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falloutboygurl16
01-26-2010, 03:23 AM
so ive been on prednisone and im getting lowered down to 20 mg every other day.
well since i started taking it ive lost like 15 pounds or so.
and i cant fit my size 3 jeans which is ridiculous to me.
haha.
well since i have cfrd aka cystic fibrosis related diabetes i also have to manage my blood sugars which is EXTREMELY difficult for me.

i need to gain weight and i have no idea how i can do this.
ive been eating sooooo much food and its just not working.
plus i already have a super fast metabolism considering no one in my family is overweight and were all pretty skinny.
:/

has anyone else had this problem? and what foods can i eat or what can i do to gain weight?
im currently at 99.5 lbs. and i want to get to 108 then farther if possible.

falloutboygurl16
01-26-2010, 03:23 AM
so ive been on prednisone and im getting lowered down to 20 mg every other day.
well since i started taking it ive lost like 15 pounds or so.
and i cant fit my size 3 jeans which is ridiculous to me.
haha.
well since i have cfrd aka cystic fibrosis related diabetes i also have to manage my blood sugars which is EXTREMELY difficult for me.

i need to gain weight and i have no idea how i can do this.
ive been eating sooooo much food and its just not working.
plus i already have a super fast metabolism considering no one in my family is overweight and were all pretty skinny.
:/

has anyone else had this problem? and what foods can i eat or what can i do to gain weight?
im currently at 99.5 lbs. and i want to get to 108 then farther if possible.

falloutboygurl16
01-26-2010, 03:23 AM
so ive been on prednisone and im getting lowered down to 20 mg every other day.
well since i started taking it ive lost like 15 pounds or so.
and i cant fit my size 3 jeans which is ridiculous to me.
haha.
well since i have cfrd aka cystic fibrosis related diabetes i also have to manage my blood sugars which is EXTREMELY difficult for me.

i need to gain weight and i have no idea how i can do this.
ive been eating sooooo much food and its just not working.
plus i already have a super fast metabolism considering no one in my family is overweight and were all pretty skinny.
:/

has anyone else had this problem? and what foods can i eat or what can i do to gain weight?
im currently at 99.5 lbs. and i want to get to 108 then farther if possible.

falloutboygurl16
01-26-2010, 03:23 AM
so ive been on prednisone and im getting lowered down to 20 mg every other day.
well since i started taking it ive lost like 15 pounds or so.
and i cant fit my size 3 jeans which is ridiculous to me.
haha.
well since i have cfrd aka cystic fibrosis related diabetes i also have to manage my blood sugars which is EXTREMELY difficult for me.

i need to gain weight and i have no idea how i can do this.
ive been eating sooooo much food and its just not working.
plus i already have a super fast metabolism considering no one in my family is overweight and were all pretty skinny.
:/

has anyone else had this problem? and what foods can i eat or what can i do to gain weight?
im currently at 99.5 lbs. and i want to get to 108 then farther if possible.

falloutboygurl16
01-26-2010, 03:23 AM
so ive been on prednisone and im getting lowered down to 20 mg every other day.
<br />well since i started taking it ive lost like 15 pounds or so.
<br />and i cant fit my size 3 jeans which is ridiculous to me.
<br />haha.
<br />well since i have cfrd aka cystic fibrosis related diabetes i also have to manage my blood sugars which is EXTREMELY difficult for me.
<br />
<br />i need to gain weight and i have no idea how i can do this.
<br />ive been eating sooooo much food and its just not working.
<br />plus i already have a super fast metabolism considering no one in my family is overweight and were all pretty skinny.
<br />:/
<br />
<br />has anyone else had this problem? and what foods can i eat or what can i do to gain weight?
<br />im currently at 99.5 lbs. and i want to get to 108 then farther if possible.

mariahsmommy
02-01-2010, 02:25 AM
One suggestion would be to consider a g-tube if your weight is affecting your lung function. My daughter has done amazing with her g-tube and we are so very thankful for it. Also, have you tried increasing your protein intake with any kind of protein shakes? Coconut oil is a great fat for cfers. You can add it to anything and it is great to cook with. I sauteed my vegetable in it and also fry my meats with it. Good luck!

