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How Much Ensure To Drink To Gain Weight
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?
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
Calories: Look at the calories. Whichever has the most, would help you gain more weight. ...Read more
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
I'm a 23 year old female and I weigh around 138 lbs if I drink three ensures or nutriments a day will that help me gain weight ?
Probably, but why?: For a woman in her twenties, 138 lbs sounds normal (but that depends on her height, and what she has been weighing over the past 12 months). In general, we doctors like to do things the natural way, meaning we prefer weight gain by eating nutritious foods that are part of a balanced diet. Balanced means a good variety of foods. Ensure comes in a can, but if needed, it will increase one's weight. ...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
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
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?
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
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
I am 20 years old and I am 96 pounds I eat allot but I have never gain weight I wanna gain weight does drinking ensure makes me gain weight?
Please see your doc: He/she may do some blood work, including a thyroid test. This will help determine the cause of your weight status. Insure is helpful for some but you are too young to be in need of a product like that. Protein powder shakes may be helpful. Nuts are also a good source of protein. ...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
Im trying to gain weight after gallbladder surgery how many ensure plus do I need to drink. A day to gain my weight back?
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
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more
I am underweight need to gain weight. Tried Ensure Plus. It bothers my stomach. Need a GF, soy free, lactose free weight gaining drink. Any ideas?
Need dietician: You have a dietary problem that is not uncommon but needs specialized help in managing it. Please consult your family physician and have him/her refer you to a registered dietician. ...Read more
I have with sickle cell anemia, i weigh 110 pounds and i'm 5'8 is there anyway for me to gain weight. Should i drink 6 ensure with 3-4 meals a day?
Diet for sickle cell: Sickle cell patients should eat lean protein, fruits & vegetables, & whole grains. Dairy products can be hard for african-americans to tolerate since they may not have the enzyme needed to digest lactose. Be careful about drinking too much ensure since the amount of protein can be hard for sickle cell kidneys to process. Excessive ensure can also cause diarrhea which would cause dehydration. ...Read more
Im 5'3" only weight 91 lbs i cannot gain weight. I started drinking ensure increased my calorie intake but still nothing. please help!! and yes my thyroid has been checked multiple times. I would like to gain 15 lbs at least.
I have low iron and vitamin d . I need to gain some weight fast. I also have IBS and night sweats every night....so should I drink ensure or boost everyday to put some ponds on ( like maybe 15 to 20 pounds within a month)?
Calories: Ensure and boost are good sources of extra calories, but ou must also eat plenty of good quality food on a balanced diet. Sounds like you're already seeing a doctor about your problem and they have sent lab tests. Green leafy vegetables have lots of iron. Ask your doctor for advice, or consult with dietician. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What to do if my grandmother is 90 years old and weighs 93 pounds. What can she eat or drink to gain weight?
Whatever she wants!: At 90yo, your grandmother can typically afford to eat & drink whatever she wants, especially if she only weighs 93 pounds. We get concerned as to why she's only 93 pounds, such as depression, cancer, emphysema etc. Some medications can decrease appetite. Perhaps she has bad heart burn or difficulty chewing/swallowing food b/c poor dentition or stroke. Take her to see her Family Doc or Geriatrician ...Read more
Beer for weight gain: None. Zero. Zilch. Any weight gain from beer's sugars would be bad weight. It would increase your heart risks and bad cholesterol outcomes. Beer's calories are not of any nutritional value and i would advise you to reconsider your plan to drink your way to an increased weight. ...Read more
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
My daughter is drinking 3 oz every 3 hours. She is 3 weeks old . Is it too much ? She weights 7.13. She was 6.7 2 weeks ago ( app she gained too much)
OVERFEEDING?: She is not gaining a lot of weight. They gain 2 lbs. Every month x 3 months, then 1lb, every month. She now belongs to the 50th percentile. ...Read more
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
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
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