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    Stachelschwein
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    Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Stachelschwein on Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:43 am

    Background for anyone who hasn't already stalked my life- I recovered from anorexia last summer, lost weight accidentally over Christmas due to illness, and am now back slightly out of the anorexia range and have NONE of the appetite.

    Aside from occasional body dysmorphic issues, I really do want to gain a couple of kg to get to a healthy weight but it's hard when I'm never hungry. I don't think I always get to 2000 calories a day, and the ease at which I could do ALL the restricting again if I stopped trying so hard to maintain to is kinda scary. I also have no idea what humans eat for evening meal. Any ideas for high-calorie evening meals I could try? I've had a lot of McDonald's recently because Monopoly stickers and it's an easy way to get a substantial amount of calories into me, but I can't have that ALL the days!

    Also, thoughts on the numbers/implied numbers in this post? Too much? I'm still pondering the ED rules, and would be pleased to get some input from others! Smile


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    Re: Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Nazi Bitch on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:58 am

    I think saying 2000 calories instead of RDA is totally fine. Like, people would know that numeber anyway???

    I know it has been suggested to you a number of times already: how about liquid calories? I think you have tried that, but how did that work for you? I know that in Lana Land you can get special stuff at pharmacies for people who don't eat well. It's high in calories and also in nutrional value. Though I also know it's kind of expensive too. [One of my friends relied on that drink when we were still in school and her weight dropped to a non-legit point because of eating shizzles, that's how I know about that.]
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    Re: Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Rohinald on Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:19 pm

    I won't pretend to be an expert here, but I'll do my best:)

    Healthy snacks while revising are great. Tesco do an offer of 2 packs of pineapple chunks for £3 and they have a good snack level of calories&nutrition.
    High-calorie/energy breakfasts (museli?)(toast&jam?)
    Brown rise and salmon is a pretty nommish meal too

    Please inform me if I am correct in my thinking of these being good suggestions Razz

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    Re: Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Jack'sBrokenMind on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:58 am

    ^she's allergic to pineapple!

    I'm not sure if me suggesting anything at this point would be okay considering I've been a troll, but I'm proud of you. And I would support you going to your GP with a request for those drink things whilst you have free 'scripts.

    What do you think would help?
    Maybe like a schedule? With a meal plan that's like:

    9am - breakfast: have X Y or Z
    12pm snack - have A B or C
    2pm Lunch - Have D or E

    And so forth with a meal plan that adds up to at least the RDA, or more if you want to gain? So that way you can look up and see, 'well doesn't matter if I'm not hungry, eating X is in the schedule and I will' and then if you get hungry outside of those times you can eat what you chose.


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    Re: Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Rohinald on Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:12 am

    Your GP could refer you to OT/Dietician to help with meal plan suggestions etc.
    Although I imagine, if you want the liquid drinks, you'll need a dietitian referral anyway?

    Allergic to pineapple? How interesting!
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    Post by Jack'sBrokenMind on Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:19 am

    I like the dietician Idea.


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    Re: Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Stachelschwein on Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:40 am

    Ooh, ALL the replies; thank you!
    Lana- I have fruit juices in stock, and try to drink lots of that. With the over the counter pharmacy drink thingies I find they have no more calories than smoothies, fruit juice etc. But maybe different ones will be available on prescription?
    Chelsey- I am indeed allergic to pineapple, for no apparent reason Razz But brown rice is a fantastic suggestion- I love brown rice! (I'd forgotten I liked it, after spending so long claiming not to like rice due to ED trollage.)
    Jodie- I may well try a chart. Much as I love charts, they kind of make me anxious because I know I have to follow them and I can work myself up into a state if I know it's approaching a time when I have to eat and I feel full/nauseous.

    My GP was consulting the ED people to get their advice, and didn't want to just put me on olanzapine without their input, and I need to go back to the doctor soon, so I shall ask about that again, as well as prescription beverages and dietician (I awkwardly recovered before ED services got round to remembering that they'd told me I was going to get to see a dietician).

    Thanks again folks for all your responses and for listening to my ramblings Smile


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    Re: Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Jack'sBrokenMind on Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:57 am

    Make an appointment soon? I can come with you if you'd like?


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    Re: Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Stachelschwein on Fri May 03, 2013 7:23 pm

    After this batch of exams I'll ring to make an appointment Smile
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    Re: Trying to nom enough calories!

    Post by Jack'sBrokenMind on Sat May 18, 2013 10:17 am

    Can we offer you any more support?
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