Eat­ing through it all

C.A.R.E. - - Cancer -

Be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter treat­ment

Eat­ing the right kinds of food can make a big dif­fer­ence in how you feel. Nu­tri­tion is an im­por­tant part of nav­i­gat­ing through can­cer and you might need to im­prove your diet to help build up your strength and with­stand the ef­fects.

Don’t be too hard on your­self if the side ef­fects of treat­ment make it hard to eat. Ex­per­i­ment with your foods and talk it over with your med­i­cal team. To keep your en­ergy on an even keel, eat ev­ery few hours and don’t wait un­til you feel hun­gry. A short walk af­ter you eat will help your di­ges­tion and give you more en­ergy.

Use smaller plates to eat your meals from. A large plate, full of food, may seem over­whelm­ing, es­pe­cially if you are tired.

Eat with plas­tic uten­sils if treat­ment has left a for­eign/metal­lic

taste in your mouth.

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