You are right, the best thing is to listen to your body
The diet is essential - but only if you never, never cheat and have many months- one year ahead of you will that suffice.
I have done it, it worked.
Nowadays - I relapsed - it often happens - so nowadays I want to get there faster and then using antifungals will lead you there faster.
However you should know that using at least 2 different antifungals is essential. Otherwise candida gets resistant to the one you are using, have you tried grapefruit seed extract? You should rotate (3 weeks or so) using different antifungals to be more efficient fighting it.