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Old 12-02-2004, 11:35 PM #5 (permalink)
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Hi Giselle. I don't feel like eating a lot of days either. Today for instance I had eaten nothing by 3 pm and still did not feel hungry but I forced myself to eat something because we were going out. I don't eat anywhere near the size of portions as I used too. A year ago I would have been ready to eat the leg off the coffee table. The ALS seems to destroy your appetite from what I have read and as it progresses it gets worse. In the later stages endorphins I believe they are called are released by starvation and fool your brain into thinking you don't need food. Have you tried to give your brother protein drinks like Ensure? Depending on which ones you get they can provide 300 to 500 calories per small can. This would be more nutritious than a cup of tea at least once per day. They taste like a milkshake so he might think that was ok taste wise. Take care. Al.
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