Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Need to stretch my stomach!!!

Announcements Posted on
Post on TSR and win a prize! Find out more... 10-04-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi, ive been quite ill for the past 11 days (still not back to normal, on antibiotics) with gastroenteritis/food poisoning. I was only 8stone to begin with and now i have dropped to 7stone. Im worried that it will be very hard for me to make up the weight i have lost s suddenly.

    I find it very difficult to eat large amounts and get full and feel sick very quickly when eating. Having barely eaten for the past week and a half my stomach will have inevitably shrunk. Wha i want to know is, are there any ways in which i can stretch my stomach to allow me to eat more at once? Preferably without having to eat until i am very full as this makes me incredibly nauseous.
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    i heard eating lots of prunes helps with your stomach....
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by catjaum)
    i heard eating lots of prunes helps with your stomach....
    You will understand my skepticism regarding this idea...
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by gleiosrage)
    Hi, ive been quite ill for the past 11 days (still not back to normal, on antibiotics) with gastroenteritis/food poisoning. I was only 8stone to begin with and now i have dropped to 7stone. Im worried that it will be very hard for me to make up the weight i have lost s suddenly.

    I find it very difficult to eat large amounts and get full and feel sick very quickly when eating. Having barely eaten for the past week and a half my stomach will have inevitably shrunk. Wha i want to know is, are there any ways in which i can stretch my stomach to allow me to eat more at once? Preferably without having to eat until i am very full as this makes me incredibly nauseous.
    I know that patients having bariatric surgery are told not to drink carbonated drinks as they can stretch your stomach and therefore reverse the surgery, but I'm not sure if they'd make you feel very well if you've been ill!
    • 13 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    have small things that have a fair amount of calories. Kendall Mint Cake for example, or even better would be something like nuts, which are good for you but high in calories.

    Failing that, just slowly increase the amount you are eating. It's not as though you desperately need to put on a stone overnight. It'll come back on gradually if you take your time to re-build up the amount you are eating.
    • 30 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    OP: Try eating small amounts but more often rather than full size meals. This means you'll never feel too full but should be able to get the calories to regain a little of the weight that you've lost. You're probably still recovering, and should find that in time you will be able to cope with more food, it will take you a little while to get completely back to normal.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?

    this is what you'll be called on TSR

  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?

    never shared and never spammed

  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By completing the slider below you agree to The Student Room's terms & conditions and site rules

  2. Slide the button to the right to create your account

    Slide to join now Processing…

    You don't slide that way? No problem.

Updated: July 1, 2012
Article updates
Useful resources

Articles:

Exercise tipsNutrition advice

Quick link:

Unanswered fitness threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.