Post 17: chapter Food addiKt....
My few Food addikt tips!!!Hello,
I realize that I haven't talked enough about food... and that's frankly a mistake on my part, because it represents a big chapter in my K and my life today... I won't hide it from you not that I'm more specialized in girly look/beauty advice, but I've still managed to study the issue well since all that...
This post will therefore be divided into 2 parts:
- during treatments
- after ( linked to my K / which largely affected the intestines I remind you )
Before Mr. not and ate everything, especially a lot of #pornfood // junkfood , but that was before!!
But the day when chemo and numerous operations ( x6 ) reared their heads, let's say that a new diet was necessary, here it is:
1) POST CHEMIO “DIET”:
Against all expectations, and despite everything we can read about “SUGAR” , every evening after my chemo:
A/ reflex when arriving home a huge GLASS of Red Coke full of ice cubes!
B/ my animal instinct pushed me to want a huge, fatty Mac DO for dinner, oozing with palm oil (yuck) and the pom-pom: a dessert topped with super sweet caramel/chocolate!!
So put away all the stories you can read about Sugar; my priority was to eat what made me happy, especially since I had lost a lot of weight and was as thick as a cotton bud!
- after numerous discussions with my oncologist on the SUGAR “problem”, we came to the conclusion (well especially him) that nothing had been proven/demonstrated, that the heaviness and arduousness of K treatments in general did not justify it in no longer a deprivation of pleasure in this crude world! We'll think about the green attitude later!!!
- moreover, not to encourage you, but rather to admit to you my greatest weakness, this same question was asked for my addiction to tobacco, given my levels of anxiety (justified) for almost 2 years, stopping tobacco n was not really in my TO DO priorities (well the problem is that now I don't really have an excuse, I'm completely stupid and addicted I'm really going to have to stop urgently, any advice on this subject is welcome …)
C/ the days after CHEMIOSIS : well, we're not going to lie, it was a little less partying and the orgy of food...
The following days (approximately 4 days after CARBOPLATINE), let's say that hunger was no longer really a subject... The problem was to manage the nausea with “tolerated” foods, this super enjoyable program was mainly made up of:
- Iced Red Coke ( if possible by beating it to remove the bubbles, and drinking it in small sips )
- Still iced water
- Sorbet (light type: mango, passion fruit, raspberry, etc.)
- Fresh tomatoes (seeded & without skin) with a drizzle of olive oil and a few black olives
- Apples cut into strips and without skin…
I admit that it's not a dream, but I have to make do with the means at hand, because there was no question of me fasting, given my chicken weight, and my body's energy needs...
>>> super important!
as we know Chemotherapy attacks all cells including the good ones :(, and in particular can be very violent for the liver, for this reason certain foods are very recommended to strengthen your liver:
- Black radish
- And buy Spirulina!!!!
2) POST OPERATIONS “DIET”:
As each Cancer is very different, I remind you that this part refers to my Cancer: K of the ovary which had metastasized almost everywhere in the intestine, forcing me to have an OSTOMY for 4 months, and taking into account the heaviness of my operation (9 hours of surgery “we remove everything”) I had lost more than 10kg, so note that the “Food” advice which follows takes these many elements into account ;)
A/ diet with OSTOMY / after operation (4 months)
“Featherweight” had to regain strength, “featherweight” weighed 46 kg for 1m76, “featherweight” has a high OSTOMY (at the level of the small intestine…), so “featherweight” assimilates food very, very difficult! Ouch!
- Eat what makes you happy as a top priority!!
- But avoid: too fatty… too fibrous (especially)
- My diet: a lot of starchy foods: pasta / rice / potatoes = PDT / white meats / fish and small cakes!
- Well, it's true that we can quickly get tired of PDT every day, so very occasionally I let myself be tempted by tomatoes/zucchini with seeds and without skin L, yum
- to really gain weight! the parenteral nutrition bags ( see my post 14) really helped me a lot... The ostomy is not a very reliable companion for gaining weight...
- high-protein juices (concentrated) too! I had set my sights on FRESUBIN JUICY Cassis flavor : really the least disgusting in its entire category after having tested everything! (and it is 100% reimbursed on prescription)
B/ diet after OSTOMY / maybe for life :(
When this damn OSTOMY (bag) was taken away from me, it was like a rebirth, this object for “my good” but torture was with the loss of my fertility, the 2 biggest traumas of my K. Especially because the OSTOMY requires great self-esteem, because this object of misfortune is truly an attack on your dignity, even if I had found all possible and imaginable alternatives to hide it as much as possible, and take it with a “smile” I must admit that it wasn't always easy, and very difficult to tame... In short, now that she is no longer here:
My diet had to adapt. During the “return to continuity”, you need to allow at least 1 month with baby food, to rehabilitate your intestines, PDT & carrot puree, broth without anything at all for example!
