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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?

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

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For my daily workout can I drink ensure plus and boost?

For my daily workout can I drink ensure plus and boost?

Yes: I assume you are trying go gain weight or muscle mass after a workout?

Ensure plus and boost contain a large amount of calories and protein. Drinking one of each after a workout shouldn`t cause a problem. ...Read more

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Does ensure plus work?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is ensure plus good if you workout?

Could be: I would just eat a balanced meal. I guess it could be used as a meal replacement if you wanted to do that. ...Read more

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How many ensure plus to drink a day to gain weight?

How many ensure plus to drink a day to gain weight?

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

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How many ensures plus to drink a day to gain weight?

How many ensures plus to drink a day to gain weight?

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

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I'm 16 years okd, 5'4" and 95 pounds. Will drinking ensure plus with dinner help me gain weight?

I'm 16 years okd, 5'4" and 95 pounds. Will drinking ensure plus with dinner help me gain weight?

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

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I drink between 3 and 4 ensure plus drinks daily my poitassium is quite high can the ensure plus drinks cause thid?

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

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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?

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?

Why gain weight?: Ensure plus is for elderly that don't eat enough. What's making you think that you need to gain weight? Your bmi is normal. Why don't you increase good nutritional caloric intake by eating real food? ...Read more

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Ensure plus is a steroid?

Ensure plus is a steroid?

No: Ensure plus is a nutritional drink with protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It does not contain any steroids. ...Read more

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If I drink ensure plus how long till I start gaining weight?

If I drink ensure plus how long till I start gaining weight?

Thanks for asking!: If you are a healthy individual balanced diet is better then any supplement.
Diet and exercise will keep you healthy and I suggest to stay away from these unless you have any medical issue for which I would suggest to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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If u drink a ensure plus after every meal plus exercise will I gain healthy weight?

If u drink a ensure plus after every meal plus exercise will I gain healthy weight?

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

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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

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Which is better ensure or boost?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Will boost plus make me get fat?

Will boost plus make me get fat?

Boost Plus is 360: Calories with: protein 15%, carbohydrate 50% ; fat 35%. Ingesting more calories then you burn can lead to weight gain. ...Read more

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Does boost plus help u gain weight?

Can: As long as you are using it in addition to usual meals and not in place of or to reduce the size of meals. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How do I gain 10lbs? I weigh 123. And I drink ensure plus with my meals

How do I gain 10lbs? I weigh 123. And I drink ensure plus with my meals

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

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Doc refuses to prescribe ensure plus I have eating problems how can I gain weight?

Doc refuses to prescribe ensure plus I have eating problems how can I gain weight?

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

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Is it possible to live off Ensure Plus only, if running 4 of them (1400 Calories) a day?

Is it possible to live off Ensure Plus only, if running 4 of them (1400 Calories) a day?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Are boost shakes better than ensure?

Are boost shakes better than ensure?

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