You asked about the specific vitamins that can increase appetite - basically the "B" vitamins. I think an overall good multivitamin and mineral like One-A-Day is a necessity these days and it does seem to give my appetite a boost. For added calories, I also like "Larabars".
You can find them at most grocery stores or health food stores. Our HEB stocks them and so does Walmart. Grab your blender and whip up some smoothies with almond butter, frozen fuit, juice, milk. I do understand that without a hearty appetite, it is hard to eat enough food.
Skipping meals is a real no- no. I eat every 3 hours and carry Larabars in my purse. Mild exercise will definitely stimulate appetite, but don't go overboard on high aerobics or you will burn too many calories. Pilates should be just right ! Have you used the Nutrition Tracker to see how many calories you are actually taking in? That was a eye opener for me. I wasn't taking enough calories to maintain my weight, let alone gain any pounds. I have been strugling with this low weight issue all my life and yes, people, do NOT understand that it is just as difficult as losing weight. That is why I love this group because everyone here DOES!
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