I know it's crazy to start a Candida diet right around the holidays, but I just needed to see if I could do it. I have suspected Candida to be a problem with me even though I have FMS, TMJ, migraines, IBS. I haven't started taking any antifungals yet, I first wanted to try eliminating sugar, while flour and basically junk from my diet. I'm tired of hearing people at work talk about holiday parties, food, going out for dinners and clubs. I can barely leave my house when I get home from work because of brain fog, pain, you all know. I bring salads to work and use only extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. I'm tired of people always asking me stupid questions like, why do you eat such plain stuff. I feel once again like a freak or something. And I do miss the sugar, the cravings have only stopped a little. On the positive note, I do feel lighter like I have maybe lost a few pounds, but I don't think I can go on like this for months. This diet is CRUEL, LOL. So far I'm on day 9 with NO SUGAR. It was extremely hard for me as sugar is what I crave so much that I think it's basically an addition as well as a Candida problem. I have extra stressors going on too, my father is elderly and ill, my job is too competitive and I can't always keep up, money is tight for the holidays, and I want a Snickers bar, LOL. I'm trying to keep a sense of humor, but sugar or candida die off is really starting to depress me. I feel light headed, foggy, and my IBS is still bothering me. Any suggestions on how to cope with everthing, or sugar cravings? Hugs, Chelz.