Being a Fussy Foodie

Food Diary Week 9

With a wet weekend camping in the Peak District this weekend, this week my food diary has a few cheeky BBQs and mugs of soya hot cocoa to keep me warm.

My food restrictions are:
Sugar Free & Yeast Free (due to candida diet), intolerant to: gluten, dairy, eggs, some oily fish and cashew nuts.

NB. Also as part of a healthy balanced diet and to avoid energy low’s I am aiming to eat 5 times a day; three main meals and two proper snacks (all of which must contain some protein). Each main meal needs to be eaten slowly with a balance of 1/4 carbs, 1/4 protein and 1/2 vegetables.

So here goes the latest on my food diary:

Food diary day 1 – Wednesday, 12 August
Breakfast Gluten Free Cornflakes, Puffed Oats, dessicated coconut and linwood seeds topped with soya milk.
Snack Fruitus bar and 1/2 a banana.
Lunch Salad: Lettuce, 1/4 avocado, beetroot,. pine nuts and Gluten Free Sausages x 1.
Snack 1/2 apple.
Dinner Jacket potato with Tomato Pesto and salad: beetroot, pine nuts, lettuce, avocado and pumpkin seeds.
Other Mug of 100% Pure Cacao soya, with manuka honey.


Food diary day 2 – Thursday, 13 August
Snack Fruitus bar.
Lunch Gluten Free Cornflakesoats, with 1/2 a grated apple, dessicated coconut, a few nuts and linwood seeds topped with soya milk.
Dinner Take Away Indian: Chicken balti cooked in olive oil with rice and poppadoms.


Food diary day 3 – Friday, 14 August
Breakfast Porridge with soya and dessicated coconut.
Snack Agave nectar chewy oat bar: made with tahini, pumpkin seeds, oats and puffed rice cereal.
Lunch Prawn salad: lettuce, tomato and 1/2 an avocado and 1 oat cake.
Snack 1/2 banana and piece of agave nectar chewy oat bar.
Dinner BBQ: Gluten Free Sausages x1 and 2 lamb chops with salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, tomato and a few olives, Handful of plain crisps. Then 1/3 papaya and 2 cubes of 90% chocolate.
Other Feel good drink with sparkling water and gin.


Food diary day 4 – Saturday, 15 August
Breakfast Cooked breakfast: 1 x corn thins with dairy free spread, 1 piece of bacon, 1/2 grilled tomato and some Sugar Free Baked Beans.
Snack 1/2 banana and piece of agave nectar chewy oat bar.
Lunch Houmous , 2 oat cakes, carrot and cucumber sticks.
Dinner Camping BBQ: 1 x Gluten Free Sausages, 2 chicken thigh, roasted courgette, tomatoes and green beans. Then a banana baked on BBQ with a cube of 90% chocolate.
Other 2 X Mug hot cocoa with oatly and rice milk.


Food diary day 5 – Sunday, 16 August
Breakfast Puffed rice cereal with rice milk, a few oats, and linwood seeds.
Snack Wheat Free Bar and 1/2 an apple.
Lunch Chip shop fish and chips (no batter).
Snack Natural licorice root and a few peanuts.
Dinner Gluten Free Pasta with beetroot, tomato, onion, spices and dairy free parmesan cheese.
Other An apple juice with water (80%).


Food diary day 6 – Monday, 17 August
Breakfast Puffed rice cereal with rice milk, a few oats, dessicated coconut and linwood seeds.
Snack Wheat Free Bar and 1/2 an apple.
Lunch 3 corn thins topped with ham, lettuce, tomato and cucumber.
Snack Green Veggie Juice: Apple, beetroot, ginger, cucumber and barley grass. Some Homemade Popcorn with agave nectar.
Dinner Jacket potato with dairy free spread, tomato pesto and roasted vegetable (onion, tomato and courgette).  Packet of oat cakes.
Other Glass of Feel good drink with sparkling water.


Food diary day 7 – Tuesday, 18 August
Breakfast Porridge with oatly and sprinkle of dessicated coconut and linwood seeds.
Snack 2 corn thins with dairy free spread.
Lunch 2 corn thins with sugar free baked beans.
Snack A chocolate egg free muffins and 1/2 an apple.
Dinner Mahi mahi fish with steamed courgette and runner beans and a few roated tomatos. Then a chocolate egg free muffins.
Other Mug of hot cocoa with oatly.

NB. In my food diary I have not included all the water, mugs of Ginger tea and Licorice Tea I drink.

More updates on my food diary coming soon so watch this space.

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  • Reply
    September 20, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Miranda, I love the site.

    I too follow a candida diet. The diet I follow insists that all sugars are elimited ie. Fruit; dried fruit or sugar substitues. I do find that if I slip and do have some fruit my craving for sugar becomes high and I feel I have less control on my blood sugar.
    Can I ask if you were recommended to continue with fruit?


  • Reply
    September 22, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Hello Marcia and thanks for the kind words, really glad you are loving Fussy Foodie.

    When I first did my anti candidia diet I had no fruit sugars for a year. Now I have a max (try to) of two peices of fruit a day. However I dont have dried fruit (unless small slip in a raw bar or something), grapes or melons as they are high fruit sugar content.

    The fruit I was recommended to try first was an apple (Granny Smith) and also watermelon.

    How are you finding the anti candidia diet?


  • Reply
    September 26, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Thanks Miranda.
    I find it hard, although once I’m on a roll it does get easier. I do find a little slip especially on the bread or fruit front sets my sugar cravings off again and I fall off the ‘wagon’.
    I’ve never been properly testing, just by an iridologist, but I know I am do much better on the diet. I have so much more energy, with no daily dips, and I lose my bloated tummy and excess weight. I am a very active person and teach yoga but always seem to carry an extra 5 lbs that I can never shift. However when being careful with my yeasts and sugars it just falls off.
    I’m off to try the spelt bread now!
    Thanks again,

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