i'm no expert, but in my situation i cleared up my candida overgrowth several years ago, and i have been able to return to a "normal" (lack of a better word) life. however i was on the strict candida diet for 6-7 months before my energy levels went up (and the candida overgrowth was deemed in-check by my nutritionist)... i admit i have lapsed back into some bad habits, but since going through the whole candida episode, i have learned about nutrition and really do not crave sweets at all any more. in fact, if i eat them i usually feel sick. this is completely opposite to the way i was before the cleanse.
i remember being very dejected,depressed, and frustrated in the 3rd - 4th months of that horrible diet...please stick with it because the benefits will definitely be worth it after you get rid of this.... and you will probably find that there are a lot of things that you won't even be interested in eating after you are through (for me sweets, and white pasta which i used to eat constantly)