mariahsmommy
02-01-2010, 02:25 AM
One suggestion would be to consider a g-tube if your weight is affecting your lung function. My daughter has done amazing with her g-tube and we are so very thankful for it. Also, have you tried increasing your protein intake with any kind of protein shakes? Coconut oil is a great fat for cfers. You can add it to anything and it is great to cook with. I sauteed my vegetable in it and also fry my meats with it. Good luck!

mariahsmommy
02-01-2010, 02:25 AM
One suggestion would be to consider a g-tube if your weight is affecting your lung function. My daughter has done amazing with her g-tube and we are so very thankful for it. Also, have you tried increasing your protein intake with any kind of protein shakes? Coconut oil is a great fat for cfers. You can add it to anything and it is great to cook with. I sauteed my vegetable in it and also fry my meats with it. Good luck!

mariahsmommy
02-01-2010, 02:25 AM
One suggestion would be to consider a g-tube if your weight is affecting your lung function. My daughter has done amazing with her g-tube and we are so very thankful for it. Also, have you tried increasing your protein intake with any kind of protein shakes? Coconut oil is a great fat for cfers. You can add it to anything and it is great to cook with. I sauteed my vegetable in it and also fry my meats with it. Good luck!

mariahsmommy
02-01-2010, 02:25 AM
One suggestion would be to consider a g-tube if your weight is affecting your lung function. My daughter has done amazing with her g-tube and we are so very thankful for it. Also, have you tried increasing your protein intake with any kind of protein shakes? Coconut oil is a great fat for cfers. You can add it to anything and it is great to cook with. I sauteed my vegetable in it and also fry my meats with it. Good luck!

AR2488
02-01-2010, 04:27 AM
Hey whats up?
A g-tube is always the best idea for gaining weight. However, it is the most annoying and sometimes uncomfortable thing to have. I had one from when I was 13 to when i was 16. It did wonders but it bothered me. I eventually took it out. Since you only care about gaining about ten pounds, you can do it through eating. For extra calories I do a number of things. One, I take scandishakes which are a great source of fat and calories. Two, I eat a lot of things that contain protein such as chicken, fish and nuts. I also try to eat something late at night. Not only is it like a fourth meal but it helps in the sense that I dont burn it off because I go to bed soon after. Also, and I know this is more of a guy thing, but putting on muscle really helps. It gives you weight and you just feel good physically. Im not saying you should be a bodybuilder, but muscle gain is as good as fat. And lastly, at least for me, taking care of the lungs makes weight gain a lot easier. My appetite is better when my lungs are better and not as many calories are used to fight infection. Anyway I hope this helps. I am currently struggling with my weight as well, so I know how you feel. Good luck.

Aaron Rossman
21 Y/O with cf.

AR2488
02-01-2010, 04:27 AM
Hey whats up?
A g-tube is always the best idea for gaining weight. However, it is the most annoying and sometimes uncomfortable thing to have. I had one from when I was 13 to when i was 16. It did wonders but it bothered me. I eventually took it out. Since you only care about gaining about ten pounds, you can do it through eating. For extra calories I do a number of things. One, I take scandishakes which are a great source of fat and calories. Two, I eat a lot of things that contain protein such as chicken, fish and nuts. I also try to eat something late at night. Not only is it like a fourth meal but it helps in the sense that I dont burn it off because I go to bed soon after. Also, and I know this is more of a guy thing, but putting on muscle really helps. It gives you weight and you just feel good physically. Im not saying you should be a bodybuilder, but muscle gain is as good as fat. And lastly, at least for me, taking care of the lungs makes weight gain a lot easier. My appetite is better when my lungs are better and not as many calories are used to fight infection. Anyway I hope this helps. I am currently struggling with my weight as well, so I know how you feel. Good luck.

Aaron Rossman
21 Y/O with cf.

