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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?
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
I drink between 3 and 4 ensure plus drinks daily my poitassium is quite high can the ensure plus drinks cause thid?
How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Why are you taking this supplement? Do you have kidney disease? If your kidney function is normal, it can regulate potassium level. It would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...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 more
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
Depends: Your weight should be balanced to reflect your height, health, activity and bone structure. It is rare to need a liquid supplement to support your weight at your age. Please let your physician look over your food diary, and check some labs, to see if there is a medical problem. Stretch marks with dark color need to be checked. ...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
Nutrition: Depends on your height and weight. 6-8 cans of ensure is more likely what your body needs however, it's much healthier to consume actual real foods. If you are unable to eat and feed yourself through a peg, I can still blend whole nutritious foods to liquid and provide them through the gtube. Supplementing with ensure is ok but try to consume more real food. In additin, speak with a nutritionist ...Read more
I'm 9 weeks and 3 days and under weight. Is it safe to drink boost plus because I don't eat three full meals a day. Maybe 2 meals at times.
It's safe for: Pregnancy. Have ur regular prenatal check up. God bless u! http://www. Babycentre. Co.Uk/a536361/10-steps-to-a-healthy-pregnancy. ...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
I weigh 124 I want to gain 15lbs within at lease a month or two. How do I go about that? Ensure plus with every meal, cb-1 pill, oxandrolone tablets
I am 103 lbs. 28 yrs. Old and want to gain at least 20 lbs. Fast. I'm drinking 3 ensure plus shakes a day. Will this help? And what else should I do?
Eat 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, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more
Both are good: Both ensure and boost have about the same number of calories (250) as well as more in the plus varieties. Both suppy good amounts of protein, and can be used if you are lactose intolerant or need a gluten free diet. Cost and taste could be a factor, and are both better if chilled. My patients seem to like them both about the same. Consider carnation instant breakfast if money/taste is a concern. ...Read more
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