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How can i gain weight back and be healthy again after anorexia? dr. said to eat lots of peanut butter. is peanut butter with every meal a good idea?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Won't hurt: it is a source of calories and protein. Mainly a balanced diet and you'll need some exercise like barbells to build muscle. Oddly enough, in the really early stages coca-cola is a necessary supplement to replete phosphate deficiency in starvation. Also, a multivitamin is a good idea (thiamine deficiency).

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Last updated Oct 17, 2015

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