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Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:53 am
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Hello wink

ty for clicking on my topic

i am looking for a diet/recipe or any handy tips that people who have used or discovered when being underweight and have a ileostomy/stoma

iam 6ft something since the last time i remember and 9st (126lbs) 

can't wait to hear from you .


These are the top 5 issues ostomates face:

1. Dating and relationships
2. Concealing the pouch
3. Foods to eat and avoid
4. Losing or gaining weight
5. Pouch ballooning

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Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:20 pm

Years ago I gained weight drinking Boost shakes. They have lots of protein for healing, 240 calories per shake.

Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:22 pm

Cakes, pies, and ice cream with toppings. If that does not work just eat more. That is more times a day not bigger meals.

Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:24 pm

I think I had a rootbeer float everyday, sometimes two. I also enjoyed ensure after my meals.

Past Member
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:28 am

After my surgery when I was extremely underweight as the large bowel tumour had been taking all the nourishment from the small amounts of food I was only able to eat whilst I was unwell, once able to eat again I was told to build myself up with Complan twice a day and inbetween the three high carb meals a day to have sugary fatty snacks  eg. crisps, chocolate, cake, full fat milk, cream & cheese till I gained the necessary weight. It took 5 months to reach my target weight. Then I gradually started eliminating all those unhealthy foods to avoid becoming overweight. 

Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:38 am

A very healthy food, high in good fats and calories is avacado.  Add slices to a sandwich, blend one into a smoothie, or make guacamole.  

Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:56 am
Avocado and strawberry salad....amazing..... Ingredients: 1/3 cup (80 mL) balsamic vinegar 1 cup (135 g) hulled and sliced strawberries 1 cup (160 g) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 1 medium ripe avocado, pitted and diced 1/3 cup (8 g) loosely packed basil leaves, chiffonade cut 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Pink Himalayan salt or fine sea salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Toasted sesame seeds or chopped pecans, for serving Directions: In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar to a simmer over medium heat. Once the vinegar starts to simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 6 to 10 minutes, uncovered, until the vinegar thickens, and reduces in volume by half. Set aside. Meanwhile, add the strawberries, tomatoes, avocado, and basil into a large shallow bowl. Drizzle on the oil and gently toss until the veggies are coated. Season generously with salt and pepper and toss again just briefly. Scatter on your desired amount of toasted seeds or nuts. Drizzle on all of the balsamic reduction. Serve immediately. 
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:12 pm

I once had an Ileostomy and needed to gain weight as well. Now I'm not happy about using sugar as a weighgainer but it did help in the form of Ice Cream mixed with a nut butter. This blended delishousness added up to over 500 calories in one serving. My body didnt react well to that much Peanut Butter but once I switch to to another type of nut butter all was good again. Good Luck and if you can stay off the sugar, avocados are a great way to go. Plus they digest well.

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:32 pm

Avocado and strawberry salad....amazing..... We tried it. It is really good.



Past Member
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:33 am

I suggest you start referiing food guide. It will really help you alot.

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