Can Candida cause rapid weight gain? That’s the question. I don’t think it can. It’s not something I’ve really experienced in my clinic people losing or gaining huge amounts of weight very rapidly with Candida. What I have noticed though is people’s lifestyles and diets get altered. So, when they’ve got Candida, Candida will often beg that person. It’ll be calling their name, “Peter, I need more sugar. Julie, I need that Dunkin Donut with that can of Coke that you pour down your throat every morning. I need you to go and get that now.” Often these little bugs will call your name and tell you what they want, and you’re going to do what they tell you to do, okay, usually through some type of command, and their command will be a craving or a desire, and that’s what makes the weight go on.
You can gain weight quickly when you’ve got a yeast infection through that process. But I’ve not really seen it that much, to be honest. Not really, but it can happen for sure. Particularly, if the person’s not aware that they’ve got a yeast problem or a bacterial issue. They’ll often come and seek the help of a healthcare professional and say, “I’ve got X, Y, Z symptom.” Then when we have a good look at the case longitudinally, we see that maybe they had an antibiotic a year ago or two years ago or like happened to me in my twenties, and then they trash their gut. And then, of course, yeast all came back all screaming for sugar, and the person gained weight. But it depends also on your personality. If you’re like me and you’re a very active, busy person, you’re not going to stand around the refrigerator that much. You’re probably not going to gain that much weight.
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If you’re more passive, laid back and easygoing, and you get bored easily, and you need challenges all the time, you may find that you’ll walk to the pantry or refrigerator regularly and that’s how you will gain weight. It’s not just about what you eat. It’s also how you move your body. But yeah, I mean, it is likely. I’ve not really seen it so much, but I’m pretty sure that there’s a high possibility for some people that they could gain weight rapidly with a yeast problem. But again, if that’s the case, make sure you get tested to see if you have Candida, and then just poom go for it and treat those bugs, get rid of it, and watch the weight drop-off.