• Any one else having a tough time staying away from sweet stuff?

    Asked by 3tykes on Thursday, June 11, 2015

    Any one else having a tough time staying away from sweet stuff?

    I know that sugar is not good for cancer patients, yet i'm having a really tough time staying away from sweet stuff lately. What do you all do when you feel like having a desert, a candy or even some thing simple as a donut or pancakes for breakfast..... :)

    52 Answers from the Community

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    • Penny82's Avatar
      Penny82

      There is a misconception when it comes to cancer/sugar connection. Yes cancer feeds on sugar but so does every other cell in the body. Every food we eat breaks down into sugars the cells in the body use for energy. Whether you eat straight sugar or a piece of bread it is all converted into energy the cells use. The pancreas releases insulin to regulate the blood sugar. That being said if you indulge in the occasional sweet it is not the worst thing you could do. You want to try to keep a healthy diet so your body gets vitamins it needs. But with spring here there are fruits in season and that may help with your sweet tooth. The yogurt whips from Yoplait? are very good if you freeze it.

      about 6 years ago
    • Ioskeha's Avatar
      Ioskeha

      I Have a very different outlook compaired to most cancer survivors that I have met. I haven't allow it to change my life in ways I deem unenjoyable. I only going to live once. May as well enjoy it.

      about 6 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      There are ways to feed your sweet tooth without exciting the cancer cells.

      Fruit. Whole fruit.

      Mango is in season. Try a few of those honey ones. And melons, OMG, so sweet and succulent.

      If you've had blood work done, I'd be willing to bet that it shows that, at least some, of your vitamin/mineral counts are out of whack.

      Spend an extra few dimes on yourself and eat sweets made of substances other than chemical.

      Do you enjoy being a sugar addict? A corporate cow to be milked for cash in exchange for, what? A donut? I looked at a box of frozen cinnamon buns. It was, according to the ingredient list, all chemicals. I did not recognize a single ingredient, including cinnamon!

      A pancake won't be your total downfall but the imitation syrup very well may.

      Instead of staying away from, learn to go to new foods which are Mom Nature provided sweet things.

      How about an orange (peeled), a mango, an avocado, and a few white grapes mixed as a blended drink for breakfast tomorrow? Bet everything you have that it will taste succulent and sweet. It you want crazy sweet, add a section of pineapple.

      As to food, you haven't enjoyed anything yet.

      Best wishes.

      about 6 years ago
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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Well, i eat pancakes, a candy, or a dessert. I don't overdo it, but i don't deny myself either. Penny82 is right about sweet fruit. I ate a plum yesterday that was every bit as sweet as candy.

      about 6 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      My doctor has never told me sugar has anything to do with cancer. Although obesity is a risk factor, I read just yesterday that sugar has no impact on cancer, other than if it prevents you from eating a variety of other foods for good nutrition.

      Enjoy your life. Even Weight Watchers doesn't make you stop eating sweets. Moderation is the key.

      about 6 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      I think everything in moderation is ok. After all, you probably didn't feel like eating anything sweet during treatment, so maybe your body is craving it.

      about 6 years ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      I say as long as it's in moderation, go for it! I know one day I will no longer be on this earth and food better than the sweets we know of will be there for me to eat in heaven, but I'm still young and am going to be on Earth for quite a while, and why spend it in deprivation and misery because I miss chocolate? My oncologist even said a cookie wouldn't harm me. As long as you don't go nuts with it, I say have the occasional sweet. HUGS and God bless.

      about 6 years ago
    • Evonn's Avatar
      Evonn

      I agree with the others that say moderation is fine. I keep small sweets around the house. When I am nauseated or need a break from that metal taste that sometimes I happen I eat Sour Patch Kids. I found the other day that I actually prefer Dannon Yogurt fruit on the bottom (lemon) more than lemon meringue pie. I also like to bake. You have to life and not just exist.

      about 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I would have a terrible time getting off of them. I tried to cut back a couple years ago and had trouble. It must be about like trying to quit smoking. I have to have some sweets.

