So I have to apologize if I'm all over the place on what I am eating these days.
I tried incorporating "non-glutenous healthy whole grains" back into my diet and it completely backfired. My digestion completely slowed down - which means I started feeling bloated and icky.
Then my cravings and blood sugar swings came back full force. And with that some nasty moods. I was really disappointed as I survived 3 weeks of the Candida diet only to fully regress with what was supposed to be an acceptable Candida friendly food. I didn't even cheat.
And I was really enjoying that oatmeal (and it was very small servings btw).
So whether its the Candida or I have some carbohydrate intolerance, I am back off the whole grains. Its not worth it. I felt pretty rotten and had to go through a pretty bad day of withdrawal when I cleaned my diet back up.
The reason I had decided to re-incorporate grains back into my diet is that I am a hungry gal and keeping myself full and satisfied on the Candida diet is tricky. Its hard to think of and prepare enough things to eat without getting bored or running out of time. Plus I don't want to lose anymore weight and I figured I should replace some of the calories I had to give up when I got cut off of fruit and dairy.
But that was not meant to be.
So I'm basically restarting the toughest phase of the Candida diet (damn you oatmeal) and I'm making sure I have "bombs" in the fridge to tie me over between meals and give me some calories.
What are bombs you ask? They are basically just healthy fat snacks. I first saw "fat bombs" on Pinterest a few months ago. At that time I thought they seemed a little ridiculous - who would want to eat healthy fat snacks just to get some calories.
Now I kind of get it.
If you are not going to eat processed foods and you work or have kids or any number of activities that keep you from shopping and cooking constantly you need to have snacks on hand that will fill you up and give you some calories when you are on the run if you are going to stick to this diet.
This batch I made had coconut oil and lemon oil which are both Candida fighters. If you are going to use coconut oil as an anti-fungal why not jazz it up a bit and let yourself feel like you are getting a treat in the process. They aren't dark chocolate but they aren't half bad.
Wish me luck on round two.
Candida Killing Coconut Lemon Bombs (makes 15 bombs - 1/2 Tbsp each)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3 Tbsp Hemp Hearts
3 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
6 drops liquid Stevia (without alcohol)
3 drops natural Lemon oil
Melt coconut oil in microwave for about 40 seconds on high. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Pour into chocolate/candy mold. I have a silicone mold that holds 15. I put 1/2 Tbsp of the mixture into each well.
Place in the fridge and chill. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.