Candida Cleanse Without Weight Loss?
I'm new to Bulletproof and have a burning question that I would love answers to from some of you well-educated health enthusiasts out there!
The short version of the question:
How to be sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free (except for butter) (as a woman) and NOT lose any more weight?
I am a 35 yo woman with two young kids. I gained 60 pounds with both of my pregnancies, and over 18 months post-natal, lost all of it plus a little more with a low-carb and low-sugar diet heavier in clean protein, and with exercise (and breastfeeding). Recently found bulletproof and am trying to incorporate more of the good fats. I'm a yoga teacher, but not hot yoga or power yoga or anything like that--more of a moderate, deep breathing and spiritual approach to yoga. I'm now happy with my weight and would like to maintain it while building a little (not a lot) more muscle. I recently started totally sugar, gluten and dairy-free to try to cleanse candida and boost my mental and emotional performance but the problem is that I keep losing weight even when I eat all I can. Believe me, when I'm not on this diet, that is never a problem for me and I tend to be someone who with a more standard diet can put on 10+ pounds very easily.
The symptoms I am trying to eliminate with this diet are:
At times the past few months these symptoms have been so intense that I felt I could hardly function, let alone play with my kids, teach yoga and write my book. Sounds like candida, right?
I've had a few days of feeling good, and a few of feeling really, really awful since eliminating sugar, dairy and wheat (about a week ago) and am hoping that that's the candida die-off. BPC is delicious and I have a cup or two every morning (with coconut oil and butter until my MCT shows up in the mail), but I am hungry by 10:00 or so and for the past few days have been letting myself have eggs at that point--again, because I just want to feel better and not lose more weight.
I'm not into BP supplements yet but take a good multi, fish oil, Vit D3, and Vit C.
Thanks for any help!