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    Wife needs to gain weight

    My wife and I have gone through some pretty hard times with our daughter and mental health issues. We are all in therapy now and everyone is doing better on the mental front which is great, but my wife has suffered a pretty intense weight loss over the past 6 months. From 135lbs-99lbs.

    She wasn’t eating but once every few days and it was a bite or two if that. Her therapist is helping her mentally be right but her body has suffered from the whole event. The therapist has just said eat 3x a day to gain back what she lost. But with such a huge lack of food for such a long time her appetite isn’t very much now. I get her chocolate shakes and easy to eat junk foods but that’s not what her body needs to put back on the weight. I want her to get the most calories that aren’t sugar filled as she can when she eats and she seems more receptive towards a liquid diet as of now.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of some good tasting proteins or weight gainers she could take so she can take a good step forward to being back where she was. She’s 5’1” and works 12hr shifts and doesn’t get much time for lunch depending how crazy work is that day. Any advice is greatly appreciated, hope I came to the right place, Thanks!
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    Originally Posted by bp96906 View Post
    My wife and I have gone through some pretty hard times with our daughter and mental health issues. We are all in therapy now and everyone is doing better on the mental front which is great, but my wife has suffered a pretty intense weight loss over the past 6 months. From 135lbs-99lbs.

    She wasn’t eating but once every few days and it was a bite or two if that. Her therapist is helping her mentally be right but her body has suffered from the whole event. The therapist has just said eat 3x a day to gain back what she lost. But with such a huge lack of food for such a long time her appetite isn’t very much now. I get her chocolate shakes and easy to eat junk foods but that’s not what her body needs to put back on the weight. I want her to get the most calories that aren’t sugar filled as she can when she eats and she seems more receptive towards a liquid diet as of now.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of some good tasting proteins or weight gainers she could take so she can take a good step forward to being back where she was. She’s 5’1” and works 12hr shifts and doesn’t get much time for lunch depending how crazy work is that day. Any advice is greatly appreciated, hope I came to the right place, Thanks!
    Very sorry to hear of your troubles.

    In terms of caloric density and ease of digestion, things like full-fat yogurt, nut butters, and dried fruit are great options. Simply blending up a cup of full fat yogurt, two spoons of peanut butter, and a banana is about 600 calories.

    If you’re looking for premade options, given she’s not trying to lift and gain muscle, most doctors who are trying to have patients gain weight seem to lean on Ensure Plus+ shakes as they are pretty calorie dense and already mixed, so you can take them anywhere.

    Even just adding 1-3 of those ensure shakes a day would help if it’s in addition to regular meals.
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    easiest way would probably be to make quick protein shakes with things thrown in for both flavor and calories. liquids tend to be much easier to get down and they digest faster so she can still eat regular foods throughout the day and not feel stuffed. bonus is that because its a protein shake preferably mixed with healthy carbs and fats of her choice the weight she gains should contain more muscle instead of all fat like it would be if she started gorging on easy access fast food and other garbage.
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