Candida Diary # 5: Learning to Enjoy Hot Wet Oats

Monday April 23

I started the day with the Yeast Buster drink.  That was the easy part.  Now, what the heck do I eat?  I usually start the day with a gigantic 1 litre smoothie made with yogurt, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, orange juice, and mango puree.  It is absolutely fantastic and a real joy to make and to drink, but now I find myself suddenly deprived of that and wondering what in the world I am allowed to eat.

Perhaps I jumped into this thing a bit too quickly.  I should have studied the guide before, but there is no time like the present.  A quick scan of the yes, no, and maybe lists shows that my morning smoothie is entirely on the “no” list.  Even yogurt which is often recommended for its probiotic properties is off limits.

Pancakes? … “no”.  Toast?….”no”.  Cereal?…. “no”

I imagine myself becoming an airtarian, living off the good vibes in whatever wafts by.  This is not going to be easy.

Finally I find that oats is on the “yes” list.  It is also on the “reduce” list, but as I haven’t figured out what that means (must read instructions soon), I decide to go with what I know, and a “yes” is still a “yes” in my book.  So, it is quick oats in hot water for breakfast.  Milk, sugar, honey are all banned, as are bananas and any fruit, so really, it is just hot, wet oats this morning.  I scarf it down imaging myself as an Irish peasant.  They wouldn’t complain, why should I? (After decades of hearing the “kids are starving in China” argument on many a TV show or movie, I think I am allowed to say this one).

With breakfast out of the way, I find myself at a loss as to what my next meal will be.  Back to the guide I go.  Like most cleanses, ALL leafy green vegetables are allowed.  Oh goody!  Chicken is also allowed, so dinner is a stir fry of chicken and kale.  Not my finest creation, but not too bad.