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Feb 16, 2018 09:04AM
My DH and I don't count calories. We count carbs.
I have lost 53 pounds since diagnosis and he has lost 85 pounds. My cancers probably saved our lives. We were fat.
We eat protein (meats and eggs), fresh veggies, and fresh fruits. Dairy is confined to healthy cheeses and limited buttermilk for cooking.
We have eliminated white carb foods such as potatoes, white rice, breads as well as gluten and wheat. There is a great book, Wheat Belly, that taught me a lot about wheat and its connection to health and disease.
I believe that eliminating gluten has greatly helped with not having a lot of inflammation and joint pain.
We also stopped sugar and artificial sweeteners. However, DH will still have a Diet Cook and for special occasion I bake with Splenda.
I walk 5 days a week as well as stretch daily.
I wish you the best and hope that this is helpful.
6/2016, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
6/7/2016, LCIS/DCIS/IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
7/11/2016 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
8/21/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
8/22/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
1/20/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
2/22/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
4/4/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)