Weight Loss – Coping and Support

Any substantial and sudden weight loss should be immediately known by your doctor.  For support, weight loss sufferers can go for psychological counseling if they are diagnosed with depression, bulimia or anorexia nervosa. If your loss of weight is caused by a chronic condition, you may need to be fed by tube feeding to arrest your weight loss as well as to prevent edema, muscle wasting, ineffective healing and maintain nutrition among others. Besides all these you may need to visit a dietitian who can provide you with important nutritional counseling.

Online support groups for unintentional weight loss can also be found online especially on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

People who have lost a good deal of weight because of cancer would need to eat selected high caloric foods that should not help accelerate the cancer.  Fruits rich in vitamins and mineral and lots of supplements are very important to help maintain the nutrition and health of the cancer patient.

For diabetics, food choices may be limited but nutrients should be derived from sources that do not increase blood sugar level.  One suggestion is to take in at least 2,500 calories each day. This can be broken down at 75 grams of carbohydrate and around 625 calories per meal; 30 grams of carbohydrate and around 300 calories per two snacks. A dietitian or doctor should be the main source of advice for following an ideal daily diet for a diabetic patient.


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