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Need to gain weight!

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:21 pm

5 weeks out loop ileostomy and still losing weight! Help, how can I at least stabilize it? And maybe put back a little. 

Thanks this is important as I lost 10 needed lbs.

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:56 pm

Hi Susan. Try mac and cheese with butter! My grandmother once told me that her brother wanted to join the army, but he was too thin, so he ate pasta every day, he gained weight and got accepted.  Good luck!

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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:03 pm

Well, ensure and rootbeer floats worked for me. Hope you can gain what you need.

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:21 am

hi Susan i agree with the post about pasta, but i always had it with meat sauce the meat gives you protein and fats and the pasta gives you carbohydrates for energy, i also had the occasional cheeseburger.

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:58 pm

I understand your dilema. By the time I left the hospital I had lost 40 lbs. I was emaciated. I began by eating organic whole grain toast with organic peanut butter and honey for breakfast. Then I would make power smoothies with organic greek yoghurt, organic nut butter,amazing grass supergreen powder,frozen organic mixed berries, organic banana, flax seed oil, organic hemp protein powder, and some almondmilk. Buzz it up and it can be consumed as needed. Biggest thing is to consume clean highly nutritious food. Your body needs great quality fuel to heal. Organic Peanut butter will put weight on and it has protein Smile

That's just some of what I ate, but it helped a lot. Smile

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:27 am

Hi Susan,

During one of my skin and bones times, I had a baked ribs phase - I baked ribs regularly at home (I don't barbeque) - I ate and enjoyed lots of fatty meats that I would previously avoid and have seldon eaten since. Then after I'd gained my weight back, I no longer craved the ribs. If you're lucky like me, you may find a food that puts the fat back on your bones. Now I could afford to lose a few pounds, but that's a different story...

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:03 am

Hi Susan

I normally weigh just under 12 stone, whilst in hospital I went down to just under 8 stone....I didn't put an ounce back on until my body had healed itself of the surgery...all of your food goes to fixing your body first. Now I eat most things including jelly type sweets and I've put back on about 2 stone in 4 months.....I had the op a year ago!    so don't panic, weight will go back on once your body has used the energy to fix your wounds!!

All the best

Pete

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:32 am

Nutritional drinks Boost  , Ensure, depends where you live but Cannibus is an appetite stimulant

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:02 am

You might want to try eating at least 6 small high calorie meals throughout the day. Supplement that with 2 cans of Ensure Plus and you should gain weight. The mac n cheese someone mentioned is a great idea. Mostly find the foods you love and eat lots of that. Good luck.

 

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:53 am

Don't forget potato with lots of real butter, gravy etc.

The wright will stabilize and once the inside heals you will start to gain ---- eat little amounts and often --- lots of marshmallow -- I stay away from grains and "healthfoods" as they really have an adverse reaction but I am missing a lot more than the colon so that may be different.  Add sugar and cream to tea -- no coffee it leaches good stuff out until you get the weight back   

Good luck -- but don't panic just one meal at a time and savor every mouthful - make your life count for pleasure now!!

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Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 7:41 am

I agree with the way your eating. Very strange that the medical field doesn't agree.

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:56 pm
Bluetrain67 wrote:

You might want to try eating at least 6 small high calorie meals throughout the day. Supplement that with 2 cans of Ensure Plus and you should gain weight. The mac n cheese someone mentioned is a great idea. Mostly find the foods you love and eat lots of that. Good luck.

 



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