Patients undergoing cancer treatment are urged to eat enough food to keep up their weight — regardless of whether they’re overweight. In any case, when treatment closes, the objective becomes getting as lean as conceivable without being underweight.

 

For some individuals, this requires that dietary adjustments be made. Rather than focusing on the number of calories expected to keep their weight stable during therapy, cancer survivors should focus more on the quality of the calories they’re eating after treatment.

 

We spoke to Dr. Priya Tiwari, who gave us her top 10 recommendations for leading a healthier lifestyle after cancer treatment.

Maintain as lean a frame as possible without becoming underweight.

  • Learn your body mass index (BMI) to see if you are at a healthy weight for your height.

  • Obesity is related to numerous illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. It has also been linked to increasing people’s risk of cancer.

  • Even if you have a healthy BMI, a larger waistline and carrying more belly fat is also linked to increased cancer risk.

Adjust the food portion size.

  • Eat bigger bits of fruits and vegetables.

  • Eat smaller parts of meat, starches, and desserts.

  • Use smaller plates to encourage smaller portions.

  • Measure foods when cooking.

  • Share extras with family and friends.

Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.

  • You don’t have to exercise for 30 minutes at once. You’ll get a similar health advantages if you break the allotted time up into two or three smaller sessions.

  • Limit sedentary activities like watching TV, surfing the internet and playing video games.

Limit sugary foods and drinks.

  • Close to 10 percent of daily calories should come from sugar. In case you’re eating a 2,000 calorie daily eating routine, that adds up to around 12 teaspoons of sugar. One teaspoon of sugar is equal to four grams. Most Indian eat about 15-20 teaspoons of sugar per day.

  • Avoid eating fast foods.

  • Limit consumption of foods and drink that are processed or high in included sugar.

Eat a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and other high fiber foods.

  • Focus on at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

  • Attempt to make two thirds of the foods you eat plant-based.

  • Avoid frying your leafy foods, or covering them in smooth sauces. Rather, steam, cook, microwave, sauté or heat them.

Eat less red meat.

  • Red meat includes lamb, beef and pork, and has been classified as probably carcinogenic to human by the World Health Organization.

Avoid processed meats.

  • Processed meats include hot dogs, ham, corned beef, beef jerky and certain deli meats.

  • They are classified as carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization and have been shown to increase cancer risk.

Limit alcohol intake.

  • Men should restrict all alcoholic beverages to two per day, and ladies should just have one.

  • Stay away from an eating high in sodium.

  • It is recommended that individuals have close to 2300 mg of salt in a day.

  • 90 percent of people eat too much sodium.

  • Substitute herbs and spices for salt.

  • So-called low sodium foods and condiments may still have a lot of salt. Read labels to be sure of what you’re ingesting.

Do not rely on supplements for a healthy diet.

  • Try your best to meet your nutritional needs through diet alone.

  • Before incorporating any supplements in your diet, talk to your doctor.

  • Supplements are not recommended for cancer prevention.