Chemo cravings 🙄
Looking for advise please
I started chemo ( Folfox ) last Wednesday and to be fair so far not as bad as I expected ( mainly tiredness) . The problem I have is I can't stop eating . I also have given up smoking last week and haven't actually fancied a cigarette yet either 🙏 Im really worried about how much weight I'll put on of I carry on which seems ridiculous considering what I'm going through but I know weight gain will make me more unhappy and looking for any tips on how to nip this in the bud early as I have 11 more rounds of chemo to go. Also I'm finding if i crave something I have to have it and cake is on the main list of all things right now.
I am on a mental roller coaster right now, battling with 1 minute saying just eat what you want a F*** it as only 6 months so just do it , then the other knowing how miserable I'll be if I put on. The first is winning at the mo. Here's hoping I'll get a bit more of a balance as time goes on. I worked hard health wise to get where I am last few years so this is all such a blow as I had a routine of good food/ exersise etc 🙄
I used to drink on average 3 bottles of wine per week pre chemo so I guess I can use those calories in cake now right instead of wine and still be balanced right ? 🤔😫