Our expert says:
I agree that your client needs to increase her weight as a BMI of 18,8 is far too low. If I understand you correctly, you would like her to gain some weight without her knowing about it as she is convinced that she is fat. This immediately sets alarm bells ringing in my mind. I suspect that your client may suffer from anorexia or another eating disorder and what she actually needs is to obtain assistance from a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), and a clinical psychologist. Try and persuade her to see a dietitian - give her a reason such as improving her lean body mass, so that she can take the first steps towards treatment of her anorexia. You can't really do anything else, because if you suggest that she takes a liquid meal supplement with a high energy content, she will just refuse. The thing is to get her to realise that she has a problem and to seek professional help for it.
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