Candida Diet May Cause You To Lose Weight
After treating countless candida patients over the years I discovered that when many adopt a strict anti-candida diet, they invariably loose weight. I often get emails from patients about their weight-loss concerns on the anti-candida diet, and I reassure them – it is nothing to worry about because their weight will stabilize at its ideal weight over time. Most of us are too heavy and eat too much food anyway, and that’s a fact. The ideal percentage of body fat is about 12 to 15 percent for men and roughly 18 – 20 percent for females. Remember, if you do not stay active or exercise as you age you will loose muscle size and this is often replaced by fat.
Losing weight is a struggle for most of us, but NOT for those on the anti-candida diet. This is simple to explain, the key foods that the yeast thrives on are the key foods that allow you to gain weight in the first place – the carbohydrates and sweet foods. And these are often the foods and drinks that many of us are addicted to and find it hard to reduce or eliminate from our diets – bread, alcoholic drinks, candies, cakes, cookies, soda drinks, take-away foods, etc. I’ll bet that when you look at the anti-candida diet you will be thinking: “But those are some of my favorite foods, how am I ever going to avoid them in my diet”. This is a key reason why you have not eliminated candida from your digestive system until now – you probably never tried hard enough or long enough to eliminate them.
I’m not at all suggesting for one moment that all overweight persons have a candida yeast infection (although half probably do to some extent), I am suggesting that many people who are overweight would benefit from my candida diet. The diet is very healthy and you will lose weight if you are overweight, there is no doubt about it. The bonus is that as your weight drops off, your metabolism will begin to normalize and so will your appetite.
Eat small amounts of whole grains daily to avoid weight-loss
Some people who are losing weight too rapidly on the anti-candida diet will benefit in eating small amounts of safe grains like quinoa, brown rice, millet or buckwheat to curb their weight loss. They should aim for ¼ to ½ cup per day initially, and then increase to suit if they don’t aggravate. This will also make their diet more interesting and help to avoid boredom. Many people will want to lose some weight anyway, and for those that weight gain is not necessary (and especially where weight loss is desired) then I’d recommend you follow my dietary recommendations carefully, and these include taking all grains out initially and slowly adding them back into your diet.