im not able to consume enough food to get my weight/strength back after losing 30+ lbs due to surgery. Drinking Boost & eating often, small meals, but need more. Suggestions on what to eat or anything that may help?
I don’t know how long post surgery you are but I had the same problem. I lost 50 pounds and still had no appetite and was force feeding myself but was not helping. I discussed with doc and he said drink protein drinks take vitamins and eat anything you can tolerate. If this doesn’t help enough than medicinal thc will help. Well lo and behold it helped but was eating a lot of junk food. I gained back 30 pounds and stabilized it at 200 pounds. I no longer use the thc regularly but only days I feel really bad as it also helped with pain and sleep. In my case it took a few months to gain pounds back but it will happen. Good luck
While in hospital, the nurses added strawberry ice cream to my strawberry boost to make a milk shake. It helps with the flavor, too.
I don't know about gaining weight, but when I had my colostomy a few years ago everything I ate just rushed right through me and didn't stay long enough for me to get any nutrients from it. Then I started taking loperamide (diarhea med) with each meal and that slowed down my digestion so that now I get the nutrition I need and my stools are solid and manageable. (I don't try to gain weight, but I'm sure I could if I wanted to.) You can buy loperamide on Amazon, where it is much cheaper than the name brand Imodium.
i lost over 50 lbs as well between my surgeries, colostomy and just recently a takedown.
There were three things that got me through the really bad days- carnation instant breakfast drinks, Starbucks sous vide egg bites and zophran.
When you start feeling better and exercising more, your appetite will improve and the weight will come back I bet.
ice cream. i was down to 110 lbs after surgery and i ate ice cream every day after surgery for about 3 weeks and i gained all my weigh back and more. Enjoy.
I am sort of in the same boat albeit I am not real upset about losing the weight. I am just having a rough time with the diet. It seems as though everything makes "Maxine" angry these days but I have found a product called Spruteen that is a high protein powder that can be mixed with milk and other ingrediants. I like the Chocolate/Peanut butter type as I can put extra peanut butter with it or a banana. I have it for breakfast and then regular meals after that. I have been able to maintain my weight and not lose more. I get this product at the health food store here in my town. I hope you can find some relief from your issue. Pamela.
Hello, my foods pass so quickly due to short bowel syndrome that I have to take medication to slow it down.The only thing that worked for me is codeine which I hate taking but it's the only thing that I can time to work.I take it half hour before meals and it keeps me out of the bathroom for couple hours so my food absorbs better and I am able to maintain a normal weight.Tried lomotil,immodium,paragoric,none worked.Marijuana will give you an appetite