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Blood Cancers & Disorders | Last Active: Dec 28, 2020 | Replies (165)

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Hi:
We are using a lot of fruit also, but hubby is not able to exercise, too weak. The problem we are having is that he doesn’t want to eat meat and that is what he really needs right now, so I have been keeping nuts beside his chair as a snack and I think that helps a little. Otherwise, the ten years that he
has survived is a really good thing. All in all,with the new drugs, one can live a fairly decent life.
Take care, Ozys

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Can I ask why he needs meat? Is it for the protein?

I read many books on good eating for cancer patients and then went to books on healthy eating for heart patients.
Everyone resulted with PLANT BASED eating. I took from the readings what I found palatable. For every new food I added, I removed one bad food, It took a month before I made a complete overhaul of my eating patterns.

I eat a can of sardines each morning = 23-25 grams of protein.( p.s. not packed in water but oil) Yuck to sardines? Go for a small can of tuna or salmon. Super protein kick starter for the day. seeds, nuts and beans are loaded with protein,also.

Greek yogurt has 12-15 grams of protein. Mix in fruits of choice, etc. Check the protein count on the label.

I eat chia, flax and hemp and sprinkled into almost everything I eat daily, including salads, soups, guacamole dip. Almost everything .

Quinoa and Ferro are a wonderful substitute for rice.

HEALTHY fats are great. I eat at least 3 avacados a week. Either in a salad or as a guacamole dip or right from its shell/skin.

Bottom line, I lost 30 pounds the first 3 months and had no idea how. All I knew I was changing my eating lifestyle for my health. I was stuffing myself like a piggy and was never hungry. And yet the weight was falling off. It is the combination of all these foods. All those seeds ‘beating’ each other up internally. And this was without exercise.

Further get rid of the carbs. I eliminated all breads and pasta. I eat sprouted bread made by Ezekial . I eat Lundberg rice cakes as a substitute for crackers..

To date I am down 49 pounds and have kept it off for 2 1/2 years. It works.

I also found that changing my eating lifestyle was something where I had complete control. .

You might be interested in reading and adding to this discussion on Connect:

– Healthy diets for cancer patients http://mayocl.in/208vukD

Hi everyone on diet:
My husband has such an aversion to food, I am lucky to get him to eat at all. So since he really needs the protein and the doc’s do not
want him to lose weight, our solution is a steak once a week, if I am lucky. He doesn’t like a lot of the things that he used to eat. When the veggies are in for the summer, that is an option. We live in Northern Michigan and do not have the fresh gardens here, all is shipped in and not always that good. Melons are about the only thing he will eat now, so use pineapple, and (mandarins) This is a
challenge for all those on chemotherapy and dexamethosone. which really screws up the taste buds, plus my husband had a lifetime
of radiation therapy for the sinus cancer which they thought existed without a biopsy in 07. The radiation was done at a local hospital
and God Bless Mayo who we finally got to see and they corrected all the bad stuff but we’re left with the very limited appetite. Such is
the life of a cancer patient who happens to get the wrong prescription.
So glad everything is working for you and losing weight is always a good thing, I just did it since I knew the caring was going to get
more intense as time goes by, only veggies, chicken and chocolate for me and I have lost 30lbs and feel great, so can relate to the
healthy eating thing.
Ozys

It was interesting to me to read your post. My wife’s tastes for foods and appetite were a constant yo-yo and like trying to fit jello in a balloon! Most days it just didn’t work no matter what I tried! ­čÖé

Foods she loved all her life suddenly were off limits. Others would sound good to her, but by the time I cooked them she couldn’t make herself eat them and often the mere aromas were off-putting to her.

Kind of felt like juggling, but never knowing what it was I was trying to keep in the air — or on the menu.

Strength and peace,