EATING DURING CHEMO
Anyone who has gone through cancer treatment knows that eating can be a real challenge. Many have little appetite, and symptoms such as exhaustion, nausea and altered sense of taste and smell make eating difficult. Although there is no miracle food cure, Sam Mannering and Karen Mcmillan, cancer survivors and authors of Everyday Strength (Beatnik) say there are things you can do to get more from what you manage to eat.
◆ Try small amounts presented on an attractive side plate; this will be less daunting than big meals.
◆ Eat frequently – spread your food and eating times throughout the day.
◆ Choose easy-to-eat foods, like soups and milky puddings.
◆ Eat what you like when you like – don’t force yourself to eat something.
◆ Play with different flavours to stimulate your appetite – the book contains lots of delicious, easy and nutritious recipes.
Try milky puddings and other soft foods