Our expert says:
I am so glad to hear that you dear Mom has been given the 'all clear' after her mastectomy. The anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen can cause weight gain, but because of her condition and age, I would recommend that you consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to compile an individual diet prescription for your Mom that takes all her special factors into account. Cutting out bread is not the solution seeing that carbohydrates only contain 16 kJ per gram, compared to fats which contain 37 kJ per gram (a great difference!). Your Mom requires a moderately energy-reduced, low-fat diet rich in protective nutrients, which the dietitian will compile for her. If it does not make her too tired, it may also help if she goes for a walk every day.
Holding thumbs that your Mom goes from strength to strength.
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