well i have cheated on the candida diet for the past 4 days. partly becuase i want to see how far ive gone into curing my candida, and partly because i just wanted to eat something different and try and be normal and see how i feel after 5 months of eating candida diet foods. ive been getting a lot of hassle from my family for not eating what theyre eating and since my depression is better and my acne is going i thought id experiment a little
the thing is, ive really over-eaten.. i am prone to binge eating (although i am normal weight. im not sure if i binge because of candida or not..) anyway, right now my worry is, everything i seem to be eating since i cheated is coming straight out (crazy diarrhea). im not feeling bad in any other way really, which is puzzling me as before if i overdid anything i was meant to avoid on this diet, id get spots, depression, anxiety, etc. all the candida symptoms in other words.
so.. does this sound like my candida is better or worse? i never had diarrhea before but otherwise i feel okay when i eat something i shouldnt. i know moderation is the key but i do really have a sweet tooth. help anyone?
This sounds soooo much like me. I just recently cleared up a bout of diarrhea that lasted from Christmas all the way through early February. It was brought on by compulsively eating sweets over the holidays. I am also normal weight, but tend to binge on Sugar and carbs. It really has become a serious problem, I think. But anyway, I tried absolutely EVERYTHING you can think of for the diarrhea, had all sorts of tests done, etc. And the one thing that finally got rid of it was (drum roll please)....Citrucel. I have no idea why it worked when nothing else would, but it did, and the diarrhea has not come back. As for the compulsive eating, it seems to have just gotten worse and worse and worse. I have OCD (and take medication for it) so I know that I'm prone to this type of thing. But food has never been an issue for me before now. I have no idea what to do. In fact, I just finished wolfing down two peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches, a glass of milk, and a diet soda. And just a couple of hours ago, I ate a muffin, some granola and milk, two slices of toast with butter and honey, and another banana. And some crackers and potato chips. I won't even mention breakfast. I've packed more calories already today than I normally eat in two days. It's terrible and I don't feel good about it at all. But I feel so OUT OF CONTROL!!! Does this sound familiar? If so, what can I do to stop?
I recently "cheated" too, although it wasn't out of weakness or cravings I just did it as an expiriment. I ate healthy, but "normal" food, so I had potato, a little pasta, fruit for a little over a week. I got very loose grainy stool that got worse and worse the longer I went. By the end it was painful to have a bowel movement (burning and irritation) and I could actually feel my colon hurting, it was constantly aching. I went back to my usual no-sugar low-carb diet and literally the next day I was fine, and still am (3 days ago).
oh mine was as an experiment too. well it started that way. i didnt really have any cravings but went out for a nice meal with friends and realised i felt okay so decided to experiment for a few days. unless you have no life its hard to stick to the diet every single day,its so easy to become obsessed and wrapped up in your own little world otherwise! going to start the diet again tomorrow but in the meantime i feel quite good. the diarrhea has stopped as well. :)