26 episodes

Are you ready to live your BEST food life following head and neck cancer treatment? Each week I reveal my lived experience, my best tips strategies and mindset that took me from (PEG tube feeding) not eating orally for over 15 months to eating socially again. I am a food expert, a dysphagia sufferer and a fellow head & neck cancer survivor. As Tony Robbins says “It’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped” I would love for you to be able to experience the joy and connection of eating food again and all its social implications. My transition coaching is about a commitment to create a change in your life at a very primal level. It's about choosing to sit at the table again. I surrounded myself with people to help me and invested in myself financially, spiritually and emotionally. Come find me here www.yvonnemcclaren.com

The No Feeding Tubes Show Yvonne McClaren

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Are you ready to live your BEST food life following head and neck cancer treatment? Each week I reveal my lived experience, my best tips strategies and mindset that took me from (PEG tube feeding) not eating orally for over 15 months to eating socially again. I am a food expert, a dysphagia sufferer and a fellow head & neck cancer survivor. As Tony Robbins says “It’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped” I would love for you to be able to experience the joy and connection of eating food again and all its social implications. My transition coaching is about a commitment to create a change in your life at a very primal level. It's about choosing to sit at the table again. I surrounded myself with people to help me and invested in myself financially, spiritually and emotionally. Come find me here www.yvonnemcclaren.com

    Ep 26 Eating with Mouth Dryness

    Ep 26 Eating with Mouth Dryness

    ◥◥ Get your FREE resource to focus and work toward your food goals with this SECL - Social Eating Check List     

    There's more to this than just sipping water - 
    (Tip) I always ask my ENT person to wet that wooden stick before they put it anywhere near my tongue. 

    Puree's,  know how to mix and match. Eating with dry mouth can be made a little bit easier by knowing that just because a food is SOFT doesn't necessarily mean you can eat it and most importantly swallow it. In this episode I talk about what I did and do to make dry mouth ( now for me vastly better).
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    Ep 25 Puree like an adult with flavour

    Ep 25 Puree like an adult with flavour

    ◥◥ Get your FREE resource to focus and work toward your food goals with this SECL - Social Eating Check List     

    No chew food - what is it and how are you using it? Know your basic building blocks and learn how to flavour layer with mirepoix, stock and basic sauce.

    Know your IDDSI 
    Know your cuisine options

    No one puts baby in the puree corner! 
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    • 21 min
    Ep 24 How to eat at work part 2

    Ep 24 How to eat at work part 2

    ◥◥ Focus and work toward your food goals with this SECL - Social Eating Check List    

    How to eat at work part #2

    As a focus of World Head Neck Cancer Day (July 27) 
    We need to focus  on the reality of food grief. 

    How to make food activity positive. 

    How I managed four days away from my kitchen and relied on a hotel / conference to feed me for four days. Eating off the grid and how I communicated the type of food I need. 




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    • 28 min
    Ep23 How choking changed my life!

    Ep23 How choking changed my life!

    ◥◥ Focus and work toward your food goals with this SECL - Social Eating Check List     

    How choking changed my life!


    Eat to surviveEat to maintainEat to live
    There are 3 diets with HNC treatment - knowing where you are and which diet you are currently on is important to know to ensure you can live your best food life. 

    I talk about my new E-book "A guide to living your best food life with head & neck cancer treatment" why I wrote the guide, the 3 step process I discovered to living my best food life. 
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    • 21 min
    Ep22 Food lonely & the psychological fallout

    Ep22 Food lonely & the psychological fallout

     ◥◥ Focus and work toward your food goals with this SECL - Grab your FREE Social Eating Check List     

    Food grief is a very real thing during and after head & neck cancer treatment. 
    In this episode I talk about the barriers, food fall out and the psychological issues that become blaringly apparent. 

    Join me to discuss beyond eat & swallow. 
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    • 15 min
    Ep 21 Food Boredom & Transitional Foods

    Ep 21 Food Boredom & Transitional Foods

    ◥ Focus and work toward your food goals with this SECL - Social Eating Check List   

    Become a culinary explorer.

    Food can become very boring when you are relegated to just eating soup, soft food  or tinned "something".

    Work out what your mouth can tolerate? Explore and try things.

    Transitional foods, culinary exploration and accepting altered eating - an elevator pitch is discussed in further detail in my E-book A roadmap  for living your best food life with head & neck cancer treatment. 
    Contact me if you'd like to purchase a copy here yvonne@yvonnemcclaren.com 
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