Mar 17, 2013 - 5:12 pm
I was hoping for some input on how you made changes to your diet after your diagnosis. I was diagnosed stage 1a/grade 1 and had my hysterectomy almost 7 weeks ago. During my time off for medical leave I have been reading 'The Anti-Cancer' book as well as others about how your diet can impact your tendancy to develop cancer, etc.
I do not know if I am expecting too much of myself or not pushing hard enough, but I am having trouble with sugar as I expected I would. I used to have a horrible diet resulting in morbid obsesity by being overweight by over 100 pounds. Since surgery I have lost about 15 pounds, switched to Stevia and eliminated granualated sugar totally from my diet. I feel this is progress considering I used to drink several glasses of iced tea daily w/loads of sugar as well as snack on licorice and other candy.
But I am having trouble eliminating sugar in other forms: for instance in my quest to add fruit I will eat apples, but have to dip in caramel sauce, their is quite a bit of fructose syrup in canned fruit, and if I am trying to avoid even these 'treats' I will 'reward' myself w/a mug of hot chocolate!
Have any of you gone thru this process? On one hand I keep telling myself cancer should be enough of a wake up call to make immediate, major changes, but then I justify my behavior by telling myself I ate poorly for 56 years and I am not going to change overnight!
Any feedback would be appreciated!