Q&A With Susie
What would you suggest for weight gain when recovering from anorexia? I am currently in treatment, but it is so confusing and I am being told different things by different people! Anonymous
When recovering from any illness, especially something as serious as an eating disorder the most important thing you can do is follow the advice from your primary health care professionals, namely your doctor, psychiatrist and/or psychologist as these are the specialists who are not only best skilled to help you but who also know the history of your case.
While I do not know the intricacies of your case, generally speaking someone recovering from an eating disorder and out of acute care needs 4-5 small meals throughout the day which contains both carbohydrate and protein rich foods, as well as a minimum of 40-60g of fat each day.
Small balanced meals and snacks include an egg on a slice of toast, crackers with cheese, a 70-100g serve of fish or meat with vegetables or some yoghurt with fruit.