nutrition

“What should I eat now I have been diagnosed with cancer?”

As every individual is unique when it comes to diet, food and nutrition this is not a simple answer. Certain diets and foods may accommodate one person but not necessarily another. At Finding Me we seek advice from our nutritional therapists and dieticians as well as researching scientific evidence for health and wellbeing, which we trust will support and guide people affected by cancer and their supporters.

What to eat
A wide variety of mainly plant based whole foods to receive a full range of essential and beneficial nutrients. Choose foods in a rainbow of different colours.

Our bodies naturally need a wide range of foods and a good balance of healthy fats, proteins and carbohydrates as well as a range of vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients.

  • Eat mostly fruits, vegetables, foods rich in polyphenols, legumes and whole grains (nutrient-rich)
  • Focus on protein from plants instead of meat
  • Be flexible and incorporate meat and animal products from time to time.
  • Eat the least processed, most natural form of foods.
  • Limit added sugars

Mindful Eating
Essentially, mindful eating involves:

  • Eating slowly and without distraction
  • Listening to physical hunger cues and eating only until you’re full
  • Distinguishing between true hunger and non-hunger triggers for eating such as stress and comfort eating
  • Engaging your senses by noticing colours, smells, sounds, textures, and flavours
  • Learning to cope with guilt and anxiety about food
  • Eating to maintain over-all health and well-being
  • Noticing the effects food has on your feelings and mood
  • Appreciating your food

These suggestions allow you to replace automatic thoughts and reactions about food with more conscious, healthier responses and developing awareness of your experiences.

All our therapists are highly trained and Insured.

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