Ideas for Breakfast

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Dottie May

Ideas for Breakfast

The Doctor has told OH he has to put on weight....there's me trying to lose it! Can you please give me ideas for Breakfast. He usually has porridge, an apple and a clemintine. I've thought of bacon and egg, scrambled egg on toast, poached egg on toast, cheese on toast, kippers, poached haddock. He doesn't like sausages. Many thanks.

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Thistledo

Ideas for Breakfast

Lottie, OH needs calories and lots of them. Full fat milk, full fat yoghurt. Porridge can be made with full fat milk, of course. Avocado is full of calories, for instance, as are nuts. He can still have a balanced diet of course.

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jampling

Breakfast ideas

Calories of course, and protein is also important for weight gain. Full fat Greek yoghurts have much more protein than regular yoghurts, so are good to use. You could also offer toast spread with peanut butter to round off the meal.

Full fat milk as has been said. Also you can add a little cream to dishes like porridge, scrambled egg etc. Cheese is always good for weight gain. Grate some into scrambled egg or offer grilled cheese sarnies - perhaps accompanied by home fried potatoes.

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Dottie May

Ideas for Breakfast

Many thanks. Keep them coming.

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Yummy

Breakfast ideas

American pancakes with bananas and syrup, smoked fish with poached eggs, Mackerel fillets on toast, pilchards in tomato on toast, will keep thinking. Wish I had that problem as well Dottie :)

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Yummy

Breakfast ideas

Fried bacon with melted cheese on top.... Do you have dinner early ? perhaps you could leave it until after 6pm, they always tell you to eat before 6pm if you want to lose weight, wonder if it would work in reverse ?

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Tompeters

Ideas for breakfast

It's not just breakfast, if the Dr orders it. Did Dr give any idea of which nutrients OH needs most? Fat, protein and carbs all give calories, of course but some medical conditions make it best to avoid certain classes. e.g. pancreatitis needs a low fat diet, liver probs needs low protein, glucose intolerance, low sugars.. .... I think you need to look at the entire diet, day by day and week by week rather than breakfast alone. I think your Dr would have either published pamphlets or access to a dietician?

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The Cat's Mother

Breakfast

How about croissants with butter and jam or marmalade - but I agree an overall diet should be considered, not just breakfast. My father loved kippers for breakfast - I love porridge and it is all the better for being made with whole milk and then a sprinkling of crunchy sugar. (Porridge is good for lowering cholesterol, which is my excuse for having it for breakfast.)

What I would give to be told to put weight on - I am always trying to take it off!!

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SonyaK

Ideas for Breakfast

I was told to put on weight by a previous Dr. and she recommended snacks between meals in the morning and afternoon. Also drinks like Aktavite or Horlicks.

I tried but it didn't seem to make any difference. My BMI is still low, but my current Dr. isn't worried as I've been the same weight for about the last 40 years!!

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Tompeters

Ideas for breakfast

They checked your thyroid function?

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SonyaK

Ideas for Breakfast

"They checked your thyroid function?"

It was checked a few years ago and was normal - nothing's changed since then!

I think my anorexic (mildly) teenage years told my brain that was a good weight to be!!
One theory says that does happen, and the body strives to maintain that 'good' weight that was set at a younger age. Not sure how true that is, but my Dr. did mention it as a possible reason for why I stay thin.
Not that I'm complaining!!

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Gerry

Dottie's husband

If he eats well - and I'm sure he does, with you as chief cook - and feels well, why should he put on weight? Do doctors need to tick boxes in this way? In my family we're all slim and eat very well.

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Liz from Cumbria

Putting on weight

Years ago a friend of mine was advised by her doctor she needed to put on weight and he told her a pint of guinness a day would help. She said that if she was to suffer the guinness, the least I could do was drink it with her. She didn't put on a single pound - needless to say, I did!

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Gerry

Guinness

Liz, it's my favourite drink. It doesn't make you fat, though.

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Yummy

Breakfast ideas

Gerry, when I was having Chemo, I had a Mackeson (sp) a day, (bit sweeter than Guinness), For the iron levels. I did put on weight, but put it down to the treatment. Worth a very enjoyable try though :)

 
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