When People Try to Sabotage Your Candida Diet, Part 2: What You Can Do

Ricki saying she doesn't want any of your stinkin food!

It’s no fun when you start a new dietary regimen and you feel as if the people around you don’t “get it,” or worse, they deliberately try to sabotage your eating by pushing foods you shouldn’t eat right at you.

Last time, I talked about why other people might feel compelled to offer you cakes, cookies, alcohol or any number of other things that aren’t on your candida diet plan–even if they know you shouldn’t eat them.

In today’s video, I’m talking about the other side of this issue: what is it about this kind of offer that makes us feel we can’t say no? Why do you feel you must comply and accept those foods that you know are going to harm your health?

While it may seem like the decision is obvious and the challenge is clear–we should refuse to accept these kinds of offers, since we already know that we don’t want the unhealthy foods–but you might be surprised to learn that it’s a normal, human impulse that directs our actions. And it’s not as easy to say “no” as you might imagine.

In the video, I cover all the reasons why it’s so hard to refuse this kind of food, and what you can do to stay true to your own candida diet.

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When People Try to Sabotage Your Candida Diet, Part 1: Why This Happens

Ricki upset that people try to sabotage her diet

It’s happened to all of us on a restricted (or any!) diet.

You start to eat a new, healthier way. Maybe you’re following an anti-candida diet, like I am. Maybe you’re just trying to cut out sugars. Or maybe you need to radically change the way you eat because of other health issues.

You tell your friends and family, and ask for their support. They’re totally on board with you getting healthier, of course!

But then some event comes up. You’re at your mother-in-law’s for the holidays. You’re out to dinner with friends. You get invited over to a neighbor’s house for tea.

And they push food at you–food that you know you shouldn’t eat, and food that will likely contribute more to your original illness.

“I made it just for you.”

“You’re not fun any more.”

“C’mon, one bite won’t kill you.”

Why do people feel the need to push food on you when you’re avoiding it? Are they just evil? 

In today’s video, I talk about why someone might try to sabotage your candida diet, and what you can do about it.

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