What's a Southern girl raised on fried chicken, mashed potatoes and biscuits to do when she is told that she has developed a condition called candida albicans. Yes, it is as weird as it sounds. Basically my body has once again decided to revolt and my fibromyalgia has caused a yeast overgrowth in my body. Like fibromyalgia, candida albicans can cause fatigue, headaches, and digestive problems. However, unlike fibromyalgia, candida albicans can cause death.
So, I have been been on the candida diet now for a little while. I can sum up the candida diet pretty easily for you. If it tastes good... don't eat it.
What is off my food list....
No vinegar or pickled items. (This includes condiments.)
What I can eat...
Meat (as long as it is not processed)
Lots of Vegetables
Gluten free grains and pastas
Lots of water and green tea
Nuts (but NO peanuts or pistachios)
Low-glycemic fruit – grapefruit, green apples, avocados, tomatoes, grapes, pears, lemons, limes, strawberries, blueberries (only a couple of times a week)
The first couple of days of this diet I cried... a lot. I just wasn't sure I was going to manage this diet. Discipline is NOT my strong suit. Plus it is hard to feel positive when you are so hungry. Fortunately, I asked a couple of people to pray for me that I would stick with it.
My sweet boys and husband have been amazing.
So my next recipes will be my discovery of how to eat on this diet. Craziness!
Welcome to my whole new world!