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I'm a c6 whho lives alone and doesn't like to eat. However pushing in carpet cubicle land all day I'm buring a lot of energy and getting faint. Can you tell me the best thing to throw in a blender with a bannana and a some ice cream. I would like to put 1000 calores in me before going to work.
What should I put in the blender each morning?
08-05-2001, 05:29 PM
Drink a Boost or Equate or Sustacal. They have 360 calories in just 8oz.
08-05-2001, 08:05 PM
Cris - One can add just about any thing to food in a blender. Years ago I worked with a doctor who often had patients who had a difficult time with appetite, gaining weight, etc. He recommended adding malt (don't know if one can still get it), used to come in a jar, powdered, similar to a jar of instant coffee.
The anabolic drug, Oxandrin, is beginning to be used in debilitated patients, with minimal androgenic side effects. It has been demonstrated that its use enables the person to synthesize protein, increase weight and build body mass.
Lastly, go to www.craighospital.org (http://www.craighospital.org) Once on the site, click on 'health and wellness' and then click on 'other health links' This will take you to several very good sites on nutrition. CRF
08-05-2001, 08:16 PM
CRF, is that similar to Creatin? Or are they completely different with similar results?
08-06-2001, 02:58 PM
crf, my grandpa was big on making me malts to try to put some weight on me when i was in rehab and weighed 90 lbs. he used malt in them so i know you can still buy it somewhere. i'll try to ask him where he bought it. melissa
08-06-2001, 03:46 PM
Oxandralone is an anabolic steroid that is used short term for those who either have pressure ulcers or have lost at least 20% of their lean body mass. It should only be used under close physician supervision, and with frequent lab test. It should be taken with a protein supplement to really put on muscle mass. Creatine is just an amino acid that some think is especially important for building muscle. It is much preferred to take a balanced protein supplement that provides all the essential amino acids.
Of course it is best to eat a proper diet that has all the nutrients you need. If you are only adding protein you are likely to be deficient in many of the minerals and vitamins that are required for both maintaining and repairing your body. Keep in mind that you will be much better served by eating 5-6 small meals daily than trying to cram all you need into one or two meals daily. You are also less likely to feel full too soon this way.
I would recommend that you see a good clinical dietician (your physician should be able to recommend one) and get some help, education, and recommendations on how to deal with this problem. (KLD)