AR2488
02-01-2010, 04:27 AM
Hey whats up?
A g-tube is always the best idea for gaining weight. However, it is the most annoying and sometimes uncomfortable thing to have. I had one from when I was 13 to when i was 16. It did wonders but it bothered me. I eventually took it out. Since you only care about gaining about ten pounds, you can do it through eating. For extra calories I do a number of things. One, I take scandishakes which are a great source of fat and calories. Two, I eat a lot of things that contain protein such as chicken, fish and nuts. I also try to eat something late at night. Not only is it like a fourth meal but it helps in the sense that I dont burn it off because I go to bed soon after. Also, and I know this is more of a guy thing, but putting on muscle really helps. It gives you weight and you just feel good physically. Im not saying you should be a bodybuilder, but muscle gain is as good as fat. And lastly, at least for me, taking care of the lungs makes weight gain a lot easier. My appetite is better when my lungs are better and not as many calories are used to fight infection. Anyway I hope this helps. I am currently struggling with my weight as well, so I know how you feel. Good luck.

Aaron Rossman
21 Y/O with cf.

AR2488
02-01-2010, 04:27 AM
Hey whats up?
A g-tube is always the best idea for gaining weight. However, it is the most annoying and sometimes uncomfortable thing to have. I had one from when I was 13 to when i was 16. It did wonders but it bothered me. I eventually took it out. Since you only care about gaining about ten pounds, you can do it through eating. For extra calories I do a number of things. One, I take scandishakes which are a great source of fat and calories. Two, I eat a lot of things that contain protein such as chicken, fish and nuts. I also try to eat something late at night. Not only is it like a fourth meal but it helps in the sense that I dont burn it off because I go to bed soon after. Also, and I know this is more of a guy thing, but putting on muscle really helps. It gives you weight and you just feel good physically. Im not saying you should be a bodybuilder, but muscle gain is as good as fat. And lastly, at least for me, taking care of the lungs makes weight gain a lot easier. My appetite is better when my lungs are better and not as many calories are used to fight infection. Anyway I hope this helps. I am currently struggling with my weight as well, so I know how you feel. Good luck.

Aaron Rossman
21 Y/O with cf.

AR2488
02-01-2010, 04:27 AM
Hey whats up?
<br />A g-tube is always the best idea for gaining weight. However, it is the most annoying and sometimes uncomfortable thing to have. I had one from when I was 13 to when i was 16. It did wonders but it bothered me. I eventually took it out. Since you only care about gaining about ten pounds, you can do it through eating. For extra calories I do a number of things. One, I take scandishakes which are a great source of fat and calories. Two, I eat a lot of things that contain protein such as chicken, fish and nuts. I also try to eat something late at night. Not only is it like a fourth meal but it helps in the sense that I dont burn it off because I go to bed soon after. Also, and I know this is more of a guy thing, but putting on muscle really helps. It gives you weight and you just feel good physically. Im not saying you should be a bodybuilder, but muscle gain is as good as fat. And lastly, at least for me, taking care of the lungs makes weight gain a lot easier. My appetite is better when my lungs are better and not as many calories are used to fight infection. Anyway I hope this helps. I am currently struggling with my weight as well, so I know how you feel. Good luck.
<br />
<br />Aaron Rossman
<br />21 Y/O with cf.

SarasotaCFMom
02-03-2010, 03:11 PM
My daughter has issues with weight gain too... She's 12 now and a very healthy eater so we have had to find alternatives to junk food... some ideas are increase your dairy, try mixing whole milk with half and half... instead of drinking a chocolate milk, make a carnation instant breakfast, if you drink about 3 of these a day with the whole milk, half and half mixture, it may help and its not that much of a food adjustment
Good luck

SarasotaCFMom
02-03-2010, 03:11 PM
My daughter has issues with weight gain too... She's 12 now and a very healthy eater so we have had to find alternatives to junk food... some ideas are increase your dairy, try mixing whole milk with half and half... instead of drinking a chocolate milk, make a carnation instant breakfast, if you drink about 3 of these a day with the whole milk, half and half mixture, it may help and its not that much of a food adjustment
Good luck

SarasotaCFMom
02-03-2010, 03:11 PM
My daughter has issues with weight gain too... She's 12 now and a very healthy eater so we have had to find alternatives to junk food... some ideas are increase your dairy, try mixing whole milk with half and half... instead of drinking a chocolate milk, make a carnation instant breakfast, if you drink about 3 of these a day with the whole milk, half and half mixture, it may help and its not that much of a food adjustment
Good luck

