... build those muscles.. I added my training in about 3 months after I started to gain weight back. ... (4 replies)
... Protein is necessary!!! I had to gain weight also from a very serious illness and I had absolutely no muscle at all in my body, so I had to incorporate protein in everything. Egg whites, nuts, chicken, turkey, yogurt, etc. ... (4 replies)
... Thank you for your viewpoint! I did some searching on the internet and found an article that said that simply packing on the calories without paying attention to muscle growth could be a very bad thing. In effect, we'd be putting 25 lbs of fat onto his current weak muscles and causing tremendous stress to his system.
So, I'm not going to feed him lots of fattening stuff,... (4 replies)
... My son just went through a 9 day stay in the hospital after a serious bout of appendicitis. He was underweight to begin with, but is now rather emaciated. ... (4 replies)
... Gaining 23 pounds in a month, a lot of it is likely to be fat. Granted, a lot of it will probably be water, too. 23 pounds of muscle in a year, let alone a month, is an unlikely feat for most people.
I'd generally say he should drop the fruit drinks in favor of water, although in this scenario, calories are certainly not his enemy. That does not mean it's necessarily... (4 replies)
... I think I should add, Im not after a diet, I need some advice on what to eat during illness, when you are housebound. What to avoid, health promoting foods etc. ... (3 replies)
... Im trying to put on weight aswell after an illness, and Im finding it really hard. Im trying to eat healthily most of the time, so lots of fruit and veg, protein, etc. Lots of snacks. ... (9 replies)