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 the diet, you may find that the pounds begin to fall away, sometimes unintentionally, and it can be a bit alarming for those who may not need to lose weight in the first place.

In today’s video, I talk about the myth of candida weight loss. Why do I call it a myth? Because weight loss on this program isn’t inevitable.

If you’re concerned because you fear that you’re losing too much weight, it may be due to one of the three main reasons I mention in this video. The good news is, they’re all easily corrected.

Of course, that’s not to say that you can’t lose weight on an ACD. It’s just that you shouldn’t be losing more than you’d like, or more than is healthy for your body.

Question: Did you lose a lot of weight, or more than you wanted to, on an anti-candida diet? If so, how did you handle it? Did you find ways to either slow down or reverse the trend? Please share in the comments! 


  • The relationship between the anti-candida diet and losing weight
  • My story of weight loss on the ACD
  • How one main shift in your eating might be the cause weight loss
  • How your food choices could be causing weight loss
  • The connection between inflammation and weight loss
  • Nutrition and the anti-candida diet
  • What to do if you think you’re losing too much weight on the diet


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  1. Thanks for this post! I have not lost any weight on the diet. I’m on the third week. I was looking forward to losing belly fat. I’ve been very strict and no cheating. Do you have ideas why this it? Other than the nuts, i’m not sure what could be going on.

    • Hi Lily, as you saw in my video, I didn’t lose weight for a long time even though I was 100% compliant on the diet. I think not everyone does. I’d suggest speaking with your practitioner to see how you might adjust the diet for you if you’re concerned. Hope that helps!

  2. Hi, I’ve been doing the candida diet and lost half a stone. This doesn’t sound a lot , but I don’t really need to.
    I am feeling better , and feel like things are improving. However what foods would you suggest that aren’t bad for candida, but help me maintain my weight?
    Shoul I eat more than 3 times a day? Many thanks, kind regards wayne 🙂

    • Hi Wayne, this is really the kind of question you need to ask your practitioner. Everyone is different, and what worked for me might not work for you. Particularly when it comes to how many times/day someone should eat, it must be customized to that person. Hope that helps!

      • Hi Ricki, thanks for replying. I dont use a practitioner for this, i am doing this off my own back and for my own needs.
        Ive been reading, and going to make more healthy, good quality snacks to increase my intake.
        Personally i feel like i have more energy, and my skin appears to be clearing, and the infections going.
        I also oil pull 3 times a day so certainly taking it serious.
        Anyway, many thanks for replying. 🙂

  3. Hi Lily, just wanted you to know you’re not alone. I’m on week two and no weight lose which I was looking forward to.
    I have another two weeks to go then check in with my naturopath on where we go from here.
    I’m also drinking TONS of water. So, as usual, all the things that are supposed to kick in weight loss, so frustrating.
    I feel like a diet high in fats might be a thing for me, but that’s just a guess.
    Hope you have seen other good results from of it regardless.

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