The problem that I have to admit, at least in my story, is that this diet has not been able to change much since this “new life”, according to my favorite onco, it is possible that my diet for life will not be not very varied, because the reasons are quite easy to deduce I don't intend to draw you a drawing... In short:
On the menu :
UPGRADING TO “ALMOST” GREEN:
During the battle, the time is not really for deprivation, nor for the upheaval of your favorite diet, on the other hand when the tomorrows which sing, finally sing, it is time to empty your cupboards and put yourself to “ green” (so to speak // because green foods are often very fibrous and therefore not really suitable for my K). I believe that after such an ordeal, you need to review your lifestyle and your food hygiene, to maximize your chances of recovering even healthier energy, to face your new life with lots of good things (unfortunately eating well/organic & Well, it has a certain cost, but it’s essential!)
- I would dream of going green, but let's say that fibers are still not my friends & I believe that they never will be again....
- on the other hand, since I have been in remission, I admit that I aspire to a very “healthy” lifestyle // now that the treatments are behind me, I hope forever ;), I avoid as much as possible the junk
- NO MORE JUNK FOOD / BOXED CAKES
- I buy organic
LEARN TO COOK!
BUY ORGANIC!!! (My friend AdlG. Is a farmer and I guarantee that by listening to him there is no longer any doubt!!)
- If you like cakes! do them yourself or go buy a nun at the patisserie, no more boxed cakes it's too harmful
- Every evening I concoct good dishes: white meats (organic raised outdoors very important), fish, PDT in all their forms, pasta, organic rice, red meat (from time to time / not too often organic if possible) unfortunately without too many fruits and vegetables to my great despair, or seeded and without skin (practical)
TOLERATE VEGETABLES (after a K like mine):
>> Carrots, avocados, PDT, Apples, Pears, Artichokes, Black Radish, Bananas, Kiwi
- Never a drop of alcohol again, except once a month a glass of white wine for fun (but that doesn't suit me at all) // or my new summer fad, a delicious Pina Colada with very little alcohol, I am anyway drunk after 3 sips
- Sports: boxing / mediation (download the “ Petit Bambou ” app, it’s great, easy and fun!!!)
- See my homeopath regularly so that he can give me natural boosters
- Only problem I still smoke... :(
>>> it is strongly recommended to consult a dietician during & after the K, it can really help you adapt your diet, think about it ;) (ask your oncologist to refer you to a professional he knows well)
Thank you for taking the time to read me :)
See you very very soon.
My few Fooding Tips!!!
I realize that I did not speak enough of food and that it is frankly an error of me, because that represents a big chapter in my K and in my life of today …I won't hide that I am more specialized in advice in looks / girly beauty, but I also managed to study well the question since all this …
This post will be divided into 2 parts:
- During treatments
- after (connected to my K / which widely affected intestines I remind)
Before the raid of Mister K in my life, I had never been confronted with the problems of food…Naturally very thin (bah yes there needs to be some luck somewhere), I would eat anything, in particular #pornfood // junkfood, but that was before!!
But when the chemo and the numerous operations (x6) pointed their noses, let us say that a new diet was imperative, here he is:
1) “ DIET ” POST CHEMO:
Contrary to all expectations, and nevertheless what we can read about the“SUGAR" , every evening after my chemo:
A/ reflex when arriving at home a huge GLASS of Red Coke full of ice cubes!
B/my animal instinct urged me to wish for an enormous MacDonald's have for dinner, oozing from palm oil (yuk) and the cherry on the cake: a dessert coated with caramel and sweet chocolate!!
So in the cupboard all the stories which we can read on Sugar; my priority was to eat what pleased me, especially as I had lost a lot of weight and especially as I was thick as a cotton stalk
- After numerous discussions with my oncologist about the SUGAR "PROBLEM", we arrived at the conclusion (finally he especially) that nothing was proven / demonstrated, that the heaviness and the hardness of the treatments of K generally did not justify to not please ourselves in this though world! We shall think of green attitude later!!!
-Moreover, not to incite you, but rather to admit my biggest weakness, the same question arose for my addiction in tobacco, seen my degrees of anxiety (justified) during almost 2 years, the stop of Tobacco was not frankly in my TO DO's of priorities (well the problem it is that now I really have no more excuse, I am completely stupidly addicted and I really need to stop urgently, any trick on this matter is welcome)
C/ The days after Chemo : although let's not link to each other, it was less fun and less food…
The days after (it would last 4 days after Carboplatine) let's say that hunger wasn't really a subject…The problem was the nausea with “tolerated” food, this very fun program was composed by:
- RED coca cola with ice (if possible without bubbles, i would shake it as much as possible and would drink it slowly)
- Mineral water iced
- Sorbet (light type: mango, passion fruit, raspberry , etc. )
- Fresh tomatoes (without pips and skin) with a little bit of oil and black olives
- Sliced apple without skin …
I admit that it doesn't make anyone dream, but it is necessary to make do with what is at hand, because it was not imaginable for me to be on an empty stomach, considering my weight of chicken, and needs for my body in energy…
>>> super important!