      about 6 years ago
    • mpt33905's Avatar
      mpt33905

      I went to an interesting seminar yesterday and the question about sugar was asked. The cancer experts stated emphatically that sugar does not cause cancer, nor does it feed cancer! There is so much BS on the internet. Even some of my well wishing friends have told me crap like this!
      Eat as healthy as possible and enjoy your life! The oncologist (Dr Don Dizon) from Mass Gen Hosp says he has come to the conclusion from discussing with all his patients that the 'secret' to survival is EAT CAKE AND HAVE SEX! ENJOY YOUR LIFE'

      about 6 years ago
    • Rustysmom's Avatar
      Rustysmom

      All this made me think of one day in the chemo infusion room when one of the guys asked in a loud voice. " Is it just me or does anyone else crave chocolate?" We all laughed, and about half of us agreed with him. I mostly ate pretty healthy, but a fudgsicle was one of my favorite treats while going thru treatment!

      about 6 years ago
    • TXHills' Avatar
      TXHills

      There is living and then there is merely surviving. Eating too many sweets can make you crave more of them, and add empty calories. That can limit your nutrition and cause unwanted weight gain. I like to do some swaps. I make pancakes with half whole wheat flour and half regular, add in some ground flax seeds for extra fiber, some applesauce to make them tender, then use sugar free syrup. There are good ones out there. You can top it with warmed frozen blueberries or other fruits, to make it even sweeter. My chocolate secret is......Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate in the baking aisle. A 20 0z bag is under three dollars. Each chip is only five calories and 16 of them is only 6 grams of sugar. Hint: Don't chew....let it melt all over your tongue.
      Enjoy your life, every day.

      about 6 years ago
    • debsweb18's Avatar
      debsweb18

      My breast surgeon told me to stay away from sugar and no more than 5 fruits a day because of the natural sugar. My oncologist told me it's not so much the sugar as it is gaining weight. Fat increases the production of estrogen. I did really well for the first 2 years and passed by the sweets in the office and elsewhere. But then I lost weight (not a bad thing) when I was told not to eat too close to bedtime because of reflux. I kept the weight off for a year without trying. Then the sugar bug hit me this last Christmas and won't let go. I've gained all the weight back :(

      about 6 years ago
    • DJS's Avatar
      DJS

      Yeah, but that didn't start with cancer. I keep things in the house that will keep me from running out and rushing to the nearest cupcake boutique, or ordering dessert every time we're at a restaurant. Angel food cake is practically a member of our family now. We top it with fruit (I love banana slices, my husband loves berries), throw on some sugar or fat free Cool Whip, top the whole thing with sprinkles, and that'll keep me from doing real damage with something else. Fat free cinnamon graham crackers, sliced apples with either regular or chocolate PB2 (look at their website) is great…the bottom line is that if I don't get what I want in a wholesome way, I won't rest until I've gotten something and it's usually not even remotely healthy. I can be a brat when it comes to food, so I have had to find a way to get what I want and still be able to zip my jeans standing up.

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      It's mostly keeping your blood sugars stable so there isn't a SURGE of sugar into the system. Keeping blood sugars regulated throughout the day is good for over all health. A surge from a cookie needs a lot of insulin rapidly and insulin is a growth hormone. A plum has fiber wrapped around it and slows down the influx of the sugar and a smaller amount of insulin is needed. ALSO high blood sugars is generally bad for our entire immune system.

      about 6 years ago
    • PennieEckard's Avatar
      PennieEckard

      In the beginning of my journey, i stayed away from sugar. Now if I want something sweet, I eat it. I do eat a lot of fruits and veges, but there are times in the evening or after dinner I want something sweet so I allow myself. I don't eat as much as much as I did prior to my diagnosis, but I am not going to give up something I really want now. :)

      about 6 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      It sounds like everyone said the same thing, that sugar is not the villain, so people should stop calling it a villain. Yes, obesity is a risk factor for cancer, but to reply to the original Question above from 3Tykes, there's no reason to feel guilty every time you want a few grams of sugar.

