• Sweets and wine occasionally during remission? Any thoughts?

    Asked by Hulya on Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Sweets and wine occasionally during remission? Any thoughts?

    16 Answers from the Community

    16 answers
    • TXHills' Avatar
      TXHills

      My surgeon said I can have one glass of wine per week. For me, it's usually about once a month. I try to limit sweets to no more than 100 calories or so per day. With occasional splurges. It is usually dark chocolate, which is practically medicine! We have to actually live, and not just survive, otherwise, what's the point?

      over 4 years ago
    • BevBW's Avatar
      BevBW

      I am in remission from AML not ovarian cancer and I was told to resume life as I lived before. I have taken him at his word. I just finished off a box of Savannah Girl Scout cookies. I only drink occasionally so limiting alcohol intake is not really an issue.

      over 4 years ago
    • Traceypap's Avatar
      Traceypap

      I'm not in remission but I try to avoid sugary things but admit to partaking in a wine or two every now and then.

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Wine not? A glass a week can't hurt. And a little sugar feels good. Gotta enjoy. Enjoy!

      over 4 years ago
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      I just got that huge tub on orange tootsie rolls I pinned up on the pinboard part of whatnext. My mouth too sore from chemo but when better may delve into a few pieces. Moderation the key I think.

      over 4 years ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Agree with IronMom45, all things in moderation. I only drink any kind of alcohol occasionally, but have to admit like BevBW the Girl Scounts once again got me with their cookies this year. Chocolate Mints, yum! Have not tried Savannah, but there is always next year.

      over 4 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      My oncologist said normal consumption of alcohol which for me is 1 to 2 glasses of wine per week. I don't have much of a sweet tooth so that's not an issue. And I have fallopian tube cancer and am in remission.

      over 4 years ago
    • pammyjo's Avatar
      pammyjo

      I've cut out all sweets and starches in my daily diet, but I still have to have my See's at Christmas and Easter. Cutting out wine is not going to happen. I only have a glass once or twice a month, but I live in wine country and most social events involve wineries. Besides, I've earned the right to enjoy life a little!

      over 4 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Good for you, pammyjo! I lived in So Cal wine country (Temecula) now live near Napa-Sonoma and am moving up to Washington wine country. I never noticed that theme until you said something. Thank you! Love Paso... so pretty and great wines!

      over 4 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      everything with moderation can be considered I guess.....for my life I try to apply the 80/20 rules and when the matters involves sweet I try to choose the healthier one such as dark chocolate with more than 70% of cocoa and stevia instead of sugar.....those small replacements can allow me to try some without guilty......I guess here the important is to have a healthy life style which should include healthy diet, regular gym, mindfulness, etc....ask your doctor about his guidance and thoughts.....wishing you all the best...God continue blessing all of us

      over 4 years ago
    • pammyjo's Avatar
      pammyjo

      Kalindria; LOL. Let me know when you move to Paso (or just visit)! We can have a glass of wine together.

      over 4 years ago
    • Noureen's Avatar
      Noureen

      I was told to resume life as normal. I enjoy my wine and ice cream but in moderation of course!

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      You should probably check with your PCP if you have no more scheduled visits to your oncologist. Sugar and alcohol (as well as other foods) can have some weird interactions with things we are taking, Also cancer does some weird things to our bodies. Since I have had cancer I have noticed that I have had some negative reactions to sugar of course that is a trial and error thing. As for wine, alcohol is forbidden to me because I have had two thirds of my esophagus removed and one third of my stomach removed. I have heard that a small glass of red wine is good for other cancer survivors.

      over 4 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I think it's ok to have a little bit of wine or sweets once in a while. I don't overdo either one, but once in a while, a nice piece of chocolate, or a half glass of wine is perfectly fine. All things in moderation is what we should strive for.

      over 4 years ago
    • KellyK's Avatar
      KellyK

      Absolutely! Enjoy your treats. Keeping them as treats and not going mad also means you appreciate them when you do have them.

      over 4 years ago
    • Patriciaa1963's Avatar
      Patriciaa1963

      I try to keep it in moderation. I don't always succeed though :). I might have a glass of wine a week & chocolate is one of my downfalls. As a way of getting more more chemo down, I would celebrate by going out with my boyfriend for mexican food & of course margaritas. We became such regulars, that now we go about once a week. Great, now I want a margarita!! :)

      Patty

      over 4 years ago

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