Are you struggling with unexplained rashes, allergies, or recurring yeast infections? Or what about nail or skin fungus, chronic fatigue or pain, digestive issues, brain fog, inability to focus, irritability or mood swings? This long list of symptoms may point to candida or yeast overgrowth and many people experience it without knowing.
When you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, it can be difficult to trace back to the root cause, especially when the symptoms can seem unrelated. This makes it hard to know what types of food to eat or not eat, and can leave you confused about the direction forward towards health and healing.
How do I know it’s actually candida overgrowth?
Candida overgrowth is a widespread problem and often can be traced back to our diets of highly processed carbohydrates and over-consumption of sugar. But other factors also contribute to the likelihood that you develop candida overgrowth. These include:
- Heavy usage of antibiotics
- Long-term use of birth control pills (and some other medications)
- Chronic and long-term stress
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Some foods such as fermented foods, high sugar fruits, processed foods, pop, etc.
Can candida overgrowth be treated through diet?
Yes! Changing the foods you eat and avoid is a very powerful way to reduce candida overgrowth and start getting relief from your symptoms. It’s important to learn which foods fuel candida overgrowth and which foods have the ability to kill off yeast or at least do not feed it.
What can you eat on the candida diet?
On the candida diet, you are encouraged to eat :
Candida diet foods list
- All meat, fish and seafood
- Small amounts of whole grains
- High-quality animal fats and oils
- Herbs and seasonings
- Lemons and limes
- Sea salt
What shouldn’t you eat on the candida diet?
On the candida diet foods list, you are discouraged from eating:
- Processed and premade food
- Refined and processed grains
- Sugar, candy, chocolate bars
- Fruit (except for some lower sugar fruits such as lemon and lime)
- Fermented foods
I know that this sounds like a lot of foods to cut out at once, but try to focus on how good you will feel afterwards and remember it’s not forever. Who knows, once you’re done you may not even want to go back to eating those old foods because now you will know how much they affect you negatively, after having cut them out and feeling the benefits.
My story with candida overgrowth and healing through food
From a young age I had really bad eczema and later in my teens was prescribed antibiotics for an entire year for cystic acne. After that I started experiencing more reoccurring infections which required more and more rounds of antibiotics. This killed off most of the good bacteria in my gut and unfortunately allowed an overgrowth of yeast/candida as well as all the symptoms that go along with it.
Fast-forward to my mid 20s and I lived in a house with black mould for about six months. This is when my candida/yeast overgrowth became much worse and I started developing terrible eczema again as well as allergies to everything. I would wake up with puffed out eyes and I had a rash covering my face. It was embarrassing to go in public and when I ran into people I knew they couldn’t believe how different I looked. You can read more about that in my journey to becoming paleo blog post.
I saw a naturopath and she put me on a candida diet which I didn’t know much about at the time. I followed a mixture between the candida diet and the paleo diet and I honestly have to say it was the biggest game changer for me healing my body. Without changing the foods I was putting into my body, there was no way to stop feeding that yeast overgrowth and perpetuating the symptoms.
It didn’t happen overnight but slowly and surely my symptoms started to resolve and as a bonus, my skin cleared up completely and I felt much healthier and had more energy.
Going through all of these experiences is what made me interested in learning more about holistic nutrition and I have spent the last 10 years doing so. Finally I decided to go back to school and make it my main gig. I got a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Meal Planning and am a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor now.
I am very passionate about helping people achieve the same health transformations that I have, and now I have the personal experience and education to back it up. You can learn more about me here.
Healing from candida overgrowth is possible for you too
Sometimes it can be hard to stay optimistic when dealing with all the symptoms of candida overgrowth. But through changing your diet, you will start to experience healing of your symptoms and improvement in your day-to-day life and your physical and emotional well-being.
Imagine having clear skin, a calm and clear mind, less allergies and food intolerances, and a healthier gut and immune system.
This meal plan for the candida diet includes:
Four 7 day meal plans
Each 7 day plan has recommendations for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack meals for each week. This includes:
- Candida diet breakfast recipes
- Candida diet lunch recipes
- Candida diet supper recipes
- Candida diet snack recipes
Each meal plan will note how many servings you will get out of each recipe, and which days you are cooking/meal prepping and which days you are eating leftovers.
Candida diet grocery lists
Each 7 day plan also includes weekly candida diet grocery lists that are broken down by the different categories of food – fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, meats and dairy, condiments and oils, etc.
Each recipe also comes with complete nutritional information such as calories, macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates), fiber, cholesterol, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.
Guide to meal prepping
This candida diet meal plan also comes with a detailed guide on how to meal prep to set yourself up for success. This includes spending some time in the kitchen one day per week to prepare your portioned meals for that week. That way, each day you can pull your meals out and you are ready to go. This helps reduce temptation and will keep you on track.
Try my meal plan for the candida diet today and if you’re not totally hooked, I guarantee a 100% refund within the first 30 days. That is how confident I am that you will love it!
But if there is any reason you don’t, send me an email requesting your refund. No questions asked.
Not sure if you want to try the one month candida diet meal plan?
Download my free 7 day candida diet meal plan to try it out first.
Connect with me for a free 15 minute discovery call to find out which plan could be for you. I’d love to chat.
I am not a medical doctor and the advice contained in this meal plan is not meant to replace or contradict that of your primary medical physician. The advice is also not meant to diagnose, treat or cure disease or illness. Please consult your primary physician before making any major changes to your diet and/or medications.
It is recommended that you do your own research, increase your own knowledge on holistic health, and take personal responsibility for the lifestyle changes you are making in your life.