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Forever Young

October 13, 2007
by Lianne Avila, MA, MFT

If you were like me after Breast Cancer, I was physically and emotionally drained.  I felt like I had lost my youth.  I had lost all my hair and gained 25 pounds.  I was determined to get my health back and lose the weight I had gained. Here are 5 tips that not only helped get me back on my feet but also helped me change my life.

Tip #1

I know you have probably heard it before but drink plenty of water everyday.  This not only helps with weight loss but it is also good for your hair and skin.

Tip #2

Listen to your mother and eat all your fruits and vegetables.  I heard this often as a child and it finally sunk in as an adult.  Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day.  They are low in calories and will help fill you up during the day.  They also give you energy, which is helpful if you are suffering from fatigue after Breast Cancer.

Tip #3

Exercise, exercise, exercise!  The more you exercise the better you will feel about yourself. Exercise is not only good for us physically but is good for us emotionally.  Statistics show that exercising at least three times a week combined with a low-fat diet will help prolong your life after Breast Cancer.

Tip #4

Practice positive thinking.  Make it a habit!  Not only practice it but surround yourself with others that are positive, as well.  Breast Cancer can take a huge toll on your self-esteem.  Remind yourself that you are a survivor and you are beautiful the way your are! ! ! Remember, forever young is a state of mind.

Tip #5

Spend time doing things you enjoy.  If you are not happy with your work now is the time to make a change. If you have been waiting to go on a vacation now is the time to go. 

These tips were designed to help you look and feel younger after Breast Cancer.  If you still feel like you can’t get back on your feet then you could be suffering from depression or anxiety.  It is important you consult with your Doctor or a Counselor and get the help you need.   

“The brain is like a muscle.  When we think well, we feel good.  Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.”  Carl Sagan


“Love what you do. Do what you love.”
Wayne Dyer

I wish you a happy and hopeful future!

Lianne Avila, MA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Breast Cancer Survivor


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