As you know the Chemo attacks all the cells including the good ones :(, in particular can be very violent for the liver, for that certain type of food is very recommended to strengthen your liver:
- Black radish
- And buy Spirulina!!!!
2) “ DIET ” POST SURGERIES:
As every cancer is very different, I remind you that this part is linked to my cancer: K of the ovaries which had spread itself all over my intestine, pushing me to wear / carry a STOMA during 4 months, and since my surgery was quite though (9 hours of surgery where “they took it all away”) I had lost more than 10 kilos, so please bare in mind that the FOODING advices below where to fit this situation
A/ Diet with OSTOMY / after surgery (4 months)
“Feather Weight” had to strenghten up, “feather weight” was 46 kg for 1m76 “feather weight” has a high STOMA located next to the small intestine, so “feather weight” could not really digest anything! Ouch!
- Eat what makes you happy as a priority!!
- But avoid: too fat…or too many fibers (most importantly)
- My Diet: lots of starchy foods: pasta / rice / potatoes = PTT / white meat / fish and small cakes!
- well it's true, that you get very quickly bored with PTT everyday, so very occasionally i would have tomatoes / zucchinis without pips and skin, yum.
-To get on weight! the nutrition pocket (see my post 14) really helped me…the Stoma isn't a realiable friend to get on weight….
- The protein juices too! Also ! I fell for FRESUBIN JUICY taste blackcurrant: was the least distant of all its category after having tasted them all! (and it is 100% reimbursed if you have it prescribed))
B/ Diet after STOMA / maybe for life
Ever since they took away this damn STOMA (pocket), it felt like a reborn, this object that was their for my “good” but was a torture was with the loss of my fertility, the 2 biggest traumas of my K.
Especially because the STOMA asks for a high self esteem, because this object of misfortune is really an infringement on your dignity, even if I had found all the possible and conceivable alternatives to hide it as far as possible, and to take it with the " smile" I have to admit that it was not every day easy, and very difficult to tame …In brief, now that it is not any more there:
My food had to adapt to it. During the "back to shape", it is necessary to count at least 1 month with baby food, to readjust your intestines, mashed potatoes and carrot, broth without absolutely nothing for example!
The problem which I have to admit, in any case in my story, is that this diet hasn't changed a lot since this "new life", according to my favorite oncologist, it is possible that my diet for life is not highly varied, the reasons are rather easy to deduct I don't plan to draw a picture for you …In brief
To the menu:
PUT to “ALMOST” GREEN:
During the battle, the hour is not really for the hardship, nor for the shake-up of your favorite food, on the other hand when the brighter future sings finally, it's time to make the space in your cupboards and to put yourself to the "green" (way of speaking // because the green food is often very fibrous so not really adapted in my K). I believe that after such an event, it is necessary to revise its lifestyle and its food hygiene, to maximize your chances to get back to an even healthier energy, to face your new life with a lot of good things (unfortunately to eat well / organic and good, that has a certain cost, but it is essential!)
- I shall dream to put myself in green, but let us say that fibers are not always my friends and I believe that they will never be it anymore….
- STOP to JUNK FOOD / No more cakes in boxes
- I buy Bio now
- Ever since I am in remission, I have to admit that I am attracted to much a healthier lifestyle / now that the treatments are behind me, I hope for always ;) I try as much as possible to not eat junk food.
LEARN TO COOK!
BUY organic food! !!! (My friend AdlG. is a Farmer and I guarantee that by listening to him there are no more doubts!!)
- If you like cakes! Make them yourself or go and buy them from the pastry shop, cakes in box are too harmful
- Every evening I cook good dishes: white meats (organic free-range very important), fishes, PTT under all their forms, pasta, Organic rice, red meat (from time to time / not Too often organic if possible) unfortunately without too much fruits and vegetables for my big despair, or then deseeded and without skin (practical)
THE TOLERATED VEGGIES (after a K like mine):
>> Carrots, avocados, PTT, Apples, Pears, Artichokes, Black Radish, Bananas, Kiwi
- Never more a drop of alcohol, except once a month a glass of white wine for the pleasure of it (but isn't a success at all) // or my new summer whim, a delicious Pina colada with very little alcohol, I am drunk in any case after 3 sips
- Sport: boxing / Meditation (download the app “ Petit Bambou ” it’s great, easy and fun!!!)
- See my homeopath frequently so that he can give me some natural boosters
- Only problem i still smoke…
Some “ GOOD ” VITAMINS:
- Fruits are of course essential, buy a blender for those who tolerate fruits and make yourself some smoothies!
- VITAMIN D
- See a homeopath ;)!!
- >>> it is recommended to go and see a Dietitian during & after the K, it can really help you to adapt your food habits, think about it (ask your oncologist to recommend a pro that he knows well)
Thank you for having taken the time to read me
See you very very soon