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Posted by: EMILY | 2008/08/30

what should i do

Hi Doc

i am on the slim side but recently i began observing that i was losing some weight.
i need to know want to take to regain weight loss.
And also to add more breast size cos every thing is becoming alarming in my body.
thanks
EMILY

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Dear Emily
It is essential that you have a medical checkup if you suddenly start losing weight without reason (e.g. if you are not trying to lose weight with a diet) because it is important to identify the cause and treat it immediately. So do contact your gp and let's find out why you are losing weight (there are many physical causes and one should also not forget phsychological factors like anxiety and depression). For basic information on weight gaining, click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Diet Basics' and 'Weight gaining' and read the articles. Companies like Fresenius Kabi and Nestle, among others, make meal replacement supplements Phone Fresenius on (011) 545-0000, or the Nestle Consumer Services at 0860 09 6789 and ask about Nutritional Supplements to boost your energy intake. You can purchase liquid meal supplements at most chemist shops. Talk to the pharmacist about your need to gain weight and see which products he or she will recommend. Basically you need to eat more food either by gradually increasing how much you eat at each meal, or by taking supplements IN ADDITION to your regular meals (not to replace meals), or by having more snacks between meals. If you use a meal supplement such as Fresubin, with or without fibre, at the rate of 200 ml 3x a day, then you should gain 1 kg per week.. Feedback from other Readers has indicated that they have successfully gained weight by using a meal supplement.
But do have that checkup!
Best regards
DietDoc

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