At the moment I'm having to eat sugar, dairy, and grain free.
The same as I had to last summer for four months on a candida cleanse. I felt fantastic and all of my symptoms disappeared - but when I got pregnant last fall, I couldn't even look at another egg or another salad due to nausea. So I stopped cleansing... and all was well until I had to be on two courses of antibiotics in the pregnancy... Awful, since they wipe out all of the good yeast in my body. Bad news for a gal that just worked so hard to get rid of the bad, and replace it with the good. (probiotics)
So anyway, I knew I'd have to cleanse again after the pregnancy.
All was well until Emmalie turned two weeks old.
Then thrush hit. So awful.
I knew the cleanse was my only hope.
I've been eradicating it for the last 9 weeks via anti-fungal prescriptions and the the diet, which was added four weeks ago. The thrush is amazingly better, but if I have as much as one cookie, it flares up. And it's awful. So no sugar for me, it feeds those bad sorts of yeast. For a girl who is working on self-control with sweets, this is forcing me to stay away. And it's not so difficult when you HAVE to.
So I'm eating lots of eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, and meat/fish.
It's good for me, and I feel great eating this way. (Though get-togethers are hard, as is eating out.)
But each day, I get out my blender and make a smoothie that makes me feel as if I am having the most decadent dessert around. Here's my recipe for a:
Chocolate Banana Smoothie
1 banana (fresh or frozen, but peel it first before freezing)
1 T cocoa powder
2 cups milk (I use unsweetened coconut)
2 T almond butter (I can't have peanuts right now, but I'm sure it'd be yummy with peanut butter.)
sometimes I put in unsweetened coconut flakes
cinnamon to taste
2 T ground flaxseed
ice (about four cubes, not needed if banana was frozen)
I seriously make one of these each afternoon. It's my no guilt treat.
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