Nov 6, 2021 10:53PM 1982m wrote:
I wish their was a magic food or activity to do or avoid, but there isn’t. Excess sugar is not good for health. Excess most anything is bad. Fruit has lots of healthy fibre, antioxidants, vitamins etc. If you want fruit, eat fruit. If you want chocolate, eat some chocolate (just don’t eat only chocolate!). I asked to speak to dietitian right when I was diagnosed and they said just eat to tolerate. I asked about protein or deficits etc. They just said eat what I can. I normally intermittently fast and asked if that’s ok. They said if I tolerate it, go ahead. There is no magic one size fits all nutritional advice (from what I gather).
The one thing my medical and radiation oncology suggested is exercise. If you can, get a bit of exercise. It can help with the anxiety, but it’s also a evidence based action you can do that has positive impacts of cancer before, during, and after. It’s not much but veryday since I’ve been diagnosed I’ve walked. I’m not hugely athletic but I bought a treadmill and walk a min of 30 min a day every single day. On days I have chemotherapy I walk 30 min before I go. It’s one thing I can do for myself, my mental and physical health.