If you’ve been diagnosed with Candida, you don’t necessarily have to listen to what other people say about what you should or shouldn’t eat. I’ve had clients who cut out foods that they considered their best sources of energy and found themselves dragging through the day. The problem is that they were making a decision about their diet based on what someone else was telling them.
If you are feeling lethargic on a Candida diet, I’m going to guess that you’ve probably cut out bread. I would assume that you’ve also cut out other starchy foods like potatoes, rice, and pasta. I can almost guarantee that you have cut out foods that you can tolerate quite well.
It makes sense to be careful with some foods because somethings are certainly going to cause a reaction in your gut. But don’t assume, for example, that all starches are forbidden if you have Candida. For example, consider the potato. Even if potato in one form has given you some stomach grief, it doesn’t mean that you can’t tolerate potatoes that are prepared differently. I find that baking potatoes often changes how a gut reacts to that starch. A baked potato is undoubtedly worth trying.
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If cutting out foods has left you feeling lethargic, I recommend taking a B vitamin pill once a day. I also suggest introducing a little bit of potato, sweet potato, carrot, parsnip, or pumpkin back into your diet.
There’s no reason for your energy to plummet on a Candid cleanse. I will admit bread is not a good food to introduce early on in a Candida cleanse. However, I can guarantee that you’ll be able to tolerate at least one of the starchy vegetables.
Also, consider adding digestive enzymes to your Candida cleanse program. CanXida Restore is a product I developed that contains both digestive enzymes and probiotics, If you are eating a starchy or a carb food and you get a reaction to it, back off, take enzymes with the meal, and try half the portion size next time. That approach should help considerably.