Old 02-02-2012, 09:07 PM #1 (permalink)
Chase_Corin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2010
City: Perth, Ontario
State: On
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I am a family member of someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 137
Chase_Corin is on a distinguished road
Chase_Corin Chase_Corin is offline
Member
Chase_Corin's Avatar
Join Date: 2010
City: Perth, Ontario
State: On
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I am a family member of someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 137
Chase_Corin is on a distinguished road
Default Loss of interest in food

My dad is at the point where if its not sweet tasting he says it tastes like sawdust.

So, most things that my mom and I would eat my dad turns his nose up at.

Chicken has no flavor, steak is too tough, ham is okay, pork requires too much chewing too.

He dosn't like things like beans and peas, well actually any green vegtable.

So a lot of Tomato sandwiches are eaten, eggs and mashed potatoes, eggo waffles... but he is getting so tired of that sort of thing we are just at a loss for what to give him that might be appitizing.

We will go to the grocery store and get him things that he thinks that he wants to eat but when they come home and he tries them once again they taste like sawdust. Along with that his appitite is really bad when it comes to dinner. Breakfast and Lunch he has a appitite but at dinner time.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I am a good cook and have no issues about trying new things but I feel at a compleet loss as to what to feed dad. It has to be easy to chew and very flavorful.
Chase_Corin is offline  
Old 02-02-2012, 09:43 PM #2 (permalink)
vzandt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 2011
City: Noneknown
State: N.H.
Country: US
Diagnosed: 04/2010
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 574
vzandt is on a distinguished road
vzandt vzandt is offline
Senior Member
vzandt's Avatar
Join Date: 2011
City: Noneknown
State: N.H.
Country: US
Diagnosed: 04/2010
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 574
vzandt is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

stews in the crock pot. my husband HATES turnip and squash but I cut it up small and put it in the crock pot and he doesnt even know its there and he loves the stew. the meat cooks up very tender. macaroni and cheese with a little tiny bit of salsa to give it zip. fruit in the blender with some veggies. you dont taste the veggies. scalloped potatoes with tiny bits of ham. Im hungry
vzandt is offline  
Old 02-02-2012, 10:09 PM #3 (permalink)
Katie C's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2009
City: San Jose
State: CA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 07/2009
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 1,567
Katie C is on a distinguished road
Katie C Katie C is offline
Very Helpful Member
Katie C's Avatar
Join Date: 2009
City: San Jose
State: CA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 07/2009
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 1,567
Katie C is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

I would try to work with what you know... he likes breakfast and lunch so focus his calories there. Add cream and cheese and whatever to his eggs.. if you can slip in some veggies fine. Then if he's not that hungry at dinner, let him have dessert! Puddings, custards, etc can actually have some nutritional value as well as some good calories. Ensure comes in pudding form that tastes pretty good and may have that sweetness he needs. And yes... you can put just about anything in the blender with some cream or broth so it doesn't need chewing, especially as the muscles weaken. Also... try going with four or five snack sized meals instead of three larger meals.. they'll take less energy to eat and may get some more calories in.
Katie C is offline  
Old 02-03-2012, 09:46 AM #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: 2009
City: Lowell
State: MI
Country: US
Diagnosed: 10/2005
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 64
penny1 is on a distinguished road
penny1 penny1 is offline
New Member
Join Date: 2009
City: Lowell
State: MI
Country: US
Diagnosed: 10/2005
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 64
penny1 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

My husband loved my super milk shake, and it is loaded with good stuff . 1 1/2 cups milk, 2 pkg instant breakfast, 3 scoops of ice cream. I fiqured the cal at about 800. We would use fruit or jelly in the vanilla make up our own flavors. If using fruit or jelly blend with a small amount of the milk to blend before adding the other stuff. At this point anything he will eat is good, your goal is keeping his weight up, if it is with milk shakes and pie, so what. Penny
penny1 is offline  
Old 02-03-2012, 11:36 AM #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 2011
City: Leduc County
State: AB
Country: Can
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 923
cervus is on a distinguished road
cervus cervus is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: 2011
City: Leduc County
State: AB
Country: Can
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 923
cervus is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

It's really difficult if nothing tastes good. Bob didn't lose his taste buds, just his ability to eat. But until he did, he ate whatever he wanted to (his big chance) and it was great. Are his meds making his food taste like saw dust? In the mean time, all I can suggest is to make sure he's well hydrated and if he is going to have lots of sweet stuff, make sure he has good oral care.
cervus is offline  
Old 02-03-2012, 01:39 PM #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: 2008
City: Jersey
State: Northeast
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/2008
Interest: I am a family member of someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 103
KKay is on a distinguished road
KKay KKay is offline
Member
Join Date: 2008
City: Jersey
State: Northeast
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/2008
Interest: I am a family member of someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 103
KKay is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

My husband eats alot of pasta and "anything" parmesan. I have found a new favorite pasta by Culinary Circle called Tritottle (?), something like that. It is big but very thin and easy to chew(not alot of chewing). Cream chipped beef on mashed potatoes is also a fave. Because using a straw can sometimes be exhausting I will make the shake extra thick and spoonfeed it.
KKay is offline  
Old 02-09-2012, 05:15 PM #7 (permalink)
Al's Avatar
Moderator
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: 2004
City: NW of Toronto
State: On
Country: CAN
Diagnosed: 10/2003
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 8,028
Al is on a distinguished road
♥ Al Al is offline
Moderator
Forum Moderator

Al's Avatar
Join Date: 2004
City: NW of Toronto
State: On
Country: CAN
Diagnosed: 10/2003
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 8,028
Al is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

I'm getting fussy too. I still like pot roast with mashed potatoes, meat loaf and Costco salmon fillets. All easy to chew and with gravy for extra calories.

