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8/14/13 7:39 P

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I do track food - nutrients as well as calories. I usually take in 1800-1900 calories/day but put in at least 60 min cardio/day and ST 3x/week so fall within acceptable margins. I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, but since my cancer will only have that one. My tumor was hormone + (both estrogen and progesterone), but I don't completely avoid any foods (like soy), just moitor intake and do my best to practice moderation. Even before cancer diagnosis I was cutting way down on processed and "white" foods and now make most of my meals from fresh ingredients - being retired really helps with having the time to do it. 18 months after my treatment, DH's doctor discovered a 9cm malignant tumor in his right kidney and performed a nephrectomy - so whether he likes it or not, he's basically on the same food regimen as I am. I told him how I was going to cook and prepare meals - he could eat whatever he wanted outside the house, but I had final say about what was in the fridge and pantry. The statement that caught his attention was " and if one of us dies, I'm going to Paris."

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8/14/13 5:44 P

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I do track my foods, I try to be as accurate as possible, & try to over-estimate rather than underestimate. My calorie range is 1200-1550, I try my best to stay closer to the lower end of the range, but that doesn't always happen. 1200 just doesn't seem to go very far some days!!

I'm allergic to seafood, although I can eat tuna salad, canned salmon, and cheap fish sticks (I think because they're more bread than actual fish!) I don't attempt anything else. Certainly not shellfish.

I've never had any type of cancer, and I admit that cancer concern has very little effect on my eating habits. But I am trying to eat more natural foods and not so much processed food.

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MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 13,888
8/14/13 11:22 A

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Have you been tracking your foods, and how many calories you eat per day?
-----Since I created my *SPARK* RESTART Program, I have begun to track my foods again. I'd forgotten how much it helps to do that and I try to stay within the caloric guidelines set out by SP based on my goals. That said, two friends who are oncological dieticians advise patients (and me) not to be caught up in the DAILY count because dieticians average it out by week.

Are you allergic or do you avoid certain types of foods?
-----I am allergic to raw greens, i.e. lettuces, raw spinach, kale, etc. As a result if I have a salad, it's made up of other things. MOST of the time I avoid meat, though if I suddenly have a craving when at a family cookout, I will allow myself a hamburger. I avoided it as a child because I didn't like the texture and now it is a more health-directed choice.

Does having cancer, being a survivor, or a person concerned about cancer, have any impact on your eating choices?
-----Though I've not had cancer, I am more aware of my choices, choosing more foods that are believed to have anti-oxidants, organic choices, and foods that are reputed to build my immune system.



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8/14/13 11:17 A

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I usually eat about 1400-1500 cal. but it can be more if I eat out. Since my BC was estrogen positive I steer clear of soy and get only organic milk. I would love to go completely organic but...very expensive.

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I usually eat about 1400-1500 cal. but it can be more if I eat out. Since my BC was estrogen positive I steer clear of soy and get only organic milk. I would love to go completely organic but...very expensive.

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8/14/13 10:57 A

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Have you been tracking your foods, and how many calories you eat per day? What is your current calorie range? Are you allergic or do you avoid certain types of foods? Does having cancer, being a survivor, or a person concerned about cancer, have any impact on your eating choices?


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