit juice or caffeine,
milk/cream to cook or bake with, have in coffee or tea - but not to drink by
glassful (contains lactose)
Nuts, seeds, oils: almonds, pecans, walnuts, butter, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, oils (almond, avocado, corn, linseed, olive, sesame, safflower, sunflower, canola, soy), cashews
(I ate cashews without any problems, I've since heard they should be avoided), sesame seeds., filberts, sunflower seeds.
Whole grains; must be eaten hot: best avoided, as they are high
in carbs - go for brown rice, barley, buckwheat, wheat, rye, oats, millet,
Misc**: NutriSweet*, Equal*, NutriSweet Jello, sugarless rice cakes, sesame rice crackers,
original triscuits (should be nuked first),
* Artificial sweeteners are allowed on the program but you may object to using them if you read about the dangers.
If cooked and eaten hot: leftovers, mushrooms, vinegar-containing foods, cheese well melted, bread well toasted
- I get lots of email about this ... I didn't write the program, I just followed
it, please don't email me about this. I AVOIDED THESE FOODS because to me it's
not worth wondering if you've heated them enough to make them safe.
** About Stevia - there is a product called Sweetvia... it is the pure extract so there are no undesirable additives such as maltodextrin that dilute the taste, quality, and health characteristics of the product. You can read about it and order it at
I have not tried this product. I can buy pure concentrated powder at my
local health food store, and that's what my
recipes are based on.
Pure concentrated powder sells for about $17 for 1/4 cup. It's VERY expensive if
you get the good stuff. Anything that is inexpensive usually contains
additives and even sweeteners, which defeats the purpose! Read labels!!!
The cheaper stuff usually has a horrible after-taste too ... so try different
brands to see if there is one you like. I like the brand by New Roots in
Anything sweet (sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, sorbitol, Splenda), alcoholic beverages, buttermilk, cheeses, coffee & tea, cold cereal (read label), cottage cheese, crackers, dried & candied fruits, flour enriched with vitamins from yeast, fruit & fruit juices (except lemon or lime juice; only 1 gm per tablespoon), leftovers, malt products, mushrooms, packaged & processed foods, peanuts, pistachios, pretzels, processed & smoked meats, sorbitol, sprouts, sweet potatoes & yams, vinegar-containing foods (catsup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressings, pickles), vitamins/minerals from yeast source (read label), yeast, yeast breads & pastries.
And yogurt. Say whaaat??? There are some yogurts that
promote acidophilus ... but yogurt is a DAIRY product and it has LACTOSE in it.
You do need acidophilus on this program, 2 three times a day would be great. But
DO NOT look to getting it from yogurt. There are naturally occurring
SUGARS in yogurt that are feeding the candida. Maybe a couple of
tablespoons per day - maybe as a dip or a sauce of some kind - but DO NOT be
disillusioned about the benefits of yogurt. Buy your acidophilus at the
health food store in pill form, and skip the yogurt. HONEST.
Click here for Typical Day's Diet, Caesar salad tricks, etc.
If you honestly think there is NOTHING TO EAT on this diet, then you had better visit my
Many of you ask about snacks. I'm not a snacker. But I've created
this page for you.