This study highlights the effectiveness of nutrition counseling for improving the nutritional status, knowledge, and quality of life of patients with digestive tract cancer. We investigated the opinions of cancer patients regarding nutrition counseling services. Patients newly hospitalized for gastrointestinal cancer were given surveys before and after undergoing a dietitian-led intervention to evaluate their dietary intake, consumption of nutritional supplements, perception of cancer-related nutrition knowledge, and opinions regarding nutrition counseling. A total of 44 patients were included in this study. Patients with colorectal cancer comprised the highest percentage of study participants (72.7%), followed by patients with gastric cancer (25.0%). Moreover, 36.4% of patients had Stage II cancer and 25.0% had Stage I cancer. Both these groups had undergone chemotherapy and surgery. The results indicated that patients had significant body weight reduction compared with their initial average weight (p <0.0001) before the dietetic consultation was conducted. Furthermore, the body weight of patients (52.5 ± 13.4 kg) remained below the initial weight after the consultation was conducted (52.9 ± 14.0 kg; p = 0.5649). The hemoglobin, hematocrit, and leukocyte levels exhibited no significant differences before and after the intervention. Nevertheless, the dietary counseling resulted in the improvement of the dietary intake (p < 0.0001) of beans, fish, eggs, and meat (p < 0.0001) and nutritional supplements (p < 0.0001). Furthermore, dietary counseling decreased misunderstandings regarding diet (p < 0.0001). Consequently, 95.5% of the participants stated that the dietetic consultations were satisfactory and conferred a high degree of understanding regarding nutrition. Approximately 90.9% of the participants were capable of adhering to the recommended dietetic suggestions because the suggestions were helpful (81.8%) or very helpful (11.4%). In conclusion, the dietetic intervention had positive effects on the cancer patients.