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Eating well with a small appetite (cardioprotective)

When you are unwell, you may find that your food intake decreases and that you have a smaller appetite. You may lose some weight too. If you are eating less it is very important that the food you do eat contains as much nourishment as possible.

During these times, low sugar, low fat food choices are not appropriate. It is important to eat little and often and include high protein and high calorie foods and drinks. This can help aid your recovery and help regain weight you may have lost.

Normal healthy eating can start again once you are fully recovered. This recovery process may take longer than you expect – if you have any concerns, contact your Doctor or Dietitian.

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Eating well with a small appetite (cardioprotective)

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