Any suggestions in ideas to gain weight when you are restricted in what you can manage to swallow and when living on your own and find it a real problem preparing cooking having eat on your own and then not being able to eat. Also does anyone else buy food thinking it looks nice then ending up throwing it out I must have put at least $100.00 wprth of food out this month. Most of it untouched. Any thoughts or ideas would be most welcome Jenny
Hi Jenny,A lot of people like to use protein supplements like sustagen to help maintain their weight. The other suggestion is lots of smaller meals rather than 3 square meals a day. If you're having real trouble maintaining weight maybe ask your doctors to refer you to a nutritionist. There are nutritionists who specialise in nutrition for cancer patients.
Hi Jenny, Like Mikey says, eat smaller amounts more often. Protein shakes are good. I found that eating carbs was easiest for me. While having chemo I had cravings for chips & gravy and I used to eat baked potato stuffed with whatever I felt like, things like baked beans, cheese and capsicum or pineapple is good. Cook a few potatoes in the microwave or on the stove until theyre not quite cooked through then cover them over and stick them in the fridge, when you feel like it take one out wrap it in foil cut it through and put whatever you like in the middle seal in the foil and then cook in oven for 10 or 15 mins. Some people might say yuck, but it is the thing that got me through and stopped me from losing too much weight, plus lime cordial. Hope that helps. Maybe a dietician maybe able to offer some more suggestions.
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