My husband and I went on a nice trip through work last week on a cruise ship. I was fairly high raw and able to stay 100% vegan with no grains. I was bad though and had some potato chips (OK, a lot). I've been struggling with candida treatment so all the fruit and potatoes I had on the trip were definitely a bad thing. I realize I'm whining and I did this to myself, but I decided to go on a phase 1 diet (virtually zero fruit, no grains, mostly veggies and some nuts/seeds) when I got back because I know I need to do something drastic to kick the intestinal badness.
I've been nauseated (esp. in the morning), tired, and achy. I'm pretty sure it's just detox but I'm a little dizzy in the mornings. I think I'm getting enough calories because I'm consuming large amounts of nuts for now until my body adjusts. I was 100% raw for months before the cruise - it's amazing what a week of cheating can do!
Has anyone else tried phase 1? How long did it take before detoxing became tolerable? I think my joint pain and nausea is candida die off (I'm also taking Nystatin). I really miss all my fruit (and I tended to go for the highest glycemic), so I'm hoping I hear that it's worth it and the first week is the roughest. I'm also hoping I don't have to do more than 3 months with the Nystatin treatment. Phase 1.5 or 2 looks bearable. Honestly, the food is good, but I'm allergic to tomatoes, peppers, and several other "allowed" foods, so it's going to get repetitive fast.
Thanks in advance!