If you have never been able to lose weight no matter what you do then yeast could be your problem. True, fad diets can cause weight to come and go but for many people the weight will simply not budge – no matter what they do. And it’s more common a problem than you may think.
“Over 90% of the people I see who have never been able to lose weight have a yeast problem,” states Dr. Victoria Homer, a naturopath in Helena, MT.
Candida can affect the body in many ways: reoccurring yeast infections in women, achey joints, brain fog, PMS and not being able to lose weight, along with many others. And while getting rid of the yeast in your system will take some time, it can be done.
Many people who have never ben able to lose weight and keep it off have been able to do so upon completing a yeast cleanse. One woman lost 45 pounds in three months on the cleanse and got rid of various other problems including diabetes. Two other individuals on the yeast cleanse lost 10 pounds in the first week.
The Yeast Cleanse Diet
Aqua Flora – this comes in 3 strengths and while there are other yeast cleanse products on the market this is the one recommended by Dr. Homer and personally used by the author. You can purchase this at your local health store or at Vitacost. It will take at least 3 months to clear the yeast out of your system.
Foods to Avoid
No sugar! Use only the natural herb stevia or small amounts of agave.
Artificial sweeteners – no Splenda or Aspartame
No nitrites – no processed meats – bacon, sausage, lunchmeat, hotdogs
No wheat, flour or white rice
No fruits the first month – afterwords granny smith apples or lemons – 1 daily
No peanuts or cashews
No hard cheeses
No vinegar except raw apple cider vinegar
Avoid grains especially the first month – then use whole grains moderately
Milk in moderation – if you tolerate it
No corn, potatoes and peas. No legumes the first month then 1 – 3 times a week.
Avoid meats with hormones or antibiotics
No yeast products
Yeast Diet Do’s
Do drink LOTS of water – this is a must when detoxing
Do exercise – even if you can only walk 5 minutes a day
Do eat lots of veggies
Do use a probiotic to put good bacteria back into your system
Do use microfiltered whey (Jarrow’s is a good choice, also at Vitacost), inulin and selenium
Do use virgin coconut oil – 3 tablespoons daily
Remember, everyone is different. You may only lose 10 pounds where someone else may lose 40 pounds or more. Often the more you have to lose the faster you lose it. And while you don’t want to over indulge in any food this isn’t a restricted calorie diet. You can eat vegetables, good meat, eggs until you are full.
Expect to experience a die-off affect as the yeast starts to die. Some people feel flu-like symptoms, others get itchey, and some crave carbohydrates. When you experience symptoms like these it means the cleanse is working. This is an excellent diet for diabetics as it is very low carb
Please be sure and check with your doctor before starting any cleanse or diet. This article does not constitute medical advice.