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Looking to Reduce Weight Post Treatment

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I put on about two and a half stone during treatment and have just started to lose it!  I am exercising (Zumba, Pilates and gym) and eating a low carb diet. My local cancer support referred me to my local sports centre so I have three months free membership, a support programme and free classes. It has really helped me to gain confidence in starting to exercise again. Maybe your cancer centre does something similar?  Kx

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Hi, I don't know if you have much free time, but as I had recently stopped working before my treatments I managed to lose weight and feel good by being more proactive with my friends. I put my thoughts out there and everyone was keen to join me walking most days whilst we chatted, rather than sitting and chatting. Obviously finished off with a cuppa at some point, but often did a fairly healthy lunch generally rather than cuppa so didn't eat too many cakes! 😀

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@safarikath wrote:

Hi Amy

 

I am losing weight by going to my local slimming world group. I find attending the group a massive support and it really helps to keep me motivated. Its a great way of sharing recipes, ideas, and inspirational stories. I lost a stone in 6 weeks prior to christmas. 

 

Losing weight successfully is a very personal thing. What works for one, may not be what works for someone else. There are lots of ideas of what 'cancer sufferers/survivors' should & shouldn't be eating too which can seem quite daunting & pressurised. I attended a session at Maggies cancer centre run by a cancer specialist nutritionist and found that really helpful. From there I was recommended to look up various cancer diets and use what I thought i could work with. So, I am using the principles of the Plant Programme (Jane Plant) and Professor Richard Beliveau's 'foods to fight cancer' and incorporating them into the slimming world plan (easier than it sounds). I should also say that I am still having treatment but am feeling really good after cutting right back on the sugar. If you wish to know any more I would be happy to help. Good luck in whatever you decide & remember to be kind to yourself x

 


Thank you so much for sharing this. I really adore this swimming group yours. I hope I could something similar to myself. I have started jogging in the morning along with my partner. We also met other great people during the run and they've suggested us a lot of other helpful ways too include some typical nutrition guides and calorie expenditure.... You know, like all the technical stuff. I couldn't understand much but there was something about TDEE Calculator and BMF.

 

Anyway, I'll check out these Plant Programme (Jane Plant) and Professor Richard Beliveau's 'foods to fight cancer' . Thanks for suggesting them. I hope you're doing great on the other side 😘 

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Oops I forgot to say My name is Kath x

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Re: Looking to Reduce Weight Post Treatment

Hi Amy

 

I am losing weight by going to my local slimming world group. I find attending the group a massive support and it really helps to keep me motivated. Its a great way of sharing recipes, ideas, and inspirational stories. I lost a stone in 6 weeks prior to christmas. 

 

Losing weight successfully is a very personal thing. What works for one, may not be what works for someone else. There are lots of ideas of what 'cancer sufferers/survivors' should & shouldn't be eating too which can seem quite daunting & pressurised. I attended a session at Maggies cancer centre run by a cancer specialist nutritionist and found that really helpful. From there I was recommended to look up various cancer diets and use what I thought i could work with. So, I am using the principles of the Plant Programme (Jane Plant) and Professor Richard Beliveau's 'foods to fight cancer' and incorporating them into the slimming world plan (easier than it sounds). I should also say that I am still having treatment but am feeling really good after cutting right back on the sugar. If you wish to know any more I would be happy to help. Good luck in whatever you decide & remember to be kind to yourself x

 

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Looking to Reduce Weight Post Treatment

Hi, 

 

Thanks to this forum. I have never adored a community so much because you guys were way too supportive throughout the journey. Though, this is my first post, I have been reading threads and articles for 2-3 years now anonymously. 

 

I just have a little question. Now that I am releived from all the stress, I wish to get fit again and want to reduce some weight. What are you guys suggesting?

 

Thanks,

Amy