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hi i am a 23yr male suffering with ibs-d mainly for now on 8yrs. since my symptoms i have been unable to gain much body mass and so am very boney and skinny. i'm slightly underweight but i have paractically no body fat to speak of. because i have mainly ibs d even eating high protein high carb foods does nothing for me. dont feel like i'm digesting properly at all. and with 3 BMS a day straight after meals, its just going in one way and out the other.would like to be able to just gain 15ibs even but just cant do it.has anyone with the same problem found a better solution to putting back on some weight from other supplements or dietary plans? does weight training work also?
 

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In order to gain weight, you will need to consume more calories than you use up. I have gained a whopping 30 pounds (from 68 to 98) in the past year from glucose polymers (also called maltodextrin or polycose). It's tasteless except for some sweetness. Since it's pure glucose, it should not trigger or upset the digestive system. It's digested very quickly and easily. It does not contain fat, protein, vitamins, or minerals, so it should only be used as an addition to a diet including those nutrients.You may be able to find it at health food stores or online. It's also available from www.ross.com under the name Polycose.My doctor told me I would be dead in just a few years if I did not gain the weight, so I guess one could say that this stuff literally saved my life.
 

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I used 100-125 grams of the powder per day. Dry, that is about 1 to 1 1/4 cups, but when mixed with liquid or water, it shrinks down considerably. I usually put it in with tea or an oat beverage. 100 grams (1 cup) of the powder has about 380 calories.
 

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This sounds interesting. Even I need to gain weight and with IBS it can get very difficult considering I am on a low fat diet. There are no side effects of taking polycose? Does it require a doctor's prescription?
 

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I have been using Polycose now for about one year, based on AD's advice. Perhaps I'm just not using enough of it each day as I'm not seeing any weight gain to speak of.It is very easy to use and is highly unlikely to bother you in the least. It is over-the-counter, no doctor's prescription required. I ordered it through my local pharmacy. It is priced at about CDN$14/can.... and I'm grossly underweight. Gaining 20 lbs. would just put me at the bottom of my weight category.Jeff
 

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To gain one pound a person needs 3,500 calories more than he or she uses. So, on one cup (100 grams) of the powder per day in addition to daily needs, a person would gain one pound in a week to ten days. I found glucose polymers at www.kilosports.com at a lower cost. You can get up to 50-pound bags of it.The more a person weighs, the more calories someone will need to gain weight, and vice versa. A lighter-weight person uses up fewer calories than a heavier person.
 

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I know this sounds too simple and you have probably already tried it, but.......Bananas??? Or Banana chips??? Ever read the calorie amounts on those?
And bananas can firm up D.BQ
 

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same with me, i cant eat bananas. i may go for a protein supplement first. i found a site on the net that specialises in food supplements for gaining weight as well as starting a bit of weight training. if i cant put the fat on i'm just gonna try build my muscles to compensate. see how it goes.also i just purchased calcium carbonate supplement today has anyone with ibs-d found this helps with there symptoms?
 
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