Lactose Free Milk + UC + Weight Gain

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   Posted 8/30/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm currently taking colozal 3 x 3, Canasa 2 daily and one 75mg Effexor daily,
I'm 5'9" height and weighing 127 lbs which is very less.
I'm trying hard to gain weight and couldn't gain weight.
I'm drinking Lactacid milk and i thought it will help me out in gaining weight.
I'm also taking lamb meat, fish and chicken 2 -3 times a week.
What do i need to do now to gain weight. I couldn't figure why i'm not gaining weight.
One thing i noticed is in the morning i see of lots of stool coming out and i'm going 2-3 times daily.
Is there anyway to find out if there is any problems in nutrition absorption while food passes thru my colon. My UC is limted to left-sided.

Can anybody help me out in guiding with some suggestions to gain weight..

Thanks for all your help and inputs in advance..

Have a great day.

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   Posted 8/31/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I never had the losing weight problem, I had the gaining weight from Pred problem! But alas, eating was always a problem. One of my best allys when I couldn't eat but needed to take in the protein and fat was creamy peanut butter. You also might want to try rice and chicken and for green, maybe something like cooked spinach. Applesauce with cinnamon or eggs was another thing I could tolerate. Hope this helps, and best of luck to you.

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   Posted 8/31/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
What is your total caloric intake in a single day? Eating the right things but not enough of them could be your problem. You can find plenty of sites searching for "how many calories per day" to find what you need to be eating to gain weight. can tell you what you need to eat to reach your goal weight. I put in the weight and height you provided, guessed 35 years old, male based on your userid, and it provided the following assuming you wanted to weigh 150 lbs (once again, just guessing):
"You should consume about 2,302 calories a day to reach your goal weight of 150 lbs This is at a reasonable weight gain average of 1 lbs per week, which should be reached by February 08, 2010."

Unless you are bleeding a lot and/or having a lot of diarrhea and you have UC, you should be absorbing nutrients just fine as most of this is done in the small intestine.

Good luck.

Post Edited By Moderator (Lonie) : 8/31/2009 10:48:52 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/31/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree. Make sure you're taking in enough calories. You should be getting protein and healthy fats at every meal, not just a few times a week. Good lean protein sources are lean beef, white meat of chicken and turkey, mild white fish, lamb, eggs. I'd stay away from dairy - even the lactose-free kind - to be on the safe side. Good sources of healthy fats are nuts, peanuts, nut butters, fish, flax, olive and Udo's oil, and avacadoes. A high quality protein or meal replacement shake - the supplements body builders use - will be helpful. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. You should be eating 5-6 times a day. You also need to start a weight training program if you want to gain healthy weight - lean muscle mass - and not put on fat.
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