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Do Ensure Help You Gain Weight
It can be one: Component of a weight gain plan. Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, . ...Read more
It can be 1:
Component to weight gain. Eat healthy foods
that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail >. ...Read more
Weight gain: Weight gain occurs when an individuals intake of calories is >> than the expenditure of calories. Most people need 22-25 kcal/kg/d to maintain weight (kcal =1 food cal). If you exercise, you burn more calories & need more fuel; couch potatoes less! To gain 1 kilo/month you need to intake 500-1000 cal/day in excess of what your body requires. It can be w/ensure or any other good source of food. ...Read more
The math: Ensure plus = 350 calories. One pound = 3, 500 calories. 3, 500 calories divided by 350 calories = 10 days with all other factors remaining the same. ...Read more
That depends on how: Fast a rate of gain you desire ; how many calories your take in compared to how much you burn. Ensure plus is 350 calories ; there are 3, 500 calories per pound. ...Read more
Avoid Ensure...: More calories will help you gain weight but I do NOT advise Ensure, as it has many ingredients from GMO sources (corn sugars, soy, canola oil) and ingredients like synthetic Vit. E which are best avoided. You can go to a health food store and find a whey protein powder from grass-fed cows and mix it with organic juices. You will get just as many extra calories as Ensure but it will be healthier. ...Read more
Male 5'4 about 126, always been little too slim. Can I start ensure daily 200 or 350 mg to gain weight?
Being slim is not a disease and to increase you intake of food to gain weight is not a good idea. (I am 5-8 and 120 lb). Taking the supplement will lighten your wallet and worsen your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Am A 105Pound I Wish To Gain Atlease 20 More How Often Or How Much Ensure Plus Should I Drink To Gain That Amount Of weight?
My son is 16 &138lbs at 5 "11" he wants to gain weight & I was wondering if drinking 2 ensures a day will help and is it a safe method?
Hi. ..I'm want to gain more weight. My current weight is 116 pounds. I've been drinking ensure plus and boost plus. How many should I drink a day?
Probably 2-3 bottles a day
in addition to your regular 1600 calories a day food intake to maintain 116 pounds at normal daily activities. This will add 500 extra calories per day.
There are 3500 calories in 1 pound of weight. If you add 500 calories a day in a week you will gain 1 pound of weight. 500 x 7=3500 calories ...Read more
My question is what is recommended for gaining weight? I'm 5'5 and 98 lbs I have no health problems and eat a lot Is there a pill or would ensure help
See below: In order to increase your weight you must eat or drink more calories daily than you burn up. But you don't want just more fat on the body so it's important to build muscle also. In order to do this you increase the amount of food you eat daily. Follow a mediterranean type diet and start a strength training muscle building program. For information on diet go to http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more
What can I be prescribed to make me gain weight because I been 100 pounds half of my life and im now 26 years old. I've been drinking ensure and boost?
A matter of balance.: To gain a single pound, you must eat 3500 calories more than you use. This would translate to an increase in calories of 500/day to gain one pound in a week! Continue to be sure that your extra calories are nutritious, not junk. Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, almond butter on whole grain toast, smoothies are other good examples. You probably don't get much sympathy, but it can be hard to gain! ...Read more
Why?: Ensure can potentially help with weight gain, as it's packed with many proteins/nutrients, and, in some cases, carbs. However, why is it that you want to gain weight? Are you underweight? Going above average BMI can put you at risk for many diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. You should discuss this with your doctor to be sure you're doing the right thing. Best wishes. ...Read more
That can help with: Weight gain. There are many ways to gain weight. At healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola & trail mix. ...Read more
Calories: Look at the calories. Whichever has the most, would help you gain more weight. ...Read more
Not likely: Ensure is a processed food with a lot of sugar. It can be a help for debilitated older persons but a 29 year old with liver damage would do much better with eating lots of fresh vegetables and colorful fruits in 6 equal healthy meals with small quantities of high quality protein and olive oil. Persons with depression may need vit d 3 supplements. Exercise through the day. Pretend jump roping. ...Read more
I really want to gain weight. Is there an herbal pill I can take. I drink ensure plus. I need help.
No, no herbal pills: For healthy weight gain. Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more
I'm a 23 year old female and I weigh around 138 lbs if I drink three ensures or nutriments a day will that help me gain weight?
Probably, but why?: For a woman in her twenties, 138 lbs sounds normal (but that depends on her height, and what she has been weighing over the past 12 months). In general, we doctors like to do things the natural way, meaning we prefer weight gain by eating nutritious foods that are part of a balanced diet. Balanced means a good variety of foods. Ensure comes in a can, but if needed, it will increase one's weight. ...Read more
What is the difference between Ensure and Boost? I think I read that Boost was for extra energy or something like that. I'm trying to gain weight.
Multiple product: Boost and ensure are both nutritional drinks. Both have multiple products in the same brand name with adding prefix or suffix, with differences in various products.. There are minor differences in potassium and protein content. If you have no medical problem this minor differences would not matter, otherwise consult dietitian if on special food requirement.. ...Read more
I'm 5'2 n abt 95lb can't gain weight nothing works ensure helps maintain weight but can't get over 100lbs is there any pills or something I can take?
Under weight: Would need more information. Is your appetite normal? Are you taking in enough calories? Do you have any symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea? Is there a family history of gastrointestinal disorders? What is the weight of your parents and siblings? There are pills that stimulate appetite but this is to effective if your appetite is normal. ...Read more
Depends: If you keep ur regular meals stable, could use 3-6/day to add protein calories (better be working out or will just convert to fat). Likely much easier & cheaper overall to use powder protein (usually whey best), and make shakes or fortify other usual drinks w/protein ~20-60grams/day, depending on ur weight now. (don't over do it-->kidney risk & fat conversion risk). ...Read more
Ensure plus: I would call you insurer and find a nutritionist in your area and have them advise you on diet and supplements. Many gastroenterologist have nutritionists associated with them so that is another means to discuss your issues (i.e. make an appointment with a gastroenterologist). ...Read more
I am 20 years old and I am 96 pounds I eat allot but I have never gain weight I wanna gain weight does drinking ensure makes me gain weight?
Please see your doc: He/she may do some blood work, including a thyroid test. This will help determine the cause of your weight status. Insure is helpful for some but you are too young to be in need of a product like that. Protein powder shakes may be helpful. Nuts are also a good source of protein. ...Read more
If someone is trying to gain weight, is there anything wrong/unhealthy with drinking ensure plus everyday as a way to add additional calories?
No real harm: Just consuming the calories, however, is not going to guarantee that the body will add them as lean mass (muscle). You should combine a weight lifting or resistance type exercise to your week to encourage the body to use the calories to build muscle. ...Read more