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Old 09-06-2013, 16:26   #1
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Default Healthy Weight Gainer Shakes ideas?

I need a shake that's around 800-1,000 calories or more.

So far I have this:

2 scoops sugar free protein powder
1 Banana
3 scoops or peanut butter
Cup of oats
Flaxseed oil

Any other suggestions? Is this safe?

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That seems like a lot of carbs!

HOWEVER, if you need to gain weight, have you had antibody and c-peptide testing, yet?

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Because, if you are relying on carbs in order to gain weight, and you do NOT have the insulin to permit those carbs into your cells, you are going to become sicker and sicker, consuming that much!

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That seems like a lot of carbs!

HOWEVER, if you need to gain weight, have you had antibody and c-peptide testing, yet?
I had c-pedtide and it was in the middle optimal range. Antibody test I had were ANA test to check for all sorts of auto immune, cbc w/diff, kidney, , colonscopy, liver, pancreas, celiac, etc.. all normal.

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I would get a GAD-65, to determine if your pancreatic beta cells are being undermined, normal c-pep or not.

The healthiest weight you can gain is protein, ie, muscle. I would stick with protein, NOT added carbs, to aid in your weight gain. And perhaps not so much at once, since protein that is NOT absorbed into muscle cells is converted to glucose! Spread your protein supplementation out over the day.

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I would get a GAD-65, to determine if your pancreatic beta cells are being undermined, normal c-pep or not.
I'm curious on why you suggest this test to be done. I am not diabetic, yet. My latest A1C was 5.6, so I am pre D.

I'm 5'11 160lbs, it's average, I guess.

However thanks for the protein suggestion. I'm too lazy to work out, so I need to get the ball rolling.


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I'm curious on why you suggest this test to be done. I am not diabetic, yet. My latest A1C was 5.6, so I am pre D.

I'm 5'11 160lbs, it's average, I guess.

However thanks for the protein suggestion. I'm too lazy to work out, so I need to get the ball rolling.
You will definitely gain more muscle, and also lower your blood glucose, by working out!

I would suspect Type 1 (or 1.5), if you have difficulty gaining weight. It is far more common than people think!!!

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You will definitely gain more muscle, and also lower your blood glucose, by working out!
That's awesome to know. Motivates me to hit the free weights.



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I would suspect Type 1 (or 1.5), if you have difficulty gaining weight. It is far more common than people think!!!
I'm 31 but this could be possibility if docs dug deeper but they did not suspect anything, let alone type 1.

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My endo diagnosed LADA -- antibody positive -- in an 82 year old woman, earlier this week! Age clearly has little to do with it.

Did your doctor not tell you to exercise?

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My endo diagnosed LADA -- antibody positive -- in an 82 year old woman, earlier this week! Age clearly has little to do with it.

Did your doctor not tell you to exercise?
No, my doc diagnosed me with Pre Diabetes with A1C of 5.6, I was given a meter and gave me diet plan pamphlet

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