I am doing this right now on the Doug Kauffman Phase 1 diet. Idea is to starve the yeast completely. No carbs or sugar. Just protien and veggies. It's been fine, breakfast is my hardest meal. I want my cereal!! or waffles!! and coffee!! But I can't have it now. Instead I had yogurt, rasberrys and flax seeds, with the Pau'D Arco tea.
I'm on day 5 and really have seen amazing results. This diet is working for me. After 2 weeks, I can bring in some grains, and legumes.
While certain foods will more efficiently fuel the growth/conversion of fungal candida, when faced with no food source, the candida will go systemic. A good analogy would be if someone took all of the food out of your house, what would you do? Go shopping. This is what fungal candida does also.
As long as you take the Candida Force and Detox Essentials and follow the Plan as written, fruit doesn't change the effectiveness of the Plan. Fruit has natural enzymes built into, as well as being a good source of vitamins and minerals.
hrmm i dont think all carbs have sugar but simple ones convert into sugar easily and feeds yeast. whole grains and low glycemic foods still break down into sugar but very slowly and feeds less yeast. i dunno most candida diets stress low or no carbs at all and meat and non starchy veggies.
Here's a basic definition from Wikipedia of carbohydrates being composed of sugars as the base units -
Carbohydrates or saccharides are the most abundant of the four major classes of biomolecules. They fill numerous roles in living things, such as the storage and transport of energy (e.g., starch, glycogen) and structural components (e.g., cellulose in plants and chitin in arthropods). In addition, carbohydrates and their derivatives play major roles in the working process of the immune system, fertilization, pathogenesis, blood clotting, and development.
Carbohydrates are simple organic compounds that are aldehydes or ketones with many hydroxyl groups added, usually one on each carbon atom that is not part of the aldehyde or ketone functional group. The basic carbohydrate units are called monosaccharides; examples are glucose, galactose, and fructose.