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Anorexia recovery weight gain should be how many pounds/wk?
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
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In brief: 2 lbs per week
Anorexia recovery is very complex and needs to be achieved with the help of medical professionals knowledgeable.
A fast weight gain is too much psychologically and physcally for a patient. An anorexic person has a great fear of gaining weight. So, as long as there is continual improvement in their health there is no rule of weight gain--just heath and psychological well-being foremost.

In brief: 2 lbs per week
Anorexia recovery is very complex and needs to be achieved with the help of medical professionals knowledgeable.
A fast weight gain is too much psychologically and physcally for a patient. An anorexic person has a great fear of gaining weight. So, as long as there is continual improvement in their health there is no rule of weight gain--just heath and psychological well-being foremost.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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