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I need to loose weight

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Sue8822
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Re: I need to loose weight

Thanks @waveylocks for this reply. I’ll have it looked into 

waveylocks
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Re: I need to loose weight

Hi Sue,

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. 

 

Sue8822
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Re: I need to loose weight

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 

sue 

Jackb
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Re: I need to loose weight

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. 

  • Try to drink more water. This keeps me fuller and more steps to the loo.
  • Exercise. You know you will feel and look fabulous when we set our mind to it. Don't set a massive target, one you can achieve...could you loose one pound a week for 6 weeks? Then try to maintain this. Find an activity you enjoy, swimming, yoga ,zumba, belly dancing. 
  • Sleeping is key, if you are not sleeping well, you may not have the energy to exercise.

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.

 

Sue8822
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I need to loose weight

Hi

Hi

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.?