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Jun 4, 2013 03:16PM
I find this difficult too. I have rehabbed my diet a great deal, and I try to stick to healthy choices for the most part.
However, I think you need to find a way of eating that you can live with and that is not a constant struggle. I avoid red meat, for example, but I eat chicken. I checked, hormones are not used in poultry production. Is commercial chicken a super-food? Probably not, but I also don't think a moderate consumption of the stuff is going to give me cancer.
I drink red wine. I drink much less red wine than I used to, but I refuse to give up having a drink once in a while (meaning 2-3X a week).
I eat dairy. I stick to low-fat milk for my coffee, and some low-fat kefir and yogurt. I also eat cheese, but try to average a 1/2 oz (which is VERY little :( ) a day. For all the dairy, I pick goat, sheep or buffalo, as well as organic, whenever practical. OTOH, I do not drive myself nuts over it. The milk for my morning coffee is standard, crap supermarket milk.
Luckily I do not have a sweet tooth, so I have mostly given up sweets. But even there, I do still eat certain sweet things. My morning muesli has raisins in it. I often have a square of dark chocolate. Actual desserts though I usually skip. If I am at a party and there is a dessert I really love, I have some, but I try to save it for stuff I really, really like.
6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIb, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
06/20/2011 Cytoxan, Ellence, fluorouracil, Taxotere
09/13/2011 Mastectomy (Both)
03/08/2012 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)