Losing weight while on the Candida diet
You may well experience weight loss on the Anti Candida Diet Plan but this is normally healthy. For many people the reduction of carbs plus the lack of sugars and fats from processed foods means they experience a signification weight reduction. The Anti Candida Diet Plan is a healthy, vegetable based diet that is safe to adopt for a limited period of time.
However you may be going into the diet with a low starting weight or you may be at your ideal weight and are worried about the possibility of losing weight. We have put together a few ways to increase you calorie intake if you need to maintain your current weight while on the diet.
How to increase you calorie intake
A healthy way to boost your calorie intake is to add an avocado a day to your diet. They are full of essential fatty acids, proteins, vitamin C and 14 types of minerals. They release their energy slowly and even though they are technically classified as a fruit, they contain so little sugar and starch that they are safe for the Candida sufferer to eat while on the diet plan.
Nuts and in-particular, Almonds, are a fantastic source of protein and B-Vitamins. Candida dieters should avoid, peanuts, cashews and pistachios as they often have fungus’s and moulds that could contribute to the Candida overgrowth. Almonds make a healthy snack and contain around 200 calories in a small handful. You can reduce the risk of eating moulds by soaking the nuts overnight in filtered water and lemon juice. This will also make them more digestible as well. Don’t eat nut fragments of sliced nuts as they have a higher probability of contamination.
Coconut Oil is one of the best allies the Candida sufferer can have. As previously mentioned, Coconut Oil has powerful anti-fungal properties (caprylic acid) and also acidulates the stomach. Having a high calorific content means that it makes an ideal supplement for those wishing to up their calorie intake while on the Anti Candida Diet Plan. 1 x Tablespoon contains 120 cals.
BREAD (USING COCONUT/BUCKWHEAT/OAT BRAN/BROWN RICE BRAN FLOUR)
Wheat and gluten free breads can easily up the calorific content of your diet. Coconut bread in particular is extremely low in carbohydrate compared to other breads and has the additional benefit of being anti-fungal. All these suggested breads are good for your digestion as they do not contain gluten and are good sources of fibre. Substitute these flours for your baking recipes in pancakes, muffins, waffles and breads.
Coconut Bread Recipe
Ingredients (serves 6)
- 2 eggs
- 300ml Almond or rice milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (sugar free)
- 375g (2 1/2 cups) coconut flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- 150g shredded coconut
- 75g unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 21 x 10cm loaf pan.
- Lightly whisk the eggs, milk and vanilla in a bowl. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a separate, large bowl. Add coconut and stir until just combined. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and gradually stir in the egg mixture until just combined.
- Add melted butter and stir until mixture is just smooth (do not over-mix). Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 5 minutes to cool, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve in thick slices.