You can read more in the separate leaflets called Healthy Eating and the Mediterranean Diet. Your practice nurse or dietician may also be able to help. Avoid other foods likely to be high in fat or sugar, such as some take-away or fast foods. In addition to setting yourself realistic weight loss targets, it is also helpful to set yourself an action plan.
These protocols also include carbohydrate loading in the 24 hours before surgery, but earlier nutritional interventions have not been shown to have a significant impact. Cancer, a very common and sometimes fatal cause of unexplained weight loss. About one-third of unintentional weight loss cases are secondary to malignancy. Cancers to suspect in patients with unexplained weight loss include gastrointestinal, prostate, hepatobiliary , ovarian, hematologic or lung malignancies.