How can I gain weight with gastritis/ gerd?

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I have lost 1.5 stones since March. I have been trying to gain some back but unfortunately it's not happening. Though, I'm glad that it's has remained the same for the past few weeks because I can't lose no more weight. I have tried increasing calories but my diet is still very limited because of the gastritis and acid reflux. When I look in the mirror i really don't like what i see. I try to avoid the mirrors altogether and avoid people I know.

It was easy losing but seem so hard to gain back. If anyone have any suggestions or can direct me please do because it is really starting to depress me. 😔

May I add that I was already small to begin with.

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    I will also try to benefot from this discussion. Though I am losing weight gradually due to old age and this is usually irreversible. Anyway let us see what is to be suggested in your situation.
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      I don't think mine has nothing to do with old age , but from the gastritis/gerd. I was just fine until this stomach issue arrived back in March. I have already talked to a Registered Dietiecian and she pretty much suggested what I'm already doing and that's uping my calories and eating certain foods ( those foods are already in my diet.)

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    I'm still struggling to gain weight as well.  Not sure what my weight is in "stone" since I live in the US, but I fluctuate between 168-170 pounds.  I need roughly 2100 calories a day to maintain that weight.  

    Are you still having a lot of food sensitivities? A good organic protein powder could be something to try.  Mix it with some dairy free milk and a banana, one protein shake could end up being around 300 calories. Three of those a day along with the foods you're eating now could help get your weight up.  I've look into some protein powders online, I may give this a shot as well. 

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      I am also in the US. I lost 21 pds and I pray that I don't lose anymore. I am doing the smoothie already with bananas and I add other fruit and veggies sometimes. When I was doing it consistently I was trying to gain then I briefly stopped and the weight gain stopped. Though i didn't weigh myself but my family was telling me that I was gaining and I Iooked and felt like i had.

      My dietician suggested that I eat peanut butter, avocados, eggs, etc. In which these foods were already part of my diet.

      I will try increasing my daily intake of the protein drink. Before gastritis, weight gain was so easy but now it's seem so hard to do and maintain. I am meeting with a naturopathic consultant next week , maybe she can suggest something differently. If so, I will keep you updated. Im gradually trying to add different things but dont want to irritate

      it. Another thing, some days my appetite is big and some days I have to force myself to eat.

      I was able to eat gluten free bread yesterday before i stayed away from bread. That was a big accomplishment for me! What protein powder will you use?

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      Yeah, keep me updated.  I've always been curious about seeing a naturopathic doctor.  Still thinking about having a food allergy test done because I want to know what's causing this sour feeling in my throat and sensitivity in my chest around my pecs.  It isn't heartburn because I know what that feels like, and this isn't it.  I swear it has something to do with my chest hair.  Sounds weird, but since I shave my chest, I think when the hair starts to grow back in, my shirt tugs on it causing this irritation. The skin around the chest is very sensitive and I wear slim fitting shirts, so that's the only thing I can come up with.  As for the sour throat feeling, can't be acid since I take 60mg of dexilant and my stomach and center chest feels fine.  I've delt with gerd for over a year, managed well with medication and never felt this feeling my throat.  It's either a food allergy or stress/anxiety.  I don't notice it when I'm in the store and I don't get it while sleeping.  Weird stuff.

      As for the protein powder, I'm looking at going back to the powder I used while I was working out, it's called Body Fortress.  I got it from Wal-Mart.  Gluten free, tastes pretty good and fairly cheap.  Probably do one scoop with 2% milk, a banana and some oats, maybe peanut butter if I can handle it.  One shake will give me about 600/700 calories.  Probably do that twice a day, on early and then one late.  

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