I fasted before every chemo and my side effects were a lot less than the women on my chemo thread or in my unit. I followed the work of Valter Longo and I did get tired but I had no stomach problems, no sickness, no thrush, I never had a high temperature. All in all I did pretty well and these days I eat once a day and put in a 3 day water only fast about every 2 or 3 months. I do it to keep my blood chemistry in check.
This is a link to the fasting thread on here: https://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/t5/Chemotherapy/Anyone-else-fasting-while-on-chemo/m-p/1282078...
All in all in is quite easy when you get used to it. Read/watch Valter Longo.
Hi Gina G
This is a very interesting approach. I imagine that others have thoughts on this as well and will hopefully be along soon to share them.
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I have not been on here for a while, but do far I have been okay.
Currently on Ribociclib and Letrozole, with monthly Zometa.
Just want to ask if any of you have fasted before Chemotherapy treatments or kept a couple of days on a restricted diet.
I only fast at night time, I don't eat after 7:30pm, only clear tea and water until 7:00 the following morning. Then I do eat well and have cut nothing from my diet, except processed meats and crap.
I feel that if my body wants to rest then that that is what it should do.
What are your thoughts?.
Have a good evening.