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This section is designed to help you maintain a healthy weight if you are living with or after cancer. It will help you think about changes you can make and how you could put these into practice.
Certain cancer treatments and their effects can lead to weight gain
Read about how the energy contained in the food we eat affects our weight
Get information about the various food groups and the choices which could help you to lose weight
If you are eating out or having take-aways, you may be able to chose the healthier items on the menu
Increasing your physical activity helps you burn energy, making you fitter and helping you to lose weight
If diet and exercise have not achieved weight loss, your doctor may recommend an NHS obesity clinic
List of references used to created the weight management after cancer treatment section
There are a number of ways you can work out what the right weight is for you
Read advice about keeping a record of your food and activity
The amount you eat is just as important as the types of foods you choose
Sticking to sensible drinking guidelines is good for your health and can help you maintain a healthy weight
Increased appetite and weight gain can be a physical symptom of depression
Read some ideas for healthy meals
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