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29 Sep 2006

HOW TO GAIN WEIGHT
My husband is loosing alot of weight. My weight is up to standard but his is dropping. What can he do to increase his weight.

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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear CoolCat
If your hubby's metabolism is very fast, then it may be a good idea to have your gp check his thyroid function as an overactive thyroid can cause pronounced weight loss and prevent weight gain. Gaining weight is just as problematic as trying to lose it. Basically individuals who struggle to gain weight do not ingest sufficient energy for the high demands of their Basic metabolic rate and/or physical activity. I have written some articles on this subject. For basic information click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Diet Basics' and 'Weight gaining' and read the articles. Companies like Fresenius Kabi and Nestle, among others, make meal replacement supplements Phone Fresenius on (011) 203-2000, or the Nestle Consumer Services at 0860 09 6789 and ask about Nutritional Supplements to boost energy intake. Basically he would need to eat more food either by gradually increasing how much he eats at each meal, or by taking supplements IN ADDITION to his regular meals (not to replace meals), or by having more snacks between meals. If your hubby uses a meal supplement such as Fresubin, with or without fibre, at the rate of 200 ml 3x a day, then he should gain 1 kg per week.
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DietDoc
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