I have lost a lot of weight in the last month. I am having problems swallowing at times and feel full fast so am not eating as much as I should. I have found I have to stay away from alot of Protien as it interferes with my medications. Has anyone else noticed a large weight drop?
Trouble swallowing? I was having that problem, chocking really scared me. Tuck your chin to your chest, then swallow. That opens your esophagus!
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member - when I was in my losing weight period, I despaired of ever looking or feeling normal again. I finally learned to start each day with green olives and a beer, which reversed the process for me so well that I not only reached my goal weight, but kept gaining and drinking, neither of which was particularly useful. Variety and high carbs/calories, and eating meals or snacks 6 times a day is good, so is Ensure (Not a high protein drink). Avoid purified, distilled, or cloud water to drink - adequate minerals are extremely important to PD, and these demineralized waters just wash more minerals out of the body. Spring water, well water (tested for toxins), Smart water, and Propel restore minerals, so does Ensure. Milkshakes and smoothies are welcome matrixes to add malt, wheat germ, kelp, ground chia, ground flax, acidophilus, vitamins (powdered in a pill grinder) and other nourishments. Add plenty of honey (especially raw local honey if you can find it) as the only sweetener - sugar is so damaging. Lots of fresh or frozen fruits for those shakes and smoothies. Fresh veggies can also be added to the blender - kale, sweet potatoes, parsnips. Nice thick straws make swallowing easier. Jello smooths the passage from mouth to stomach and beyond. All grains should be whole grains, not empty degerminated ones, whole milk plus table cream, real butter, no margarine, coconut or olive oil only. Fun things to do like dancing, nature walks, tandem bicycling can stimulate appetite and build strength. Take her to a favorite restaurant & split an entré and dessert. Encourage her to have one more bite than she feels like. Warm water or herbal teas (best are rose hips or green tea) are more helpful to eating a meal than cold or iced water. Above all, get off the recliner!
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member I also have problems eating a big meal. That hasn't changed, but I eat my small meal and then a couple hours later, I have a snack. I do this between each meal and I have been able to maintain my weight. Weight is a big problem either way.
I lost 20 lbs and can’t afford to lose any more. I try to put on weight but can’t eat much at one time without feeling full and having digestive issues. My digestive system is slowed right down giving me lots of discomfort.
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