Thanks for the clarification. Having read your blog what you experienced sounded somewhat traumatic. Sorry you had limited options but have somehow got through and adapted. My father died of PC. He was old school and left it too late before complaining about it (Aged 82 back in 1990). Luckily (or not?) he left me a legacy. At least caught early and apparently stable.
I totally get what HT does to a man and the body. This will require a total life changing approach - especially with diet and exercise. As standard they've already stuck me on Bicalutamide. Being a nonsteroidal antiandrogen im guessing i'm already on HT. Still, it's not impossible to lose weight, it needs a complete rethink. I read (above) someone saying about snacking. I understand snacking is difficult to overcome but it isn't impossible to overcome. When it comes to weight lose those are the things you need to overcome. Getting into the right mindset is key. Something like 'this' is a good incentive to kick start that mindset.
As said earlier, I've adopted over the last 12 months intermittent or extended fasting. Other diets didn't work. I lost a good amount of weight. 20kg. Put about 15kg back on, because I adopted my old bad habits over last 4 months. I don't do that 16/8 nonsense, but literally OMAD. Occasionally, maybe every 3 months fasted a full +48 hours - drinking only black coffee or water. Nothing else. The most enlightening occasion, which I will do again, is 120 hours. Sounds mad? It wasn't. It was actually an amazing experience. I had so much energy. Wired. Felt 'clean'. It promotes Autophagy. Cellular regeneration. Cancer need glucose to survive. Promote ketosis then cancer cannot survive. Who knows?
I guess there is logic to it. I might even try starving this cancer by fasting after tonight. Dump those standardised tablets I was given (Bicalutamide). Do a two or three week stint (easy enough) and arrange a PSA test to see what comes back. If favourable then maybe an MRI? Nothing to lose. Only gain, if it clears things.
Not sure if people know but the longest fast was 382 days. The man lost 12st. Didn't die. He had plenty of reserve energy stored as fat. This he burnt via Ketosis. We have all been conditioned to eat little but often. 5 meals a day. Snacks. Processed foods. Those ideas were bad ideas. If you are not hungry at breakfast why eat toast? Because you are told you should have breakfast? Listen to your body, but be careful. Certain foods you must avoid. There are good books worth reading by Dr Jason Fung about this for anyone who wants to look at losing weight easily.
Interesting article on fasting and Cancer:
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