The advice is to lose weight in a responsible manner, preferably under the supervision of a dietitian and possibly a physiotherapist. The most important components for responsible weight loss are more exercise and less eating. It is intended that you use more energy than your body gets. In this way, the body will look for other forms of fuel and burn your fat.
You may have arrived in the period during the treatments. There are certain treatments that cause weight gain. These are chemotherapy and hormonal therapy against breast cancer and hormonal therapy against prostate cancer. It may be that you have entered the transition through treatment.
You start eating more or different or have started to move less. It is also possible that there is fluid accumulation under the skin (edema) or in the abdomen. In addition, you may have experienced excess weight prior to treatment, which may have increased during treatment. This is an annoying effect of the treatment.
Protein important for building muscles
Because you are going to move more, more energy is used. Because you eat less, less fuel comes in. This way you work on losing weight from two sides at the same time. You do need sufficient protein to support the build-up of your muscles.
Dietitian helps to adjust nutrition
The advice is to request guidance from a dietitian. They can advise you on how you can adjust your diet responsibly. In this way you can lower your energy intake and still get enough protein. You can be referred by your doctor to a dietitian.
Exercise is important in weight loss
In addition, there are various exercise programs for people who have had cancer. Various physiotherapists offer special programs for people who have had cancer. Various hospitals have their own aftercare program for people who have had cancer. Ask your hospital if they have such a program.