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   Posted 8/2/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have any other Liquid Diet Drinks that taste great? I have been living off Chocolate ensure the last few weeks. The taste is getting old. Any advice would be great.

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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Cancer patients who are going through chemo are given the high calorie Carnation Instant Breakfast.  They have a couple of flavors and a couple of choices in calorie content.  The one I am thinking of packs about 500 calorie per packet.


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   Posted 8/2/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't mind the flavor of strawberry boost. I drank it for almost a month when I was on my death bed with mono.
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   Posted 8/2/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I drank Carnation Instant Breakfast w/ lactaid milk during my first flare. I lost way too much weight so I was drinking these twice a day.
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   Posted 8/2/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Vanilla Ensure for me, and I never get burned out on it. They are expensive though.

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   Posted 8/3/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
i used to have to drink ensure for my liquid diet last year and now i drink chocolate sustagen.

but... resource makes a fruit drink in one of those little drink boxes and its a complete meal.
they have orange and berry.
very tasty.

i had to call a pharmacy and order them.
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   Posted 8/14/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
strawberry insure chilled

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   Posted 8/18/2008 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
vanila ensure w/ fiber taste great... but quite expensive
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   Posted 8/18/2008 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Ensure comes in a variety of flavors, choch, strawberry, mixed berries and butter pecan I believe.

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