Before You Start Your Candida Cleanse & Candida Diet: A Preparation Checklist

If you are on the verge of starting the Candida diet but don’t know where to start, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Starting any new meal plan can be challenging and a bit intimidating, but the beauty of checklists is that they allow you to have an action plan to set you up for success.

Understanding how to tackle candida through diet is a crucial step in reclaiming your health. Here, we will walk you through the steps you need to take to help you get started.

Now, before we go over the checklist, make sure you talk with a health professional before starting any new diet or changing your meals. A health professional can help you determine if this is the best type of eating plan and make individual adjustments.

Checklist Explanation

  1. Educate yourself. Understand what the Candida diet is—research which foods are allowed and which ones are restricted.
  2. Clean out your pantry. Remove all the foods that are not allowed on the Candida diet from your pantry, fridge, and freezer. This includes sugars, refined carbs, processed foods, and some dairy products.
  3. Make a shopping list. Plan your meals and make a list of the foods you are going to need to buy to follow the Candida diet. Stock up your pantry and include a wide range of fresh vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
  4. Shop for Candida-friendly foods. Head to the grocery store and purchase the items on your shopping list. Focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods such as leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, lean meats, fish, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils.
  5. Meal prep. Set aside some time to prepare meals and snacks in advance. This can help you stick to the Candida diet even when you are busy or on the go.
  6. Invest in Candida-friendly supplements. Consider adding supplements to support your Candida diet. This can include getting probiotics, antifungal herbs, and digestive enzymes.
  7. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to support your body’s detoxification process and overall health.
  8. Get enough sleep. During your sleep, your body recovers. In addition, poor sleep can decrease immune function. Make sure you are getting 7 to 9 hours of high quality sleep.
  9. Monitor your progress. Keep track of your progress by using a journal. A Candida symptom tracker can help you determine if you are on the right path or if you need to make more changes.
  10. Practice self-care. Remember to take care of yourself throughout the process. Get plenty of rest, manage stress levels, and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

You will find all the resources you need to get started on our resource page.