This is the time to rely on quick convenience foods such as frozen meals, tinned foods, boil-in-the-bag meals and takeaways. Remember, though, to defrost frozen foods thoroughly and to cook all foods properly to avoid any risk of food poisoning. Read cooking instructions carefully and stick to them.
If you know in advance the times you are likely to feel tired, for example after treatment, then you could try to plan ahead to help you through these times. If you have a freezer, you could prepare food while you are feeling active and freeze it for when you are more tired. You could stock up on convenience foods.
This is also a good opportunity to give friends and family the chance to help you by doing some shopping or cooking.
If you really can’t face eating, try a nourishing drink. You can make a smoothie by blending bananas, peaches, strawberries or other soft fruit (fresh or frozen) with fortified milk, fruit juice, ice cream or yoghurt in a liquidiser or blender.
If you feel you need more help at home with your cooking or eating, tell your GP, or if you have either a dietitian or specialist nurse inform one of them.