      For example, snack size candy bars have very few grams of sugar compared to a piece of pie, and are a better alternative if you can just eat one or two. Get used to looking at food values on your prepared foods and you can pick and choose where to have your sugar.

      about 6 years ago
    • 3tykes' Avatar
      3tykes

      Thanks you guys for helping me get a bit of clarity on the sugar issue......sooooo now i'm gonna have a blueberry scone without having too much guilt! :) By the way....walked 4 miles this morning, so guess this can be my reward!

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      The walk itself and the good it can do should BE the reward not a blueberry scone....as good as it tastes.....I used to like blueberry filled donuts and eclairs....Do whatever floats your boat...lol

      about 6 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar
      Nonnie917

      I usually fix a cup of herbal tea with a teaspoon of Organic Agave. Seems to help some.

      about 6 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      If you believe "rumbles," I read recently that they suspect that the new sugar-free sweeteners are just as bad for you as the old ones.

      about 6 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      My unique 'white sugar diet' somehow failed to prevent treatment from killing two dozen tumors and small intestine lymphoma in 6 weeks. PET and CT completely clear. Actually, the rush of sugar may have stimulated my immune system into producing supercharged white blood cells that absolutely hammered the cancer.

      Can't prove otherwise.

      If you are a vegan/green/organic/natural activist - eat on! May you live long and healthy! But, I must advise that your claims/beliefs/doctrines/opinions will be subjected to rational scrutiny.

      about 6 years ago
    • msesq's Avatar
      msesq

      Sweet and sour were the only two things thay tasted good during chemo. I tried to eat only dark chocolate and citrus fruits but the lemon sucking candy was too much to resist. So much for weight loss during chemo.

      about 6 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar
      Nonnie917

      TXhills, could you email me your recipe for your pancakes? I am a diabetic and that recipe would be great for me. Wouldn't hurt my husband either. You can get my email from Greg. I will let him know you need it to email me. Right now we eat wheat pancakes and white flour (not good) Belgin waffels.

      about 6 years ago
    • DebbieI's Avatar
      DebbieI

      I take chromium to help with cravings for carbs and sweets. It's part of a weight loss program I am on. Talked to Naturopathic doctor and she confirmed it would help. She said try to eliminate all sugar, sweetners, honey, fruit juices. It's hard and I havent reached total elimination but I am seeing a difference. Btw, my onocologist said there's no proof any type of diet helps. I am trying to just be the healthiest I can be.

      about 6 years ago
    • Marge_D's Avatar
      Marge_D

      I strongly believe that my excessive eating of candy gave me cancer. I was truly an addict. Since my diagnosis I do not eat any processed sugar. Occasionally, I give in to organic dark chocolate or organic dark chocolate covered cranberries. I also eat tons of raw fruit for my sugar cravings. Sometimes even dried nectarines. But I am afraid of processed sugar and will never eat it again.

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      It's not JUST processed sugar but the Corn Syrup in drinks and all the simple carbs like breads and cookies.

      about 6 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Truthfully, it is the sugar in your bloodstream and only that sugar that feeds your healthy cells as well as those which have mutated during mitosis. Deprive yourself of sugar and your body automatically generates it in order to survive. So, it is your body that feeds the cancer - that much is well known.

      Certain radicals have seized on white sugar as the evil enemy of mankind. And carbs. And red meat. And white meat. And any meat. And fish. And polysaccharides. And saturated fats. And bleached flour. And.............and...........and............

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Po Guy you are just wrong and always answer your own question....lol
      It's about HOW fast the sugar hits your blood stream and a large load all at once requires LOTS of insulin which is a Growth Hormone....you keep saying stuff but it's not true. OF Course we need LOTS of sugar to thrive but the sugar from complex carbs hits the bloodstream much slower. SO just give it a rest. WE NEED Sugar but only when it's rapped in time release fiber....that's one of the reasons the fiber is there as a control rod for the sugar....ugh

      about 6 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      My downfall is not sugar but salt. But I have found that "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. So I have incorporated a lot of healthy things into my deserts, For example banana bread. I think I have over twenty recipes for bananas. I make my own applesauce and sweeten it with honey. Unfortunately I cannot afford raw sugar. I wish I could avoid commercial sugar altogether, because much processed sugar comes from GMO grown sugar beets.

