by TL Cornish, CNP
Making the necessary dietary changes presents a challenge that requires practice and patience. Most people find that after an initial adjustment period, they feel so good that the efforts expended seem more than worthwhile. You'll discover that the comfort and pleasure you derive from living in a healthier body can be tremendously satisfying.Eventually, your inner wisdom will guide you to choose only the foods that nourish you and starve the candida. You'll probably misunderstand this instinct a few times at the outset. You may even choose to ignore it a time or two. This is all part of the learning process.
The following helpful hints will serve to keep you on track during your transition.
- Remember, you are making dietary choices to nourish you. The diet is designed to deprive the yeast - not you. Counter any feelings of deprivation by exploring exciting new foods and recipes that are delicious and nourishing to the body and the soul.
- Focus on what you can have, instead of what you can't and remember the benefits of your choices.
- Empty your cupboards of those items that are inappropriate for your program, so you won't be tempted.
- Plan ahead; utilize rotation-diet and recipe books that help you to organize your groceries and meal plans. Also, visit our Support Forum pages at http://forum.wholeapproach.com/ for help with diet questions and recipes.
- Ask your loved ones to participate in the diet with you or, at a minimum, to respect your choices.
Once you have felt even a day or two of the reassuring comfort that comes with improving your health, it will be even easier for you to find the inspiration you need to optimize your nutritional self-care.