Hi GH1000, I ate vegetarian for 14 years. Within that time frame I ate vegan and the macrobiotic diet. Donna Gates trained under Michio Kushi, the leader of the macrobiotic movement in the states. The macrobiotic diet, in my experience, is one of the worst diets you could possibly eat. For this reason I could never get into Gates' recommendation of eating any of the grains while trying to reduce your candida load. I do agree with her teachings on fermented vegetables and fermented milks.
If you are eating a diet to rid yourself of candida you are going to loose weight in the beginning.
Have you done a colon, liver, parasite, or kidney cleanse yet. Do you know what your metabolic type is.
Candida is a parasite and your body is playing host to it. As well as healing your gut through diet, you need to reduce your fungal overgrowth.