Check out this article I wrote for a co-authored blog for cancer patients and their loved ones!
- Eat A Big Breakfast 🍳
I’ve found that my hunger is usually higher in the mornings, and I see a decline in my hunger as the day goes on. Also, treatments are generally easier for me to tolerate when I have eaten. Since common treatments like chemo and radiation can cause nausea, eating in the mornings will ensure that your body has had time to absorbs nutrients. You might not be feeling too great after treatments and may avoid food afterward, so consuming food first thing in the morning is certainly helpful.
- Snack! 🍌
Normally snacking is not advocated, but for us patients, we need all the calories we can get. Just be sure that you’re snacking on healthy, protein-rich foods such as yogurt, fruits, and nuts.
- Keep Track of Your Weight ⚖️
Usually your medical team will help to monitor weight, but I found it helpful to also track…
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