for a High Calorie Diet
For people with
Huntington's Disease it is important to eat adequately to prevent
weight loss. Sometimes when people are ill, they don't feel
hungry because their appetite decreases. They may not eat
as much as they should and may begin to lose weight.
smaller, more frequent meals (i.e.: 6 instead of 3 times a
favorite foods in a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere.
snacks available at all times, such as candy, cheese, cookies,
ice cream, sandwiches, or mini-pizzas.
other cues to remind yourself to eat, such as a clock with
a timer, a beeping wristwatch, or the commercial breaks on television.
drinking liquids with meals, because you will fill up too quickly
and not have enough room for the food.
you drink a supplement or shake, drink it between meals.
drinking beverages without calories (i.e.: diet soda, seltzer).
you drink coffee or tea, add sugar and whole milk or cream
for extra calories. Or, try a cafe latte or chai tea.
cream, whole milk, evaporated milk, or condensed milk instead
of low fat or skim milk.
cheese, sour cream, butter, margarine, or oil to vegetables.
avocado to salads, or top with creamy-style dressings.
cream or butter and sugar to cereal.
ice cream over fruit, cake, pie, or waffles.
extra mayonnaise to tuna, egg, or chicken salad.
cream cheese or peanut butter on crackers, bagels, fruit, or
coconut cream to shakes or main dishes for extra calories and
a tropical taste.
and gravies add calories to meat and potatoes.