Your cancer and the treatment
for it may increase your body’s need for calories and protein. Chemotherapy,
certain other drug therapies and radiation therapy create a need for more
calories and protein.
Side effects of your treatment,
such as loss of appetite, nausea, mouth sores and taste changes, may also make
it a challenge for you to take in enough calories and protein.
Make every bite count. Try
eating small meals or snacks every 3-4 hours. Include protein and healthy fats
in your recipes such as nuts. Keep prepared snacks or small meals on hand and
be sure to take them with you when you will be away from home.