I dropped more than 20 pounds between diagnosis and surgery which was almost a year - having done a naturopathic regimen to begin with, then work issues, etc. I've been on Tamoxifen for almost a year now and gained same 20 (ok, 23) lbs but I was quite thin from the stress of everything so I'm back to a good/healthy weight. Last year I did Dr. approved fasting (5-7days), cut out nearly all sugar (everything white) and lost my taste for meat so was eating mostly veges. After surgery I needed to gain weight so the 'diet' went out the window for awhile but I'm back to a more moderate version --- keep sugar to a minimum -- but not sweating a splurge now and then. I'm not big on carbs so I don't mind giving up pasta, rice, potatoes, etc. Lots of cruciferous veges (broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, spinach) and meat in moderation. Dark chocolate and red wine have anti-cancer properties too so it's not all bad! There is a great, easy read book called "Food to Fight Cancer" by Richard Beliveau, Ph.D and Dr. Denis Gingras, Ph.D. Also, "Healing Spices" by Bharat B. Aggarwal, Ph.D. Ultimately, for me, the most important thing I do with respect to diet is eat real food -- it's the chemicals in the processed stuff that can really wonk up your system right down to cells and DNA. Of course I'm not perfect -- but I always think about the consequences of my choice which helps me limit the bad and keep up with the good. btw... I'm all in for a gin and tonic occassionally (and I know the tonic has gobs of sugar!!) Be happy with your choices whatever they are.
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