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by mapesuma on Tue Mar 22, 2011 06:20 PM
Like so many, I lost a lot of weight and was prescribed various supplement drinks. I really struggled with them. I thought they were all horrible. Thankfully I eventually started putting on weight and can now maintain without them.
My sister is currently taking them in a hospital ward where nearly every patient is on them. The ward staff told me that the one which goes down best with the most people is the strawberry Ensure.
May be worth you trying it if you are struggleing with them like I did.
All the best,
by tongrenhealer on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:08 AM
Berry flavor better than regular ensure, but Pat still doesn't like it. I mixed it into smoothies. How about vanilla Orgain from Whole Foods. Kind of expensive but tastes better.
by jch3200 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:53 PM
Hey, I understand the need to gain weight when going through this, I lost 35 lbs that I didn't have to lose in the first place, but be careful the sugar content of those drinks is very high which is why I didn't use them. Sugar feeds cancer!
by STAGEOnebOne on Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:20 AM
Try the vanilla RESURGEX...you can add any kind of fruit to it, and customize your flavor. Or add your favorite cocoa powder.
Don't get the chocolate Resurgex. it tastes good going down...but HORRIBLE coming back up, if you're battling nausea and vomitting like I was.
RESURGEX is made for cancer patients as a complete meal.
by jsyburkhead on Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:23 AM
Where can I purchase this supplement drink?
by STAGEOnebOne on Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:25 AM
btw... ENSURE is the worst, in terms of total nutrition and protein. And doesn't it use high fructose corn syrup?
When I was on chemo, I compared all the ingredients of Boost, Ensure, and some whole foods protein powders.
by reckcreate on Thu Mar 24, 2011 01:28 AM
My husband cannot stand most supplement drinks, but I did get a good tip on one he can tolerate better. Rather than Ensure, try Pediasure -- the stuff is made for kids, so it has to taste good!
by Diamond_David on Thu Mar 24, 2011 02:04 AM
On Mar 24, 2011 1:28 AM reckcreate wrote: My husband cannot stand most supplement drinks, but I did get a good tip on one he can tolerate better. Rather than Ensure, try Pediasure -- the stuff is made for kids, so it has to taste good!
On Mar 24, 2011 1:28 AM reckcreate wrote:
I had tonsil/throat cancer Jan 2008. 5 months had a feeding tube, then montsof soft food. A friedn turned me onto a nutritional shake by gatorade.
I buy it from www.schoolhealth.com
In the search field type "38017" and then click on the picture to see details.
Here's the promo info:
Helps elite athletes meet their daily calorie needs to optimize performance. Provides high-quality milk protein isolate, plus 15 vitamins and minerals for muscle metabolism and energy to promote normal muscle adaptation resulting from training."
I like chacolate. 360 calories, protein, vitamins and it tastes great. I buy it by the case and they ship it. I do not eat breakfast anymore, one of these and might have it for lunch if I'm busy.
by Mamuchis on Thu Mar 24, 2011 08:51 AM
Hi, when I was on chemotherapies I which to lose weight but instead to lose I gain weight like 40 pounds in 6 months and 1 and half year I still having like 20 pounds I just advice everyone don't give up ...with faith everything will be ok...take care everyone and God bless you!
by jennybl on Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:23 AM
I am also on Ensure and need it for almost all meals i make my own supplement drink using vanila enruae as the base and then adding flavoured coffed, malted milk, raw egg and sometimes cream, or ice cream some days this is all I can swallow and I am stiil maintaining my weight and slowly ganinh wieght. I also add the ready mixed ensure liqud to the vanilla poder I also have added honey and even Bailey Irish cream as a treat. Know it is not a perfect diet but it ia better than plan food supplement.
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