Happy Friday Friends! I didn’t do a Fun Friday post last week because I was knee deep in recreations but I decided as I transition into my new theme of my cleanse, I figured I’d do a fun friday post! I’ll show you what diet I’m about to embark on and all of the recipes I happened to find right before and I can’t wait to make after! It seems kind of silly to be planning things to make after, but I’m also planning on making appropriate adjustments to the recipes so I don’t undo all of changes (hopefully!) that I accomplish.
So I’m going to be going on an Anti-Candida diet starting this Sunday. I have had a suspicion of yeast overgrowth for a while now. I decided to take this questionnaire to assess my symptoms. Well, I scored a 382. 85+ is considered severe. So I guess you can imagine part of my urgency to get this started. I’ve been getting headaches every day, nausea every day, I’ve had a hard time holding meals down (and sometimes I can’t, sorry if TMI), severe anxiety, joint and muscle discomfort, skin problems, and lots of other fun things. Clearly it was time to start making changes and thanks to the advice of Gabby, I decided to pick up the Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook. It is a bit overwhelming (500+ pages of info overwhelming) and the information is confusing and extensive, but I’m confident that I’ll figure it out. I liked this book because it focuses mostly on a veg lifestyle and gives you lots of veg options. A frustrating thing about this diet plan is that everyone will have different opinions about what you can and can’t eat. It is a pretty restrictive diet in the most strict phase of it, but the plan in this book seems doable. If I follow other plans I’ve read I’d be eating all veggies all the time and I feel like that can’t be healthy.
I’m going grocery shopping on Sunday and I’ll show you my haul of ACD food and supplements
And of course since I decided I wanted to do this diet (which I’ll explain in more detail on Sunday) I have found all of these amazing recipes that I want to try but will not be able to until I can add things back into my diet. I have pinned them all to revisit later though I figured I’d share them with you now though!
How gorgeous is this bowl of Cinnamon Bun Granola from Angela and Oh She Glows!? I have always loved granola but rarely ever eat it. I am also a total cinnamon freak. As I’m sure you can tell I add it to pretty much everything. When I saw this recipe I got so excited… and then a little sad that I’d have to wait so long to make it! Oh well, I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait!
How about this 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Fudge from Lauren at Oatmeal with a Fork? I can’t think of anything I’d rather have in my fridge than this gorgeous and tasty fudge. I have some pumpkin set aside to make it as soon as I can add sweet things back into my diet. Yum!
Last but certainly not least is this gorgeous No Bake Pumpkin Mousse Cake from Gabby over at the Veggie Nook! I was so amped when she posted this gorgeous recipe! It is like a cross between pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Yum! Definitely must try this when I’m able to!
And speaking of the lovely Gabby, she is one of the hostesses of the Healthy Vegan Friday Blog Party that I participate in when I have a recipe yummy enough to submit. This week I submitted my Healthy Cookie Dough Sundae recipe!
So that’s all for today! Let’s drool over all of the yummy things I won’t be able to eat for a while but will definitely make at some point! I won’t be posting tomorrow since I have a wedding but I will be back on Sunday with an ACD grocery haul and some more specifics about what I will be eating on this diet.
Have a great Friday night and Saturday my friends!