How to gain weight

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How to gain weight

by Kstyle3321 on Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi Everyone! Does anyone know of any certain foods that help people gain some weight back from chemo? Thanks!

RE: How to gain weight

by pcn17 on Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 6/17/2007 Kstyle3321 wrote:

Hi Everyone! Does anyone know of any certain foods that help people gain some weight back from chemo? Thanks!

My situation, same as your. I started out 134 lbs.  I am 103 lbs my last radiation was August 06.  It's taken me all this time to try to gain.  I know we are suppose stay away from sugars.  I try, but not killing myself to completely stay away.  I have been eating anything I can get down my throat with added liquid, i.e. butter, milk, water added to the food.  I order childs plates if I can, but eat anything I can that has gravy or liquid.  A lot of it is heavy and fattening, but I'm not worried at this time.  I can't eat breads, peanuts, pecans, cake, some fruits seem real tangy so I'm careful.  I eat a lot of pasta with sauce, lasagna with added sause and water.  Enchiladas with onions, cheese & extra gravy and added water.  I'm trying to eat fattening food for the moment.  I drink Fusion drinks, sell at grocery stores, peach, strawberry/banana, they are more liquify more than yogurt.  I eat cottage cheese with peaches added. It has a lot of protein.  I eat a little meat, brisket, I ask for marble meat, it has some fat and it is not so lean. Sometimes I get embarrassed in public as if people see me eat, I've learned to ignore them and doing what I can for me.

I also buy Womans Health Multivitamins for woman.  It has helped me a lot.  I drink ensure as well a couple of times a day.

 I understand people with Head and Neck, will be always thin.  Our desire to eat is not like it's use to and we can eat a little at a time.  Don't know about you, but I have developed mucous bad, and have to be careful when swalowing it does not go up into my sinus.  That has ben a problem.

 Hope I've given you some information if you've gone through this. Quality of life is different and the eating goes in cycles for me...Wish you good luck and God Bless.


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