Dare I say that there are people out there who actually want and need to gain weight? Yes, they do exist and there are several reasons why. Whether it's to build strength to help battle illness or to maintain a healthy weight, many people have the desire to pack on the pounds the right way. Before you start throwing tomatoes at your computer, think of how many times you’ve experienced a loss of appetite due to a surgery or illness and how long it took you to recover because you were not eating properly, if at all.
There are many people who have to face serious health challenges that make eating complicated and difficult. This can result in even more health issues because the body needs nourishment in order to fight the illness. I found this to be painfully true after trying to recover from cancer surgery and chemotherapy. I was extremely weak after losing 21 pounds in less than a month. I knew that if I didn’t eat, I would not be strong enough to handle the treatment. I wanted so badly to eat solid food, but either didn’t have the appetite, or I was scared that eating whole foods would present additional digestive issues.
I was forced into downing expensive, pre-made, preservative-ridden vegetable and protein drinks until the NutriBullet came into my life. This is when the NutriBullet really became the greatest asset in my recovery. I was able to tailor my drinks according to my constantly changing tastes and dietary needs during my battle with cancer.
There are countless food combinations that you can use in your NutriBullet to help you achieve your goals. Here’s a very simple recipe which can be helpful when there is a lack of appetite/need to gain weight, or loss of the ability to consume solid food. You can also just enjoy it as a protein shake.
In your NutriBullet, combine:
- 1 banana
- 1 heaping tablespoon of Almond Butter
- ¼ teaspoon Almond Extract
- 1 cup either whole, almond or 2% milk
This tastes great and goes down easily.
**When on any type of medication or undergoing treatment, always check with your treating doctor for diet recommendations.