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Diet Plans for Recovering Anorexics

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 18, 2012
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Diet Plans for Recovering Anorexics

Anorexia is a social and physical wreck. It not only makes one terribly weak inside but also leads to social alienation. If you are a victim of anorexia or know someone, who is, you may suggest a few diet plans. Diet plans are of utmost importance when it comes to recovering from anorexia because that is perhaps the only source of energy and nutrients that can revive the lost health and energy. Make sure to strictly include food sources mentioned below.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


Fresh fruits and vegetables are low in calories, but high in nutrients. Therefore, an anorexic can easily be fed these without them worrying about gaining fat. The fibre that is present in fresh produce can help one correct dysfunctional digestive system resulting from being anorexic. Try to eat a variety of produce and avoid foods, such as potatoes as they tend to make a person overly full, which can make the recovering anorexic feel anxious about eating.

Lean Proteins


Lean proteins help the body is rebuilding lose muscle tissue and give the anorexic person energy. Choose lean sources of protein, such as chicken breasts instead of fatty sources of meat, such as bacon or beef. Doing so will help the recovering anorexic feel less full.

Whole Grains


Whole grains are a great source of fibre and help nourish the body and aid in recovering the damaged digestive system.

Sample Diet Plan


Here is a sample diet plan for recovering anorexics that can provide them with an appropriate nutritional energy.

Breakfast


2 cups of cereal
1 cup of milk or yoghurt
One piece of fresh fruit

Snack


One serving of crackers
1 TBs of peanut butter
One piece of fresh fruit

Lunch


3 ounces of deli meat
2 slices of bread
One slice of cheese
Side salad with 1-2 TBs of dressing

Snack


Granola bar

Dinner


3-4 ounce of grilled chicken
1 cup of steamed vegetables
A dinner roll with butter

Snack

A serving of crackers
One fruit

This sample diet plan has a total of 8 starches, 6-7 protein, 2 dairy, 3 fruits, 4-5 fats and 4 vegetables. One must, however, keep in mind to not eat all the three meals. This meal plan can be used as a maintenance meal plan as this helps a person in increasing the intake so as to restore and regain the lost body weight

 

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