It will be larger amounts of the healthier foods, and there is more room to add a little more gravy to mashed potatoes, saute veggies in oil, cream cheese on a bagel, scoop of ice cream, etc. More frequent snacking and higher calorie smoothies can also help. Dietitian Becky
I agree with the previous poster - same, nutritious, wholesome foods you are eating, just larger quantities. Also, I'd just like to applaud you for what you're doing. So sweet of you to be so caring and concerned with your relative!
I would suggest that she eat healthy, like you are doing, but instead of dropping 500 calories a day to lose a lb a week, add 500. So if she can maintain, she should work to eat 2000. When she nears a healthy weight, she can start dropping to 1800 calories, then 1600, then back to 1500.
Weight gain is just like weight loss, just in reverse. You should still eat healthy foods, just bigger servings. I am sure your relative, and her doctor will have input, and that will hopefully be enough info to fashion a diet. However I would advise against eating high calorie foods to pack on 35 lbs. It is an over-reaction. She will start to put on some weight, now that chemo is over, and going up slowly, but steadily is better than packing on 35 lbs in 3 months, and then having a messed up diet.
She needs quality foods, just in larger quantities than you do... temporarily.
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Hi, A relative will be visiting for about 3 weeks, she finished chemo and is now cancer free. She is underweight and would like to healthfully gain about 30-35 lbs. While I am on a weight Loss diet, how can I incorporate higher calorie foods into Her diet? She told me eggs ,milk-reguar cows, soy, almond or anything with a creamy texture bother her stomach. Any suggestions? I don't even know if I'm posting in the right place.
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