Jun 25, 2002 - 10:56 am
I have recently managed to lose twenty-five pounds healthfully even though I've been thru the chemo and just started 2/14/02 tamoxifen. I am walking thirty minutes briskly at least 3x a week. I also bought Dr. Atkins paperback book and read it cover to cover carefully. The diet is a lifestyle change and does have four components. The first phase called "induction" is more strict, but I've learned to cook within the parameters and have recreated comfort foods substituting cauliflower instead of the macaroni for my non-pasta macaroni and cheese. The key is you cannot do this half way. If you follow his plan you eliminate sugar, starches -bread, flour, potato,corn etc., and fruit initially. Eventually, you learn what your tolerances are and can begin to add back some fruit (basically the antioxidant ones: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries.