What I’ve Been Eating Lately: Candida Cleanse Edition

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When I tell people about the candida cleanse, honestly, I tend to just tell them I’m doing an elimination diet and specific supplement plan. Yes, that is what I’m doing but at the same time, it saves the complications of explaining all the not-so-fun details. Regardless, this is almost always followed up with “so what CAN you eat right now?”

I’m sure many of you are asking the same thing, so here’s the answer:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Meat (except pork – but I don’t eat this)
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Brown Rice
  • Plain Brown Rice Cakes

I understand this may not sound overly interesting or appetizing, but I assure you, I’ve been eating well and some really good foods. Here’s a sneak peak at some of what I’ve been eating…

2 Rice Cakes with Banana and Cinnamon (coconut oil mixed with cinnamon and a splash of vanilla spread on top of the rice cakes is even BETTER!) x2 (Breakfast and mid-morning snack)

Tuna Salad with veggies and avocado OR brown rice with roasted veggies and avocado (Lunch)

Eggs & Sweet Potatoes or Plantains + veggies (Dinner)

Apples, Carrots, Rice Cakes, Misc Fruit or Veggies (Snacks)

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This may sound like it would get old quickly but it’s all about how you season and change things up. I am being reminded on the importance of healthy fats in my diet (think: coconut oil and avocado) and how a simple sprinkle of garlic powder adds SO MUCH delicious flavor.

I’m staying on top of water and drinking lots of hot tea and coffee, as well. Keeping myself well hydrated has meant being more in tune with my hunger cues.

I’m looking forward to the weeks when I can reintroduce nuts and some of my other favorite foods, but right now I’m feeling good and I can tell this is helping even just bit by bit.


What have you been eating lately?



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39 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Eating Lately: Candida Cleanse Edition

  1. Kristie

    Sounds like a great meal plan! I’ve been drinking lots of green juices lately and really feel the positive effects on my body. We are what we eat!

    1. Katie Post author

      I definitely use Pinterest for inspiration sometimes but since I’m on this special “diet” while I repair my gut, I find it’s a bit harder to just google or Pinterest things without really having to wade through a bunch of stuff I can’t have.

    1. Katie Post author

      What’s funny is that these were a lot of my go-tos before so I don’t feel like there’s too much “new” which definitely makes it easier! But man do I miss my nut butters!

    1. Katie Post author

      Definitely do your research as it’s not for everyone and definitely takes a commitment. I really felt this was the right step for me though. If you’re interested in learning more, the plan that I’m doing is at candidaplan.com

    1. Katie Post author

      haha It’s not always easy but if you felt like I have been lately, the thought of feeling better and back to yourself is what gets you through those tougher times!

    1. Katie Post author

      Yeah I have been very lucky that it hasn’t been a huge change to my diet. I miss not having nuts but those are the first thing to be reintroduced in a few weeks. I don’t usually eat rice very often, but it’s been nice to have brown rice as another option. (Also, I don’t eat meat either – just fish and eggs!)

  2. Rebecca Hicks

    I’ve never heard of the candida cleanse before… It sounds interesting. But I don’t think I’d want to do an elimination diet. I would miss the foods I eliminated too much! Way to stick with it, though!

    1. Katie Post author

      Well this is a bit different than some traditional ones, but it’s all about eating real foods and healing the gut!

  3. Stephanie @ Wholesome Paradise

    From my understanding of a candida cleanse, fruit (except for green apples), rice, coffee, and sweet potatoes should not be consumed. But if it works for you, keep going. I’m sure the supplements are helping. There is so much contradictory info regarding nutrition. Are you working with a naturopath?
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    1. Katie Post author

      It all depends on the plan that you follow. The one that I’m following was created by Dr. Jeffrey McCombs (candidaplan.com) and I’m eating very specifically based on what he allows and success with his plan. This does allow fruit, brown rice, plain brown rice cakes, coffee and sweet potatoes.

  4. Jen

    I’ve been eating similar – lots of eggs and green things! I did 2 candida detoxes. My first one was TOUGH – absolutely no sugar and only a green apple as fruit! Keep it up girl!

    1. Katie Post author

      It’s so strange how each of them can vary depending on the plan that you follow, I think the one I have is a bit easier to follow.

  5. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    As long as i can eat eggs and sweet potatoes life is good. hahaha 🙂 Hope you find out what’s going on by doing this! I’ve been really loving avocado toast topped with a fried egg…so simple and delicious. I always add pepper and garlic powder of course 🙂
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