When Lindsay Occleston received a diagnosis of breast cancer, she was determined to give herself every chance of beating the disease and remaining cancer-free.
After several torturous months of breast cancer treatment, Lindsay was keen to make alterations to her lifestyle. Unsure how to proceed, Lindsay was introduced to Prevent Breast Cancer, who helped her learn more about breast cancer awareness, her own diet and the lifestyle changes she could make to improve her chances of a full recovery.
“When I heard about their unique vision – I felt this immediately resonated with me, as I felt so strongly about helping prevent the disease in the first place to protect my daughter and all other children in the future.”
Lindsay has since made some fundamental changes to the way she lives, including exercising regularly and adopting the 5:2 diet, developed by Dr Michelle Harvie from Prevent Breast Cancer.
“When I was introduced to the 5:2 diet… I knew it was the perfect diet for me. I would advise anyone who is in a similar position to me, i.e. that it is impossible to follow a controlled diet every day of the week – that with fasting 2 days a week, you really can have your cake and eat it!”
She has also become an ambassador for Prevent Breast Cancer. Lindsay notes that these changes have led to a significant and sustainable level of weight loss, a better sense of wellbeing and an overall happier state of mind. Lindsay now urges anyone suffering with cancer to consider the same lifestyle and diet alterations:
“I would advise anyone looking to improve their wellbeing to avoid setting too high a goal, as it’s important to take little steps and they really can make a significant difference. Regular, moderate exercise can boost energy levels, as much as doing something really challenging.”
Since working with Prevent Breast Cancer, Lindsay has cycled the 320 miles from London to Paris in aid of the charity and deems it “one of the best things I have ever done!”