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Need to stretch my stomach!!!

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    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.
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    i heard eating lots of prunes helps with your stomach....
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    (Original post by catjaum)
    i heard eating lots of prunes helps with your stomach....
    You will understand my skepticism regarding this idea...
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    (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!
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    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.
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    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.

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