      about 6 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Barry, help me and others out here: Are you claiming now that growth hormone grows cancer? I thought it was sugar? If so, please post a study citation, as this is fascinating stuff. And, if it does, can and does it also grow the immune system? I thought that was a good thing???

      about 6 years ago
    • Marge_D's Avatar
      Marge_D

      po18guy and other skeptics. I am puzzled why anyone would just ignore these studies that show a connection between diet and cancer, or just "pooh pooh" them. What if they are correct? Isn't it better to err on the cautious side and reform one's eating habits. I have to say that I have all but eliminated gluten, processed sugar (I include corn syrup in that category), chemicals and meat from my diet and increased those foods that have been shown to have some anti-carcinogenic properties (brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, walnuts, turmeric, kale, blueberries and on and on). I feel so much better than I did pre-cancer. What is the down side?

      about 6 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      During my recovery from my first cancer, I suffered from low blood sugar. My oncologist said cancer feeds on sugar and it takes sugar from cells.
      I have tried to get good sugars into my eating. However there are financial constraints. I try to make most of my sweets.
      Marge the downside just might be that eating is just not that much fun.

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Po Guy

      High Blood Sugars are just bad for the body....FIBER in Carbs control and regulate the amount of sugar hitting the blood stream. HIGH Insulin Levels are bad for Everything AND Too much of a growth hormone can stimulate growth in tumors.....SO.....even if you don't believe this EVERYBODY should strive for even, slow sugar surges into the blood stream. ALSO IF cancer cells need more sugar to keep going than regular cells Slower and gradual ingestion and assimilation of blood sugars will be eaten by all the cells (Enough for the healthy cells ) but the Cancer cells won't get their desired allotment and MAY slow it down a bit. There is NO Argument that Foods that grow on Plants and Bushes are a healthier diet for all People and especially for sick ones. SO.....You sound like the Amazing Randy....you are in DENIAL and that's just a fact. BUT I love your passion even thought you are wrong, wrong, wrong.....LOL
      AND our Saga continues.....LOL

      about 6 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Barry, et al, as I am sure you know, high blood sugar is diabetes! Uncontrolled, it leads to coma and death within minutes. If your pancreas is functioning normally, your blood sugar is controlled within a narrow range. The same with acidity and alkalinity. We function - life can exist - only within carefully and narrowly controlled conditions, which our bodies regulate automatically. Should we limit sugar intake? Oh, sure! Should we eat healthy? Certainly, but should we extract all pleasure from life out of fear of some potential illness? That sounds to me like being a prisoner in our own bodies.

      Sugar is the fuel of our body's cellular reproduction. We are designed that way. Can't live without blood sugar. Starve cancer and you also starve your immune system. Starve yourself of sugar and your body converts muscle into sugar to stay alive. Look at prisoners of war and we can see this happening. Primitive, organic diets did not prevent cancer, as mummified remains have revealed from ancient civilizations. No matter how much of a junk food junkie we are, or a primitive eater, we all face the risk of cancer.

      What I try to live is moderation, since the cause of cancer itself, as well as the cause of our individual cancers, is still unknown. We get into trouble when we fall prey to an ideology that mistakenly assigns a cause to our cancers. That may be comforting, but it does not reflect reality. Who suffers when we make draconian changes to our lifestyles out of fear? Frankly, I would rather deal with the cancer than live in perpetual fear of it. When it comes to fight or flight, I choose to fight - especially when fleeing may still net you some form of cancer.

      If the "cure" for cancer is so easy, so natural, so available, if cancer can be somehow avoided, why is there still cancer? Why did primitive civilizations have cancer? Could it just be that cancer is more complicated than the easy "solutions" that we conjure up in our minds? Realistically, the answer is "yes."

      about 6 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      MargeD, you asked what's the "downside" to eating your diet---as BoiseB said, "it's not that much fun!" Considering that last week my cholesterol/lipid levels and blood sugar were all better than normal range, my food choices are working for me, along with the chemo pill I take every day. If it stops working, I'll modify my food accordingly. Similarly, although I know some exercise is good for us, I'm not going to exercise to the exclusion of all other things. Quality of life is important, too.

