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Fighting4myLife 09-06-2013 12:23 PM

Low Carb Living for Health
 
I lived the low carb lifestyle for 7 years and maintained until my cancer diagnosis and then the depression and steroids kicked in and the appetite that comes with it :stars: Now that I've been tapered off of the steroids and I've come to terms with my "new" life, it's more important than ever to avoid sugar since cancer thrives on it.

Living low carb for as long as I did, I learned that feeling good is more important than just eating to eat. I lost my cravings and food became something to nourish my body with ~ not just something to make me happy. I'm so grateful that I know this way of life works and it kills sugar cravings. I'm hopeful that the lack of sugar will kill my cancer cells as well! I'm back on track and all ready not missing the sugar or carbs. I honestly believe there was a reason I embraced this WOE way back then and that reason was so that I could take care of myself when I truly needed to save my life ~ that time is NOW.

Biochic 09-06-2013 01:29 PM

Good luck to you!

pooticus 09-06-2013 03:17 PM

So sorry to hear of your diagnosis. :hugs: It's very true that this is the fight of your life. The low carb diet will go a long way toward helping your regain weight control. And will help the fluid weight from the steroids work its way off your body.

When I had cancer (I was Stage IIIC with a pretty aggressive breast cancer and 14 positive nodes out of 34 at surgery.), I not only low carbed, but I did research and decided the best thing for me was to also continue my intermittent, calorie restricted fasting. I believe it was very instrumental in shrinking the tumor over 60% prior to surgery and contributed in my remission.

I hope you will see similar success with your fight!

Fighting4myLife 09-06-2013 03:40 PM

Thank you, Pooticus and Biochic! Unfortunately, there is no cure for my cancer and it is considered "terminal", but despite the statistics that say I only have 15 months - 24 months average to survive, I have read cases of people living 25 years after diagnosis and I intend to be one of them! I have children to see married and grandbabies to hold one day! So I'll let the doctors do their thing and I'll do mine with a positive attitude and a low carb diet. :)

LadyKT 09-06-2013 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Fighting4myLife (Post 16593280)
Thank you, Pooticus and Biochic! Unfortunately, there is no cure for my cancer and it is considered "terminal", but despite the statistics that say I only have 15 months - 24 months average to survive, I have read cases of people living 25 years after diagnosis and I intend to be one of them! I have children to see married and grandbabies to hold one day! So I'll let the doctors do their thing and I'll do mine with a positive attitude and a low carb diet. :)

:hugs:

My BFF's mom just got diagnosed with BC (not sure which stage she's at - she just had a lumpectomy and now they're recommending chemo for six months & then radiation :cry: ). BFFs sister & I are very big on 'cancer diets' although sister's is vegetarian and mine is keto. BFFs mom is a chocoholic sadly...ugh. I pray she'll be okay, but who knows. BFF is freaking out and now I am too. I really hope she will be okay.

OP im praying for you too. It's so hard, I can only imagine. :hugs:

Emily-D 09-06-2013 08:21 PM

I believe that low carb is the best way to eat for a lot of medical conditions. Wishing you all the best!

snowangel9 09-06-2013 11:41 PM

Wow. That has to be really hard. Have you looked at the bottom of your foot? Do you see an expiration date stamped there? Dr.'s can only guess... Good luck in your battle! There are a lot of good books & information on supplements that could help too. I wish you all the best & will keep you in my prayers... :hugs:

Fighting4myLife 09-07-2013 09:36 AM

Thank you all! That comment about the bottom of my foot made me laugh. First thing I told my doctors when they gave me my prognosis was, " Easy there. Sit down, wipe that frown off your face and smile. We're going to be positive! We're a team and we're going to win and I am not a statistic! Only God will decide when my time is done, Kay? Kay! High-five! :high5:"


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