Eating healthy and living well
When living with stomach cancer or GE junction cancer, good nutrition is essential. Talk to your doctor about strategies that can help keep you eating healthy. He or she might recommend eating six small meals a day to help you maintain weight and balance your blood sugar. Your doctor might also mention incorporating more high-protein foods, like:
However, maintaining a nutritious diet can be difficult if you’re too tired to eat or having trouble keeping anything down. You may be experiencing side effects from treatment, like nausea or mouth sores, that also may cause you to lose your appetite.
You may be feeling frustrated. It can be hard to retrain your body to eat in this new way. But there are resources available that can help, including simple, nutritious recipes that are designed for people living with stomach cancer or GE junction cancer, like Red Lentil and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Black Bean Chocolate Brownies.
In addition to eating right, it’s important to keep balance in your life. Reducing stress can help you feel energized, so you can focus on the things that matter most. Stress-reducing activities include:
Yoga or meditation