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Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining
Hello : Hello ensure makes a number of different products. Many of these are used after a person has had surgery, is in a debiliated state or is losing weight. They are often used as a supplement to prevent a person from losing weight and to ensure that they are getting balanced nutrition. ...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
Drinking alcohol?: No it isn't. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels ; juice rather than soda. Some people add whey, . ...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
Calories in vs used: If the soda you are drinking isn't increasing your calories above that which you expend with daily activity, then you will not gain weight. Even though you are not gaining weight, you may want to consider making healthier choices - drinking more water and filling your daily calorie needs with nutritious and vitamin rich foods instead! ...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
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?
How much can weight fluctuate in a day depending on what you've had to eat/drink? A relative claims some foods make her gain 3 lbs "overnight."
It's certainly: possible to gain "3 pounds overnight" if someone eats very salty food and/or has a problem with fluid retention. This is water weight, not body mass. I've seen patients with heart failure who have gained up to 10 pounds of edema fluid in 24 hours after a dietary indiscretion. Rather than being skeptical of your relative, i encourage you to support her in efforts to eat healthfully. Dr. Anne ...Read more
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?
Gaining Weight: 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
Why do I not gain weight, I eat and drink but I'm not gaining any weight , am I aneroxic or is there something else wrong with my body? Please help
Not anorexic: Anorexia is a disorder where a person refuses to eat in order to lose weight. It sounds like you are eating normally. If you are at a normal body-mass-index then I would not worry about the health effects of your weight. If you are losing weight without trying or if you are underweight you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The fancy ones do.: A regular cup of black coffee only has about ten calories. But you can accumulate several hundred calories in a latte or other fancy coffee drink, with all the heavy cream and whole milk and flavoring syrups. Stick to plain coffee with perhaps 2% milk or some flavored creamer - not a lot, just to taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Water weight will make the scale look like you gained pounds However your body will eliminate xs water in a few hours. So if you need to weigh in (sports) don't drink alot of water right before being weighed. You will show more pounds on the scale. ...Read more
No: If you are healthy your kidneys will elimate the extra water that you drink. ...Read more
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