      My oncologist is very well read, teaches oncology residents and fellows at a major medical school, and speaks at national and international meetings for oncologists, TEACHING them at their request. I tend to believe him when he tells me that food choices will not impact my cancer, not even the dreaded Diet Coke.

      When you read a study, critical thinking dictates you consider the source of information, the design of the study, and that study results are not necessarily conclusive or causal. If you don't do that, you are liable to be "barking up the wrong tree."

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Denial ain't just a River in Egypt.....LOL
      Everybody needs to do what THEY think is best for THEM.
      Just do the best you can.....

      about 6 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Sucking on a cane sugar stick all day long won't bother you a bit. It will give your mouth something sweet to chew. Chomping down on a beet or a carrot won't bother anyone a bit. Most of the sugar you eat is made from beets.

      Inserting a bit of Round Up into the beet chromosome changes it completely. Other countries (where genetically modified foods are banned) did studies (prior to the bans) and found that genetically modified organisms cause changes in the body of that which ingests it. In other words, rats which were fed Round Up Ready genetically modified products and organisms developed tumors and blood anomalies.

      Cancer has exploded since the introduction of GMOs. It began with high fructose corn syrup in the 70s of the 20th Century and has gotten worse as GMOs proliferate. I'm not saying it is the only cause of cancer but I am saying it is a contributor. High Fructose Corn Syrup is made from Round Up Ready corn (most of the corn on the market) and therefore just another GMO in your gullet.

      If you were using fresh flour that hadn't been bleached (yes, it is done with chlorine), wheat that hadn't been genetically tainted, sugar which hadn't been modified or highly processed, flavor extracts which hadn't been obtained using hexane (poison), fresh eggs laid by fowl which hadn't been fed GMO garbage; if you were skipping the "natural flavors" (some made from XXX anal glands or cockroach shells), the fillers (what is the powder they add to stevia, a green leaf, which bulks it up for use of an item which is 80+ times sweeter than sugar and of which a teeny bit satisfies), the chemicals and so forth, it would be a lot easier to ear manufactured sweets.

      People aren't built to eat chemicals and poisons. You body makes a little formaldehyde just to process some of these corporate "easy living" products. Humans requires vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids to survive. Those things barely exist in packaged goods.

      Where is the fun in eating things which hurt you or watching others do it. Don't you think there is a reason that the food manufacturers and grocery chains are fighting so hard to not label GMOs? If you knew what was in them your tummy would revolt.

      about 6 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      "Everybody needs to do what THEY think is best for THEM. Just do the best you can....."

      For your information, we might actually be trying to do just that.

      Apparently the cure for cancer is simply to agree with those who incessantly harp on how bad and poisonous our food is. Yet, they got cancer too. I'm sooooooo confused....

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      There is NO Fool proof way of getting any disease as WE ALL DIE. BUT I believe it is healthier to try and eat foods with more nutrition than meat and simple carbs etc. JUST ME.....Prevention of all diseases is the best but NOTHING will stop the relentless treck towards death....just the way it is.

      about 6 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Life is intended to have a certain sweetness to it. Bitterness also comes our way. Prudence and moderation is one path that is very difficult to fault. As I see it (and have lived it in the past) radicalism and fringe ideologies drain the sweetness from life. They tip the balance in favor of bitterness. They first identify, then obsess over a supposed enemy. It is entirely possible that stressing over one's diet causes cancer.

      Morgan Spurlock ("Supersize me") deliberately ate fast food in enormous quantities during the making of his anti-fast food, anti-corporate rant movie. He should be dead of several different cancers, let alone coronary artery disease. Even after martyring himself on the altar of ideology, he is still apparently healthy, but appears no happier.

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Po Guy.....whatever you say as I find this a useless waste of my time.
      Do and think what you want.

      about 6 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      My daddy told me a long time ago there's more than one way to skin a cat, so whatever makes each of us feel our best is absolutely OK---and that can be different for all of us. I just want to relax and live a peaceful low-stress life. . . .

      about 6 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      "Po Guy.....whatever you say as I find this a useless waste of my time. Do and think what you want."

