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 really low glycemic, whole foods-based, sugar-free, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free diet (also with no alcohol or coffee, and avoiding most mushrooms, vinegars, moldy foods, as well as a few other things. . . whoah).

In today’s video, I talk about my experiment with cutting out all added sweeteners over a two-week span, why I did it, the results I saw, and what I learned from the experience. 

Question:  Have you ever cut out ALL added sweeteners from your diet? How long did you do it? What were the results? 


  • The two main reasons I cut out all sweeteners for 2 weeks
  • How healthful sweeteners can still cause your diet to be more acidic, even if they are alkaline
  • The most important physical effect I noticed
  • The impact that no sweeteners had on my sweets cravings
  • What I learned from the experience
  • How the experience affected my eating habits over the long term
  • Key triggers that prompt cravings and eating sweets
  • Why you might want to try your own 2 weeks with no sweeteners
  • Benefits of doing this 2 week no-sweeteners period
  • New program all about sticking with your dietary changes!


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  1. I’m on 2 months but have had systemic candida for a very long time. I’m going to have to combine aip with candida for a month. ☹️ Thank you for sharing these recipes! I’ve been making some shockingly good food under heavy restriction and these look great!

  2. Hi there. I just completed week 1 of a 3 week no sugar added diet. I am also not eating any fruits. The trouble I am running into is that it really does feel like there are a lack of things I can eat! Even when I am searching for recipes that have no sugar added, they usually will include stevia or fruit to sweeten them up. Do you have a source for good recipes? Thanks so much!

    • Good for you, Jenny! If there are no sugars, no fruit, and no added sweeteners of any kind, it seems to me you’d do best with savory recipes. . . hundreds of which are on this site! If you’re looking for sweet recipes, not sure what to suggest, as I don’t know of sweet foods without natural sugars in them, sorry!

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