I absolutely love bread! I especially love it when it’s freshly baked, and the aroma is filling our home.
The problem is that bread doesn’t like me. Every time I eat large amounts of it, I become exhausted. For years I didn’t understand why this was happening, and because of my ignorance, I was extremely frustrated. Maybe that’s the question that you are asking, “Why Does Bread Make Me Tired?” In this post, I am going to get to the reason.
Over the last couple of years, a doctor diagnosed me with something called candida. Candida is when the yeast found in our intestines become unbalanced and overgrows causing a ton of problems. My doctor told me that bread feeds that yeast living inside my gut, and that choric fatigue was a symptom of Candida.
Here are some significant symptoms of candida:
• Muscle aches
• Mind Fog
• Deficiency of vitamins
All carbs, like bread, are filled with Glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar, and yeast loves to feed on sugar. The more bread that I would eat the more the fungus would grow; my unbalanced gut was causing me a world of problems.
For you to get the yeast or candida in control, you must get rid of the sugars from their diet. To be completely clear, when I say “sugars” I mean every single form of it. Whether that’s fructose, glucose or refined sugars such as desserts or candy; every kind of sugar has to be removed from your diet if you are going to solve this problem.
I know what you are thinking: How in the world I’m I going to survive without sugar? That’s a valid concern. The best way to handle this situation is not elimination but substitution.
You need to substitute different kinds of sugar products for something that you can eat. Substitution is what I did, and I found it very helpful.
The Big Substitution
My diet is straightforward. I eat few surgery fruits, such as bananas, and I eat lots of fresh berries which contain less sugar.
Instead of eating desserts, I’ll eat a sugar-free yogurt with some berries mixed into it. It’s a dessert that is both delicious and healthy.
Remember, you do have options that will help you make the switch in diets without losing your mind.
There are lots of products today that are acceptable to eat on the candida diet and tastes fantastic.
I also wanted to say that no artificial sugars are allowed. These chemical-based sweeteners are to be avoided because they are not healthy and they’ll feed the candida. Two sweeteners are natural and approved on the candida diet. These natural sweeteners are stevia and xylitol.
Stevia is a natural plant-based sweetener that is great for you. It’s used for a whole bunch of different things from weight loss to a natural sweetener.
• Stevia is primarily grown in Brazil, Paraguay, Japan, and China.
• The natural sweetener tastes 200 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar, and because of this you only need a minimal amount.
• Stevia because the calories per serving are so low.
• It has shown potential health benefits as a healthful sugar alternative for people with diabetes.
• Stevia and erythritol that have been approved for use in the United States (U.S.) and do not appear to pose any health risks when used in moderation.
Xylitol, which is a sugar alcohol, is used in a ton of new products and claim to be an excellent substitute for non-sugar users. One of the most popular is Pure Gum, which claims to be a worthy replacement to the conventional gums that use aspartame (Which is the worse type of sweetener you could use).
If you want to get out of the crazy cycle of being tired and worn out, you need to change your diet. I know changing your diet can be challenging, but with patience and persistence, you can make it happen.
Replace sugars with great substitutes and use my suggested sweeteners. You may find by cutting out bread you begin to feel worse. I am going to write a post on this later, but you have to stay the course. When you eat bread, it produces a form of sugar that cause your candida to thrive. We want to kill off that yeast so that your body returns to a proper balance. For this to happen, it begins with your diet.
Your diet is where you are going to start.