Health Tip: Regain Weight the Healthy Way06/21/11
(HealthDay News) -- If an illness, surgery or medication has
left you needing to regain some weight, experts suggest there's a
healthy way to do so.
The American Dietetic Association offers this advice:
- Avoid too much junk food. The empty calories may help you add
pounds, but won't benefit you nutritionally.
- If your appetite is lacking, eat five or six small meals a day.
Drink fluids before or after meals, rather than during.
- Add healthier calorie-laden condiments and spreads, such as
peanut butter or cheese.
- Use milk instead of water to cook oatmeal, and add
higher-calorie foods such as honey, nuts, dried fruit, margarine or
powdered milk after the oatmeal is cooked.
- Top salads with healthy fats, such as nuts and seeds, olive
oil, olives or avocados.
- Add dry milk powder to dishes such as mashed potatoes or
- Work with a dietitian to create a healthy eating plan to boost
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