Having checked the search engine and my memory, I know there hasn’t been much discussion of Candida on this forum. For those unaware: Candida overgrowths can be a huge pain in the ass for someone’s lifestyle. A LOT (a whole lot) of problems can be linked/traced to having a fungal overgrowth in the body (candida is the popular one… i hear there are 100s). Moreover, most people are unaware that they could even have candida. Anyways - does anybody have any experience with the Candida diet or other methods of restoring balance?
I have a bunch of information already, and the obvious piece of knowledge that I walk away with is that it is very restrictive and it seems nearly unavoidable to stay out of a hypocaloric state while on the diet (which is usually for a kind of long time).
One thing I was thinking, was that this diet would fit in well with the warrior diet type plan, since you can hardly eat anything anyways, why not just eat once a day and at least feel kind of satisfied? Obviously eating isn’t a major activity during this time.
What about athletic/strength gains on the diet? I’m assuming no lbm could be gained on it, but since i don’t care about lbm, what about athleticism/energy? Candida symptoms are nearly as bad as chronic fatigue sometimes, but then again eating around 1800 kcal a day isn’t going to keep the engine rev’d, especially since caffeine is a no-no on it. But, it does seem possible that strength/agility/flexibility could be trained despite the caloric deficit.
I’m hoping anyone who has used this protocol with themselves or someone else can respond in regards to its effectiveness and what they think could be tweaked about it.