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Ensure Boost Plus
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
Calories: Look at the calories. Whichever has the most, would help you gain more weight. ...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
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?
I want to gain around 8-10 pounds. I'm currently 132 lbs and 5'7". I bought Ensure Plus and I was wondering how many would I need to drink a day?
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
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
My appetite has been gone for 2 weeks now. I eat 1 or 2 bites and leave it. I've tried drinking ensure to boost it but it hasn't worked. What should I?
Appetite loss: Loss of appetite may be due to psychological or pathophysiological factors. Is pregnancy a possibility? If not, are there any concerns psychologically or emotionally? If not, and appetite loss(anorexia), and especially if there is weight loss ,your physician should take a thorough history, perform a complete physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more