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    Excessive Weight Loss

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      EllasDaddy

      My wife made me chocolate milk shakes with protein powder every night. I also drank fruit smoothies during the daywith added protein. We bought it at GNC.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Unfortunately weight loss is not that uncommon with Stage 4 cancers. However it is very fortunate that you still have a good appetitie and are eating moderately well. If you are not doing this already, try breaking your 3 main meals a day into 6 smaller meals with snacks in between. This may add some calories to your daily intake. A snack does not have to occur at snack time. When you are getting up to go to the restroom, the laundry room, to get a drink of water ect...segway through the kitchen and get a tablespoon of peanut butter to eat on your way back, a boiled egg, a scoop of ice cream, a bite of chicken, a couple of teaspoons of yogurt ect... all foods that are high in calories and protein. There is a supplement called Megace that if often given to patient with decreased appetite called Megace to increase their appetite, although that does not sound like your problem. There is also a protein supplement called "WHEY" that you can add to milk or ice cream to increase calories and taste exceptionally good, many atheletes use it to keep the weight up. High protein, calorie foods are the key when trying to keep weight on or to gain weight, I wish you the best and hope you are successful in you weight gain.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Madison25,

      Thank you for sharing your situation. This article may give you a few ideas:

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/have-you-lost-weight-because-of-cancer-ideas-on-how-to-get-back-to-a-healthy-weight

      David

      over 3 years ago
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