That sounds like my kinda W30! Alas, I just did it in April, and not really emotionally ready to take it on again just yet (in a month or two for sure!)
I really need to kick my Candida overgrowth once and for all, and in order to do that I think I need to do a Whole30. This is a true no-cheat zone, if you cheat the candida wins, and your gut gets overtaken with bad bacteria again.
If you're not sure whether you have a candida issue, but think it might be causing some issues (chronic yeast infections are a huge clue, as are fruit cravings), take this Candida Questionnaire to see if a 30-day anti-candida diet might help you.
I'm sure things will change as this challenge develops, but here are the basics:
- No fruit
- No nuts
- No potatoes of ay kind
- No high sugar veggies (carrots, beets, peas, acorn or butternut squash)
- No mushrooms
- No bacon unless it is uncured with no additives
- No vinegar
- Lots of probiotic vegetables (sauerkraut, homemade pickles)
- Plenty of meat, including organ meats
- Homemade bone broth as desired
- Organic butter/ghee (raw if possible)
- Anything listed on This website is safe
- For me personally, no nightshades because I react horribly to them
I hope some people will join me! I desperately need the accountability.
ETA: According to the website, yogurt and kefir are NOT candida safe, but I'm not sure I agree yet. I'll let you know. I have decided to keep them in for my Whole30, and re-evaluate at the end of the 30 days.
ETA2: Yogurt and Kefir are definitely out for me, causing bloating and gas
Last edited by OperaDivaMom; 05-19-2011 at 11:41 PM.
I'll do it! I've been hemming and hawing about doing the Whole30 thing anyway and I, too, think I have a bit of a Candida overgrowth. I won't be having yogurt or kefir, though.
So, count me in!
Yay, glad to have another person joining me! I changed the challenge wording to make yogurt, kefir, and kombucha optional. I'm going to keep them in, and re-evaluate in a month.
I'm in!! I could kick the dark chocolate/sugar habit. When do you want to start?
I'm starting tomorrow (the 15th), but if the rest of you want to start Monday that works too!
Sunday works for me!! Looking forward to it. I feel the first three days are the hardest and then about a few weeks in, so doing it with a group will be nice
I would love to join this W30. I have been wanting to start one for a couple of weeks but have had a problem getting around to it, this is my first one. I will plan on starting tomorrow. I do have a question, Is unsweetend coconut okay during a whole 30?
For a regular Whole30, unsweetened coconut is fine, along with most other nuts (no peanuts though). Here is the list of foods if you want to do a regular Whole30 along with our anti-candida Whole30
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