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Hi my weight is 43 kgs and I aim for a weight of around 50 kgs.how much ensure drink should I take per day and for how many months?
Why not gaining lbs?: A rule of thumb--to gain 1 pound eat 3000 calories more than your body normally burns. A bigger question is why are you having difficulty gaining weight? Have you explored with your doctor the possibility of undernutrition, hyperthyroidism, malabsorption and maldigestion, infection, altered GI tract function, eating disorders, inflammatory conditions, and malignancy? Pursue evaluation please. ...Read more
Can I give Ensure drink to my underweight 14-yr old son or Pediasure is safer? He is a very picky eater. Thank you.
Safe yes,reasonable?: You can get a less costly and similar nutritional value by using Carnation breakfast essentials (several flavors). However, I would only do so if he has had a recent checkup/evaluation. What you view as underweight may or may not be valid for his stage of growth, and a treatable medical condition may be overlooked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rest and diversion: You may want to stay awake for a specific task, so the answer is to get rested at other times, even if you are a student cramming for finals or prepping a thesis. Alternating activities to keep your mind stimulated may allow you to multitask and complete the goals. Being tired and bored is the recipe for dozing off. Stimulants like caffeine and some popular drugs are not long term solutions. ...Read more
Is drinking Ensure Life a healthy way to increase weight? I seem to be having slight acid refluxes afterwards but not sure it its psychological...?
Weight: Before you think psychological, you need workup by your PCP to rule out organic (medical) causes. ...Read more
What can be done to help prevent osteoporosis? I know drinking milk is a good start but what else can I do to ensure my bones stay healthy?
Osteoporosis basics: You must do 3 things to avoid osteoporosis: eat enough ca (usually 1000 - 1200mg/day) absorb it into your blood which requires vit d (600 - 800iu/day) get the calcium from your blood to the bone which requires 30 - 60 minutes of weight bearing exercise each day. Many things folks do are bad for the bones: smoking, excess alcohol, many drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm 23 days without one drink but have turned to chocolate instead- how can I make sure this doesn't become a habit so I can be healthy?
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