Do You Worry About What To Eat on Your Candida Diet?

Worrying about what to eat on a candida diet

Whenever you’re faced with opportunities for lots of food–such as summer BBQs, travel, or the holiday seasons–do you find yourself worrying in advance about what you are going to eat?

For so many of my clients, the stress around the specifics of their foods, especially when they’re in social situations and surrounded by others, can create so much anxiety and worry that they aren’t able to truly enjoy the events themselves.

I remember all too well how much I used to fret with thoughts like, “Will I find something I can eat there?” “Will they be able to accommodate all of my dietary restrictions?” “What if someone pushes food on me and I can’t say no because it would be too rude?” –and so many more.

Once I finally got that worry, and what I could do to eliminate it entirely, under control, that’s when everything changed for me and I could truly enjoy myself again, and take part fully in all the wonderful events and occasions that I had been missing. And all of that, of course, without ever breaking my candida diet.

I started coaching around how to make these changes and fit them seamlessly into your life so you wouldn’t have to take the same time and make the same mistakes before learning to give up the stress without a struggle, and without having to experience repeated symptom flares that could hijack your family time and social life.

Today’s video provides a little tweak you can make at these times that can start the process, and make socializing easier.

Let me know what you think in the comments, and if this has been helpful to you! 

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The Language of Food on Your Candida Diet

Learn the language of your candida diet to thrive eating candida-free

Do you feel as if your candida diet has caused you to lose your love of food? Do you miss all your favorites and feel as if you’ll never be able to eat them again?

That’s how I felt when I started the diet again in 2009. The problem was that I didn’t feel totally committed, not deep down in my heart and soul.

It’s totally normal to feel a deep loss when you first start your anti-candida diet, by the way. After all, for most people, the diet feels incredibly restrictive and removes all processed foods, moldy foods, sugar, gluten, dairy, eggs, alcohol, coffee. . . the list goes on.

It took a subtle shift in the way I looked at the diet for me to be able to go all in.  And that’s what I talk about in today’s video.

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Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Fruit Pizza

sugarfree, candida diet, vegan recipe for Fruit Pizza

[A pizza made with a sugar-free cookie crust, dairy-free cream cheese frosting, and lots of colorful fresh fruit. Who wouldn’t love that?! This Fruit Pizza is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Okay, I’m going to age myself here. Tweet Pin It

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Recipes for a Fantastic Father’s Day (Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free and more!)

candida diet, sugarfree, vegan recipes for Father's Day

I was that kid in high school and university that everyone hated because I always got my essays done early. While my friends were pulling all-nighters on the weekend before a due date, I was out partying and whooping it up (though, as it turned out, in the company of strangers–since my friends were home […]

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The Dirt on Cleansing

candida diet detoxing and cleansing

Please note: I provide this material for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor, naturopath, or other medical professional and cannot tell you what to do with your health; please always consult with your own healthcare practitioner before embarking on anything like a cleanse or detox, and before making any changes to your health […]

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How to Handle Symptom Flare-Ups

Candida symptoms what to do

When I was first diagnosed with candida overgrowth in 1999 and then again in 2009, I was obsessed with my symptoms. And no wonder: when candida reared its ugly head that second time, it appeared as an angry, red rash that covered most of the front of my body, that hurt and itched at the […]

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My History with Anxiety and Depression, Part II: Causes, Treatments and How I Got Free

causes and treatments for depression and anxiety

This post is Part 2 in a two-part series about anxiety and depression. You can check out Part 1 here. Because this post turned out to be so much longer than I expected, I’ve separated it by sub-topics, so you can skip ahead to any part you would like. VERY IMPORTANT CAVEAT: I am not […]

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Why It Can Be Hard to Get a Clear Candida Diagnosis, Part 2

how to test for candida overgrowth

If you saw my earlier post about why it’s hard to get a clear candida diagnosis, you know that not all “candida” is equal. However, even when a doctor does acknowledge candida overgrowth as a viable condition (excluding the very deadly or anti-fungal resistant strains such as candida auris), it’s not always clear whether tests […]

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My History with Anxiety and Depression, Part I: What is Anxiety & Depression?

Ricki's story of anxiety and depression

This post is Part I of a two-part series on anxiety and depression, which came about as a result of requests for more about my story from listeners of a recent podcast where I described my experiences, and from my audience on Instagram, who requested more details.    When I was four years old, my […]

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Why It Can Be Hard to Get a Clear Candida Diagnosis, Part 1

Candida diagnosis difficulty

Do you feel certain that you have candida overgrowth, yet it seems that there’s no doctor who states this as your diagnosis? After spending many frustrating months hearing “it’s not candida” or “there’s no such thing as candida overgrowth,” I finally found a holistically-minded practitioner who confirmed what I had been thinking. Up until that […]

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