Hey everyone! Just enjoying what little summer I have left and trying to earn a little money working various jobs. #brokecollegestudentlife
Blogging has definitely taken a back seat to working out, family, my social life, and work. Can’t say that I have anything to complain about other than I’m more tired than usual from the longer hours that I’m keeping, haha.
But, in the meantime, while I decide if and when I’ll return to blogging more frequently, I would still love to hear from you guys!
If you are interested in writing a guest post about anything, just email me at ucrunnereats at hotmail dot com and we can figure something out!
As you guys may know, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall and is doing wonderfully now. She took the treatments very well and I think that a big part of that was diet and exercise and a positive attitude!
Read Jillian‘s guest post on eating right while undergoing cancer treatment.
Tips for Eating Healthy While Dealing With Cancer
Being diagnosed with cancer is not something that is easy to deal with. It leaves you feeling tired and sick all the time and can sometimes even bring your spirits down. It is, however, important to stay strong and not give up. One of the best things you can do for yourself is eat a nutritious diet. Eating a nutritious diet might not cure your cancer, but it will at least give you more energy to fight your disease. It may not always be easy to eat enough when you are dealing with treatment side effects, but it can be done. Here are some tips for eating healthy while dealing with cancer.
Make Sure to Drink Plenty of Liquids
Because cancer treatments can leave you dehydrated, it’s important to drink plenty of liquids. In addition to water, you should drink sports drinks and other nutritional drinks. If you are still having problems getting enough liquids, have some soup. Soup also boosts your electrolytes.
Get Enough Calories
Although it might be difficult to eat enough at times, it is important to eat the recommended amount of calories every day. An average adult should eat approximately 2,000 calories every day. If you are still having trouble getting enough calories, try drinking a nutritional supplement drink. This type of drink will help you consume enough calories and will be easier to get down.
Eat Plenty of Protein
Cancer treatments, such as mesothelioma treatments, can really weaken your immune system, so it’s important to eat enough protein. If you are not able to eat meat, try getting your protein from milk, cheese, beans, green vegetables and eggs. These protein sources will strengthen your immune system and give you more energy.
Add Flavor to Your Food With Different Sauces, Spices and Marinades
Cancer treatments can affect your sense of taste and might make some foods taste bland. Try adding different sauces, spices or marinades to your food to add flavor. Some examples include barbecue sauce, mustard, soy sauce, vinegar and wine.
If you make the effort to eat a nutritious diet, you will have more energy and might even be able to tolerate your treatments. Battling cancer is tough, but eating well will make it easier.