SarasotaCFMom
02-03-2010, 03:11 PM
My daughter has issues with weight gain too... She's 12 now and a very healthy eater so we have had to find alternatives to junk food... some ideas are increase your dairy, try mixing whole milk with half and half... instead of drinking a chocolate milk, make a carnation instant breakfast, if you drink about 3 of these a day with the whole milk, half and half mixture, it may help and its not that much of a food adjustment
Good luck

SarasotaCFMom
02-03-2010, 03:11 PM
My daughter has issues with weight gain too... She's 12 now and a very healthy eater so we have had to find alternatives to junk food... some ideas are increase your dairy, try mixing whole milk with half and half... instead of drinking a chocolate milk, make a carnation instant breakfast, if you drink about 3 of these a day with the whole milk, half and half mixture, it may help and its not that much of a food adjustment
<br />Good luck

falloutboygurl16
02-12-2010, 06:20 AM
well...ive had a gtube before actually and it didnt work at all.
i actually gained the weight myself by managing my diabetes and eating all the time.
also the gtube kept popping out and the formula would leak everywhere!!
my dr was considering putting me on an insulin pump so i dont know if im into that idea but anything to help me keep my weight because i am eating what it feels like 24/7.
lol.


and i cant really drink whole milk or any milk except soy because it makes my mucus really thick and uncomfortable.

and thank you everyone for your suggestion!
im finallyy starting to gain weight back.
im sure the majority of the problem was the prednisone and high bs levels.

falloutboygurl16
02-12-2010, 06:20 AM
well...ive had a gtube before actually and it didnt work at all.
i actually gained the weight myself by managing my diabetes and eating all the time.
also the gtube kept popping out and the formula would leak everywhere!!
my dr was considering putting me on an insulin pump so i dont know if im into that idea but anything to help me keep my weight because i am eating what it feels like 24/7.
lol.


and i cant really drink whole milk or any milk except soy because it makes my mucus really thick and uncomfortable.

and thank you everyone for your suggestion!
im finallyy starting to gain weight back.
im sure the majority of the problem was the prednisone and high bs levels.

falloutboygurl16
02-12-2010, 06:20 AM
well...ive had a gtube before actually and it didnt work at all.
i actually gained the weight myself by managing my diabetes and eating all the time.
also the gtube kept popping out and the formula would leak everywhere!!
my dr was considering putting me on an insulin pump so i dont know if im into that idea but anything to help me keep my weight because i am eating what it feels like 24/7.
lol.


and i cant really drink whole milk or any milk except soy because it makes my mucus really thick and uncomfortable.

and thank you everyone for your suggestion!
im finallyy starting to gain weight back.
im sure the majority of the problem was the prednisone and high bs levels.

falloutboygurl16
02-12-2010, 06:20 AM
well...ive had a gtube before actually and it didnt work at all.
i actually gained the weight myself by managing my diabetes and eating all the time.
also the gtube kept popping out and the formula would leak everywhere!!
my dr was considering putting me on an insulin pump so i dont know if im into that idea but anything to help me keep my weight because i am eating what it feels like 24/7.
lol.


and i cant really drink whole milk or any milk except soy because it makes my mucus really thick and uncomfortable.

and thank you everyone for your suggestion!
im finallyy starting to gain weight back.
im sure the majority of the problem was the prednisone and high bs levels.

falloutboygurl16
02-12-2010, 06:20 AM
well...ive had a gtube before actually and it didnt work at all.
<br />i actually gained the weight myself by managing my diabetes and eating all the time.
<br />also the gtube kept popping out and the formula would leak everywhere!!
<br />my dr was considering putting me on an insulin pump so i dont know if im into that idea but anything to help me keep my weight because i am eating what it feels like 24/7.
<br />lol.
<br />
<br />
<br />and i cant really drink whole milk or any milk except soy because it makes my mucus really thick and uncomfortable.
<br />
<br />and thank you everyone for your suggestion!
<br />im finallyy starting to gain weight back.
<br />im sure the majority of the problem was the prednisone and high bs levels.