Thanks for this. I’ll certainly up my protein intake.
I am currently taking Anastrazole. I could lose weight by eating healthy, but just could not lose the last 10 pounds. Talked to my nutrition advisor and she recommended raising my protein intake and watching the carbs. It worked for me and helped with the fatigue. She did not recommend a low carb or fad diet, just healthy carbs and staying away from high carb starches. (I don’t eat potatoes, corn, carrots often). There are some great choices for LoCarb breads now. I drink a protein shake once a day. I use to eat 45 grams of Protein, now my intake including the shake is 60-65. I dropped 15 pounds in two months on this type of eating. This was more than my goal of 10. I do use a treadmill 30 minutes 5 times a week. Hope this info that helped me, helps you.
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Thanks @waveylocks for this reply. I’ll have it looked into
I put on weight during chemo.......its the steroids that does it. I wouldnt do anything too drastic as your body has been through hell anf you do need time to recover. If you are eating a healthy diet you could try cutting your carbs down and increasing your physical activity (if you can, depending on your fatigue level). Its also worth having your thyroid checked as a friend of mine developed hypothyroidism as a consequence of her bc treatment.
Thanks for replying @Jackb. You’re right of course. It’s just another thing with this disease I have no control over though.
I’ll take in board your suggestions and give it a go
Hi. I found protein rich foods keep me fuller longer. So I eat more fish and eggs now. Your body needs to rebuild, not just from treatment but they also recommend during the menopause.My snacks are a few mixed nuts, dark choc, or dried fruit.(No cake or biscuits in the home).
I bought some resistance bands to keep me moving more, instead of sitting in the evening, do a few exercises - nothing too much, but start some new habits.
I personally wouldn't do slimfast.
It's not going to be easy. Can you buddy up with someone to encourage you? This helps to motivate me.
I hope you are kind to yourself, good luck.
I finished my chemotherapy and radiotherapy a week ago, and I’m now on anastrozole and I desperately need to lose weight, I have tried healthy eating but nothing works. Would it be okay to do something like SlimFast this soon? Does anyone have any ideas.?