Kimberly
Online Facilitator
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    Hello and welcome to our forum. I’m sorry to hear you are struggling, but am glad that you found us…this forum is filled with other patients who truly “get” what you have been dealing with.

    If you do a search for “weight” on this board, you will see that many patients struggle with weight issues after treatment. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers, but I’ve included some tips below from a nutritionist who presented at our 2009 conference in Charlotte.

    1. Include breakfast daily within 2 hours of waking up.
    2. Don’t go longer than 5 hours in between meals
    3. Select “high volume” and “high fiber” foods such as fruits, veggies, and whole grains
    4. Limit servings of healthy fats to 1 per day
    5. Prioritize at LEAST 7 hours of sleep a night

    Once a doctor’s clearance is obtained to engage in activity, she also recommended 150 minutes per week of physical activity, plus strength training 2 times per week.

    Even thought weight loss seems to be much more difficult for some patients (including me) than it is for the rest of the population, it’s important to continue fighting the good fight and make healthy, whole food choices.

    Take care — and please keep us posted.