When I got back from London last night, Frank asked me where I’d found information about candida. I’d been following a gluten-, sugar- and caffeine-free diet the last few days as I thought my sticky mouth and sugar cravings could be explained by a candida over-growth.
He’d looked into it online too and came to the conclusion that it was a made-up diagnosis purely to sell Alternative Medicine. I was aware that some of the online quizzes I’d found included questions that anyone would say yes to. I conceded that perhaps something else was going on. My appointment with my GP is next week.
The possibility did succeed in halting my bingeing on sweet snacks (although I caved in this evening). I don’t have constant sugar cravings (I think I was just getting too used to eating sweet things) – I still have a sticky mouth but am aware I’m not drinking two pints of squash a day like I used to when it was warmer.
I’m drinking instant coffee instead of tea as I haven’t weaned myself off sugary tea and I always want something sweet after drinking sweet tea.
3pm? Ham and cheese salad sandwich + coffee
On my gluten-free bread. I still need to use it up and I got two loaves.
9pm Bean and beef coconut chilli with bread + coffee
9:10pm Gluten-free cereal with sultanas
9:45pm More flakes with Splenda