Jillc5229 Posted May 16, 2014 Share Posted May 16, 2014 I'm a 33 year old wife and mother of two. My most significant health issue is being a survivor of ovarian cancer. Diagnosed seven years ago and cancer free for 3? 4? years (you would think you could never forget something like that). I've been through numerous surgeries and chemo twice (three times if you count a year of maintenence chemo in between recurrences). I've struggled with being overweight for most of my life and at a few points felt truly healthy and athletic - able to run, rollarblade, downhill ski. I have either struggled with that sugar dragon with no self control or had a 'healthy' (SAD) diet. As an adult, found success with Weight Watchers (more than once, but not sustained) and last fall I began a program called Ideal Protein (principled on putting your body into ketosis for the weight loss period, then maintaining by never eating fats and carbs together.) As part of my cancer treatment I have been in menopause for three years, the symptoms which are miserable at times were alleviated as I lost weight and the stored estrogen was released into my system. I did fine with the ketosis diet, losing 70 lbs. During the weight loss I was plagued by lack of energy/foggy head (remedied by taking salt as a supplement) and constipation (remedied with Citrucel pills). I've owned the book It Starts With Food for a long time, and have always quite liked it - the science and humor that makes it readable are great. However, I have could never quite commit to a paleo style diet. After surviving the ketosis diet, but coming out the other side struggling with maintenance, I would like to transition to whole foods/paleo lifestyle. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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