If you’re on the Candida diet and finding yourself hungry or losing weight, you’re not alone. It’s common for individuals to feel this way when making dietary adjustments. One reason for this hunger is the removal of carbohydrate-rich foods like breads, cookies, cakes, and other similar items from one’s diet. Such foods have traditionally provided a sense of fullness.
A trend we’ve noticed is that many people then transition to a diet emphasizing meat, eggs, vegetables, and yogurt. However, excessive meat consumption can lead to constipation. This isn’t unique to the Candida diet but can also be seen in other protein-rich diets like the Atkins or Paleo diets. Constipation can exacerbate Candida issues and bring about more health challenges.
So, how do you ensure satiety without compromising your Candida diet? Consider incorporating avocados. They’re rich in healthy fats and fiber, making them both nutritious and filling. If you haven’t developed a taste for them yet, consider making guacamole or mixing them with raw garlic for an antifungal boost. Coconut flour and brown rice are also excellent options. Contrary to some myths, brown rice won’t feed Candida if consumed in moderation and paired with healthy proteins and antifungal spices like garlic and coriander.
Another satiating food is eggs. However, a word of caution: consuming eggs excessively, especially with an unhealthy liver, can lead to increased TMAO levels. High TMAO levels have been linked with heart disease risks. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure liver health, proper bowel function, and avoid excessive alcohol or fried foods.
In our book Candida Crusher, there are even more insights and food suggestions that can help you navigate the Candida diet without feeling constantly hungry or deprived. For a healthy start to the day, you might also consider rolled oats, which can be a filling breakfast alternative.
In conclusion, the Candida diet doesn’t have to be a journey of hunger and weight loss. With the right choices and some experimentation, you can find a balance that keeps you full, healthy, and on track with your Candida recovery.
Disclaimer: Always consult with your healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet or health regimen.