Hello All. Few months back as posted on here I have started on Longo's fasting mimicking diet. I am on my 4th cycle of Carbo Taxol today. First 2 were uncomplicated. Fasting has been much more difficult prior to the 3rd round:/ i have cheated a bit and had more watermelon on fasting days which were 600cal 4th day prior to chemo and than 300cal on remaining days including chemo day. Oh boy I felt weak😕 feeling overconfident at that point i have reduced intake of steroids to 1 tablet day after chemo but still took Motilium. And yes it has been huge mistake. I am not sure if it was fasting tiredness chemo or being stupid and not taking steroids but started being violently sick on 4th day after chemo into the point of being taken to Kings Hospital for a day due to dehydration. Got better after about 10 days and thus 11 days peior to the 4th round. Lost further 3kg and weight dropped to 47kg at that point I have decided to eat anything I like againts Anticancer book or Longo's alkaline diet (I have eaten 0.5kg of home roasted ham within 1.5days and craved for bloody steak...). My neutrophils went up from 1.3 to 3.9!!! And now the great confusion: was it caused by increase in cal intake eating meat and icecreams after months of strict alkaline diet and fasting?! Or was it Longo's fasting mimicking diet which has done a trick?! I know none of you can make recommendations but is it too crazy to continue fasting from 5th till 6th cycle if feeling ok? I am worry to speak to my onco as I am more likely to be told off but seeing dietitan in Marsden next week to may share my thoughts with her too.
Any of you Lovely Ladies have similar experiences or started on Longo's diet? Shame there are no trials here in UK or network of healthcare professionals to support us whilst we are trying hard to do everything we can to beat the CaBastard up his arse!!! Have a wonderful day!!