Avoiding temptation on an anti-candida diet
So, if you’re thinking of starting an anti-candida diet, where do you start?
For me, I understand my own vices well enough to know that embarking on an anti-candida diet means getting rid of every temptation hiding in my kitchen. Once that first sugar craving takes hold, I know I’ll be searching for any little sweet morsel I can find. I’ll pace the kitchen floor, opening and reopening the cabinets and fridge in the hope that something’s been overlooked by my obsessive gaze.
Since I’ve given myself a week to prepare for this huge change, I decided this weekend would be the best time to clear my kitchen of everything I won’t be able to eat for the next three months, or ever again. What did or didn’t make the cut was based on these food lists, which means a lot of jam jars, vinegars, flours, sauces, dried fruits, and other prepackaged items were shown the door to another home where they’ll be enjoyed just as much as I would have enjoyed them.
Sometime this week I’ll march over to one of my favourite independent grocery stores armed with a much different kind of grocery list than I’m used to. I’ll restock my kitchen with a new items like roasted carob powder, buckwheat flour, and besan flour that, over the next three months, will go a long way in keeping the bellies around my house pleasantly filled, healthy, and happy. You see, I’m not the only one in the house going on this new diet, and I have some pretty hefty expectations to please.
Having a well-stocked kitchen, and plenty of good recipes in my cooking arsenal, will mean I’ll be far less likely to be found weeping over a pile of cookbooks. (Yes, this has happened before.) My hope is that being well-prepared and having lots of creative food options available will help keep me upbeat about what seems like a very long road ahead.