Candida Diet Myths #2: How Long Will It Take?

How long will an anti-candida diet last

One of the first things I’m asked when someone signs up for a program or coaching is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet?”

What they’re really asking (I know this because it’s exactly what I asked, too) is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet before I’m completely better, and I can go back to eating my normal food?”

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Staying Healthy When Traveling (Even Last Minute!) on a Restricted Diet

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I recently took an impromptu trip to the US for a dear relative’s funeral. This wasn’t my typical kind of travel when I have my packing list out a week before departure, slowly purchasing all the ingredients so I can prepare dehydrated Alkalizing Kale and Seaweed Crackers or my favorite Breakfast Cookies (both Sweet Life Club recipes), or other homemade items to keep me nourished and healthy while I’m on the road.

This time, though, I had barely 24 hours to plan, pack, shop and cook up anything I needed to take in advance–so the cooking had to go.

Plus, while it would be lovely to spend hours poring over the Airbnb listings so I could find an eco-friendly place with organic sheets and towels, that wasn’t going to happen with the time or budget I had available.

I had to make the best of it and ensure that the essentials were covered so I didn’t come home and immediately come down with something or experience a symptom flare-up. 

What do you bring on a trip when you follow a restricted diet that’s sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and mostly grain-free?

Given the reason for the trip and the fact I’d have to depend on others to drive me to and from the hotel, that also meant I might not make it to restaurants of my choice–and definitely NO chance I’d make it to Whole Foods.

I’m pleased to report that I managed just fine; nobody starved (least of all me); and I came home slightly tired but not really worse for wear. A couple hours extra sleep once I got home, and I felt the same as always.

So, what did I pack? Here’s my list of must-haves and how I navigated some otherwise sticky situations.

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Sushi Bowl with Toasted Sesame Miso Dressing

vegan, sugarfree, grainfree, dairyfree sushi bowl from plant based diet meal plan

[A super easy-to-prep meal that covers all the bases for amzing taste and texture. Sushi Bowl is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, optionally grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, optionally soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] I’ve known fellow nutritionist Heather Nicholds for almost a decade now, ever since she first interviewed me […]

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Anti Candida Diet Myths #1: Weight Loss

Candida Diet Weight Loss Myth video

For many of us (like me) on an anti-candida diet, losing weight can be a welcome change. After all, if you developed candida after years of over-indulging in certain foods or after eating too much sugar over time, it’s quite possible that excess weight came along with the excess candida. And when you first begin […]

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40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valetine’s Day (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Vegan Valentine's Day

It’s almost time for Chocolate Day  Long-Stemmed Roses Day  Cheesy Greeting Card Day Valentine’s Day, which means eating way more sweet stuff than you may be used to. Ever since I started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I’ve sought out healthy, low glycemic treats for the Day of Love each year. I mean, if […]

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Coconut Macaroon Cookie Dough Butter

Candida Friendly Macaroon Cookie Dough Nut Butter Spread on

[A nutbutter-based spread that tastes like macaroon cookie dough? Yes, please! This amazing vegan candida diet spread is plant-based,  sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] It’s funny the things we fight about as children. Keeping the Barbie doll’s outfits at […]

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Does your restricted diet make you feel deprived?

Does your restricted diet feel like deprivation?

I When I first started following an anti-candida diet, having so many food restrictions made me feel incredibly deprived. I mean, no more cake? No more pasta? No more ice cream? No more CHOCOLATE???? Tweet Pin It

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Gluten Free Quinoa Pizzetta Crust

Vegan, gluten free quinoa pizza crust from EAt Dairy Free on

[ This Gluten Free Quinoa Pizzetta Crust will quickly become your new go-to. So easy to make, firm enough to eat with your hands, and it’s also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Like most people who went to university, I ate a […]

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Candida and Cravings: The Common Links and What to do About Them

anticandida, sugarfree, vegan candida and cravings

Today’s video covers a topic close to my heart (and stomach): candida and cravings.  Why do we crave what we crave? Even those of us who don’t suffer from candida related complex are likely to know the power of food cravings and how they can sabotage even our best intentions. If you’ve ever found yourself […]

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Two Weeks with NO Added Sweeteners: Update

14 days with no sweeteners on a candida diet

We all know that too much sugar is bad for us. In fact, I haven’t eaten sugar since 2009. But why would someone who eats only low glycemic sweeteners cut those out, too? As someone who follows a modified anti-candida diet and has no plans to change that any time soon, I’m already eating a […]

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