i always lose a little bit of weight when i'm in a flare...and i've always been thin anyway, so a few pounds makes a difference. i try to supplement my regular eating habits by eating spoonfuls of nut butters (peanut, almond, sunflower) throughout the day. ensure helps also. but i would definitely start by seeing a dietitian, as they will be able to help you plan a weight-gain strategy that is healthy and works around any illness-related diet restrictions. and, of course, make sure to exercise...specifically, strength training. the only way to gain muscle is by exercising. good luck...and keep us posted on your progress!!
- spinach/Sunflower seed diet - started 12/1/08
- daily multivitamin, fish oil pill; ocassionally - turmeric supplement, probiotics, aloe vera juice
- currently in remission!