      Barry, if you post "out there" stuff, someone is going to challenge it. It is good for you to defend it and it is good for the rest of us to see both sides.

      about 6 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      @po18guy: why does it seem that you like to go on the attack?
      Almost nobody knows how or exactly why they got cancer. As luck would have it, I have an extremely likely suspect for the cancer which grew on me.

      I got screwed, misused and abused by a home insurer. Long story very very short, I lived, long term in a house which had toxic mold behind the walls. It was 18 years before it was accidentally found. I was oxygen deprived. I've done enough research to know that mold is likely to cause the type of cancer I had. I have friends who believe in a different factor. I'm not necessarily saying they are incorrect but with a slight bit of deeper investigation, we find that both factors are in each of our lives.

      Spurlock ate at Mickey D for only one month and developed enough interesting and dismal health challenges in just that short amount of time to make a movie that even you saw.

      I am content and actually thrilled by my food choices. Tastes good and is energizing. What continues to surprise me is why folks seem to think my different ways are so terrifying that they go on the attack. You can eat as you like from corporate but dont expect me to join you at the trough. Corporate is so frightened of my difference that they asked the pyschos to come up with something and they did! It seems that because I do bot wish to join you for the proffered swill, I have a "condition" christened ornorexia nervosa.

      That doesn't much bother me until they decide to jail those with "conditions". Even more interesting is that a plethora of doctors were unable to diagnose a little tumor until I ate some ice cream to make it grow. Even more interesting is that I refused medical treatment when I was diagnosed and went my own way for over a year. Just as interesting is the fact that I was lied to in order to get me to eventually submit to medical attentions. But the most interesting thing i ys that I haven't had any sort of cancer since.

      Don't misunderstand. I am grateful to be alive. It is just that I was not willing to make the trade offs which were forced on me with the treatment. Willing or no, the trade off was made and there isn't a thing I can do about it but to find purpose to life and joy in its living

      Best wishes

      about 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I'll say it again.....I have NO Quarrel with anybody and just like to POST interesting information of all types and views. It's up to individuals to research further and make up their own minds. I feel information can be powerful but not an end all be all thing. Lots of established science has been proven wrong and a lot of people with common sense about a lot of things have been shown to be correct. Just do the best you can and that's it. For right now there is NO Cure for Cancer and the only Entity on Planet Earth that has been designed and KNOWS how to keep it in check is our OWN God given Immune System....so that's how I feel.

      about 6 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      "po18guy: why does it seem that you like to go on the attack?"

      Things aren't always what they seem. Challenging one's opinions is not an attack. If you believe that you are correct, then you should welcome the challenge and defend those opinions.

      Occasionally, things posted here at WhatNext cry out to be questioned.

      about 6 years ago
    • sarasmash's Avatar
      sarasmash

      My mother in law keeps calling me and asking how much sweets have I had since I was diagnosed. Haha, I have to kind of keep it on the down low. Every couple of days I have a rice krispie treat as I am heading to work so no one knows. :p Those are my ultimate guilty pleasure.

      about 6 years ago
    • Rolltidelynne's Avatar
      Rolltidelynne

      I don't deny myself anything!! I eat fairly healthy so having fun stuff isn't that big of a deal to me:)) I have noticed though my sweet tooth is stronger since dx. I never was big dessert person but now occasionally I WANT it:) also never big candy person..now it's a real treat!! I didn't buy potato chips either BC. BUT I've occasionally bought a bag when I'm craving salt! Lol but i do have to be careful there cuz I will swell up:( ...sodium...ugh

      about 6 years ago
    • Evonn's Avatar
      Evonn

      Wow Roltidelynne. I find my sweet tooth is almost absent during treatment. However, when I return to the living between treatments it does return just as strong as ever.

      about 6 years ago
    • Rolltidelynne's Avatar
      Rolltidelynne

      I should have been clearer lol. I'm just on maintenance chemo right now;) during the initial chemo treatments preparing for SCT - I didn't want ANYTHING!!!! Ugh...sorry if I confused folks CUZ we all know food isn't gun during active treatment:((((

      about 6 years ago

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