Eating through it all
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.