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mikeg

Reged: 10/23/05
Posts: 4
Gaining Weight - High Calorie/Carb IBS-Friendly Foods?
      #267833 - 06/06/06 07:01 AM

Hey all,

I am trying to gain weight, but as some of you may know, this is difficult for some one suffering from a significant case of IBS. I usually can't eat the food recommended to me to increase my weight. And I'm sure the fact that the food doesn't stay in my body as long doesn't help either.

Can anyone suggest any foods that will give me the carbs and calories I need and still stay IBS-friendly? I've found Bagels to be a good source.

Thanks!
Mike

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Alli

Reged: 04/23/05
Posts: 195
Re: bump new
      #267843 - 06/06/06 08:15 AM

I was going to make a post about this. I've been losing wsy too much weight, and I don't know how to safely eat for ibs, and maintain my weight at the same time! Because, basically when I eat, my ibs acts up.
Most things that I eat for ibs are very low in fat/calories. I would feel that I would have to eat these things constantly to maintain my weight.

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Shell Marr

Reged: 08/04/03
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Re: Gaining Weight - High Calorie/Carb IBS-Friendly Foods? new
      #267848 - 06/06/06 08:26 AM

oatmeal
pasta
rice



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atomic rose

Reged: 06/01/04
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Potatoes! new
      #267854 - 06/06/06 08:51 AM

Make huge batches of potato "oven fries" - they're so good that they're really addictive, and before you know it, you've eaten 3 potatoes' worth, heh.

Any quick bread recipes from the recipe index or EFI - banana bread, zucchini bread, etc - are good too, for the same reason; it's so easy to really chow down on the stuff, and they're not light in calories.

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Shell Marr

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Re: Potatoes! new
      #267856 - 06/06/06 08:53 AM

Oh Casey... your makin me hungry!! I forgot about potatoes and the quick breads are a GREAT idea!!

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Alli

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Re: my situation new
      #267872 - 06/06/06 10:00 AM

These things aren't enough for me. The fact that I can't eat barely anything -I will get bloated, it's hard for me to eat enough during the day to maintain my weight.

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cailin

Reged: 08/12/04
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Loc: Dublin, Ireland
harumph... new
      #267941 - 06/06/06 03:26 PM

your suggestions explain evey weight gain I ever have!...mmm potatoes and pasta and rice .....mmmm

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Becca LG

Reged: 04/07/06
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Loc: Minneapolis, MN
Re: bump new
      #267961 - 06/06/06 04:46 PM

I'm fairly good at gaining weight and my most recent attempt at helping the IBS resulting in a slight weight gain. I had started to eat allll the time. For example, before my breakfast smoothie, I would have a piece of the quick bread or small bowl of cereal with rice milk. Between breakfast and lunch, i'd eat a banana (fairly high in calories, actually). Then lunch of crackers and chicken salad, a snack afterwards of somethings carby, then dinner of pasta mixed with something IF. Of course, there was the quick bread for desert also. This helped the IBS because everything was SF surrounded, but I was eating alll the time so that was no good.

Good luck.
-Becca

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Wind

Reged: 04/02/05
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Liquid calories new
      #268001 - 06/06/06 07:19 PM

To gain weight, consume more liquid calories--i.e. drink beverages that are still IBS-safe, but not calorie-free/clear fluids. These are basically non-nutritive empty calories.

Examples include:

soy or rice milk
Gatorade
Kool-Aid
Sugar-Sweetened Iced Herbal teas

***I disagree with the theory that potatoes and other IBS-safe high carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta)might cause weight gain. When portions (of anything) become distorted and people eat with abandon, weight gain occurs. These foods are so filling and low calorie***

Kate, IBS-D.

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Toady

Reged: 04/06/06
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Weight new
      #268061 - 06/07/06 05:46 AM

I need to put a couple of lbs back on myself. Since my last wedding dress fitting May 7, until the wedding day June 3rd I lost 11 more lbs. Lets just say, all in all, I am 55 lbs lighter than the day Thomas and I met 8 years ago! The dr has told me to stay above 130 lbs in case of a bad stint of attacks. Uhhh, let's just say he will be disappointed with me, under 125 lbs. Bring on the Blue Diamond Almond milk, baked fries with vegginaise, and any other calories I can find!!

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