has anyone got any tips for things to eat and drink ? My mum has small cell lung cancer and has lost a stone and a half in weight in just over 3 weeks. She can’t taste anything and is struggling to eat much at all. She has 2-3 ensure milkshakes per day but I’m struggling to get further nutrients in her. She can manage porridge sometimes but that’s becoming a bit boring!
Welcome to the Carers only group I'm so glad pleased that you found your way over to us and I hope that you will get a lot of information from the members in addition to their help and support.
Further to my previous response in the other group I am now pleased to tell you about the
Macmillans - Recipes for people affected by cancer
From scrumptious soups to mouth-watering mains and delicious desserts, our brilliantly redesigned booklet Recipes for people affected by cancer is packed full of meal ideas that are suitable for people living with cancer can be found in this free books.
If you click on the green text this will take you to a new page where you can order your personal copy to be sent to you
When you try to order you will asked to log in it is the same login details as you use for the community and when you get into the order page at foot you will see at the foot add to cart and then follow the instructions and in a few days your recipe book will delivered to you.
I'm still looking at other recipes for people who have a metallic taste in their mouths due to the effects of chemo.
Does your mum like smoothies which can be home made and be full of goodness.
Any problems, anytime please let me know.
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Thank you. I have ordered the recipe book.
Ive just made a load of smoothies for her and am going to try blending some meals tomorrow!
thanks for your help.
Hi, so glad you've ordered the recipe book, hope it helps, I thought I'd give you some more food for thought
Tips to boost energy and protein in everyday foods
There are various ways of adding calories and protein to your meals and snacks. Remember to choose full fat and high-calorie options whenever you can.
Foods that contain protein are:
Below are some ways you can boost your diet.
Use full fat and fortified milk and butter
Sauces and soups
Drinking nourishing fluids
Have nourishing drinks such as milky drinks and smoothies. Drinking only water, squash or tea can fill you up without giving you many calories or any protein. Any milk-based drink gives you calories and protein.
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