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Here are some ideas for calorie dense foods: nuts, peanut and other nut butters, granola, full fat dairy (yogurt, cheese, milk), avocatos, power bars or shakes if you need extra calories. These foods are high in calories but they're not too filling so you can eat more of them. Plus, they're way healthier than just eating a bunch of junk food to gain weight. I'm also trying to gain some weight and I find that nuts help a lot! Also, try eating wraps for a snack or maybe part of a meal. Wrap bread is really high in calories and you can load it with deli meat or tuna and cheese and then use hummus, cheese, or other types of toppings. You can make a pretty high calorie wrap that isn't too filling!
im going through the same thing b 4 surgeries i had 2 within 2 1/2 months b4 surgery i weighed 115 lbs i now weigh 90 after the surgeries i feel ultra disgusted with how skinny i am i had my first op on 11/15 the 2nd was done on jan 30th i also have no appetite i have to force myself to eat even though i want to because i want to gain weight i just have no hunger feelings no desire. when i do eat i barely eat i cant fit much in my stomach b-4 im full im scared ill lose more weight in case your wondering i had cervical and lumbar spine surgery so excercise is still not an option for me im still hurting pretty bad. and i hate hospitals so im really scared ill wind up in one due to my weight. 90 lbs is disgusting im 5'3 i should be 115 to 125 thats a healthy weight for me anything more is to much for my body type im telling you this for 2 reasons
1 your not alone
2 maybe we can help each other
Hey it's nice to know that there are others in my boat. I hope your guys' surgery was sucessful! I know mine was and I'm sooooo very thankful that I'm better! I just want to be my normal weight again. But, of course, most of all I'm just so happy to be healthy! : ))) Well, I'm going to take the advice on eating things like nuts, wraps, yogurt and other calorie-dense foods. I've been trying to eat things like whole albacore tuna for a low-fat high protein source. Lentils and beans I think are a good idea too. I think it's time to budget a lot more for food each month. msluv5 and ellieeh, I am totally here to encourage you both. I know I could use some support too. What's the best way to stay in touch with you both?
Same story here! I lost 20 lbs off of 110 after surgery 2 months ago.
If you're excercising a lot (like me) make sure you get enough protein... personally I found it really had to eat more solid protein (even nuts) because it just filled me up way too quickly. You may want to add protein supplements to your diet (like whey or soy powder) so that you can up your protein without eating tonnes of meat (and having high cholesterol and sat. fat levels because of it!). Try finding some shake or smoothie recepies that you like: you can get lots of calories and nutrients all at once without feeling too full (I find this works really well for me).
1/2 cup yogurt/ cottage cheese (awesome for protein)
1/2 cup milk
Fruit (banana, avocado, pineapple, berries... whatever you want)
Also, you can add extra stuff in if you don't mind the change in taste/texture, like sunflower seeds, nuts, oats, etc.