AL.
Al is offline  
Old 02-09-2012, 05:25 PM #8 (permalink)
LizT's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2010
City: Beaver Dam
State: WI
Country: US
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 1,532
LizT is on a distinguished road
LizT LizT is offline
Very Helpful Member
LizT's Avatar
Join Date: 2010
City: Beaver Dam
State: WI
Country: US
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 1,532
LizT is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

Cant you ask him what he would like?
LizT is offline  
Old 02-09-2012, 07:21 PM #9 (permalink)
cubcake's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2011
City: San Ramon
State: Ca
Country: US
Diagnosed: 10/2011
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 270
cubcake is on a distinguished road
cubcake cubcake is offline
Member
cubcake's Avatar
Join Date: 2011
City: San Ramon
State: Ca
Country: US
Diagnosed: 10/2011
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 270
cubcake is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

Second shout out for the Costco salmon fillets. And you can flavor them all sorts of ways. I make a really nice orange pan sauce to go on ours. I don't know what I'd do without Costco, at this point. (I got a great deal on my VitaMix there!).

My brother calls me a Cost-Ho.

Last edited by cubcake : 02-09-2012 at 07:50 PM
cubcake is offline  
Old 02-09-2012, 07:50 PM #10 (permalink)
notgivnup's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 2010
City: country
State: Darkside of Moon
Country: OS
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 816
notgivnup is on a distinguished road
notgivnup notgivnup is offline
Senior Member
notgivnup's Avatar
Join Date: 2010
City: country
State: Darkside of Moon
Country: OS
Diagnosed: 11/2010
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 816
notgivnup is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

I have loss my appetite, eat small amounts and have only certain things I now eat. Mostly easy things as I dont cook anymore unless it is in microwave (hate them things, but useful). My son made me a big meal (he also was a chef at the Hyatt at one time so a very good cook), but after the meal, I felt sick to my stomach. Just not use to real meals anymore I guess. But I do love my sweets, I know we must keep our weight up though....Bring on the goodies...
notgivnup is offline  
Old 02-09-2012, 08:27 PM #11 (permalink)
cubcake's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2011
City: San Ramon
State: Ca
Country: US
Diagnosed: 10/2011
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 270
cubcake is on a distinguished road
cubcake cubcake is offline
Member
cubcake's Avatar
Join Date: 2011
City: San Ramon
State: Ca
Country: US
Diagnosed: 10/2011
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 270
cubcake is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

Honestly, with the diagnosis that we all have, I say you should have whatever you want. Goodies? Eat them all!

Besides having ALS and FTD, we also have Celiac disease, so he can't have any gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats, etc) and it is a challenge. Back in our prediagnosis days, I really encouraged him to eat in a very health manner. We surpassed, everyday, our daily doses of fruits and veggies, stuck to simply prepared lean meats and whole grains, and I severely limited the foods his momma brought him up on. I mean really.....tamales on a weekly basis? Those things are a Heart Attack in a Husk! But now, he eats whatever he can choke down, and I'm happy to serve it. His FTD makes his reality of ALS pretty much impossible for him to comprehend, so he just thinks I've come to my senses and have come around to the good life. Tamale, anyone?

Who says you can't have your pudding if you don't eat your meat?
cubcake is offline  
Old 02-09-2012, 08:45 PM #12 (permalink)
Katie C's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2009
City: San Jose
State: CA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 07/2009
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 1,567
Katie C is on a distinguished road
Katie C Katie C is offline
Very Helpful Member
Katie C's Avatar
Join Date: 2009
City: San Jose
State: CA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 07/2009
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 1,567
Katie C is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

Lol! Cubcake... LOVED your closing line!
Katie C is offline  
Old 02-10-2012, 12:22 AM #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 2011
City: OO
State: OO
Country: OO
Interest: OOOO
Posts: 640
kiwisally is on a distinguished road
kiwisally kiwisally is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: 2011
City: OO
State: OO
Country: OO
Interest: OOOO
Posts: 640
kiwisally is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

Cupcake I'll take two please! Someone was looking out for your dear husband when you walked into his life, of that I certain.
kiwisally is offline  
Old 02-10-2012, 08:24 AM #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: 2011
City: Fairhope
State: AL
Country: US
Diagnosed: 08/2011
Interest: Caregiver for my husband till the battle was over.
Posts: 197
DeansWife is on a distinguished road
DeansWife DeansWife is offline
Member
Join Date: 2011
City: Fairhope
State: AL
Country: US
Diagnosed: 08/2011
Interest: Caregiver for my husband till the battle was over.
Posts: 197
DeansWife is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

I'm jumping in here as well. We finally found something other than pasta that my dh will eat and enjoy! Frozen pot pie's. We baked it in the oven (I don't like them microwaved) then chopped it up really fine. There is usually a lot of gravy in them so they are good and moist. He wolfed down every bite last night - without choking - yea! He does eat the pudding, jello etc. but has never been a sweets person. He loves eating the cream pies, leaves the crust. So now he has variety - pasta and pot pie! Sometimes mashed potatos n'gravy. I think the less stressed I become about his eating the better he does. I'm learning......
DeansWife is offline  
Old 02-10-2012, 01:12 PM #15 (permalink)
st123's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2012
City: Mid
State: Michigan
Country: US
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 298
st123 is on a distinguished road
st123 st123 is offline
Member
st123's Avatar
Join Date: 2012
City: Mid
State: Michigan
Country: US
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 298
st123 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Loss of interest in food

Hi Chase, we're having similar issues with my Dad. I guess we're no longer worried about clogging arteries, but he's an insulin-dependent diabetic so we're still counting carbs and sugar. He is also having a terrible time with constipation. OTC meds don't seem to help so we're trying to address with diet as well, but he's not very cooperative. Very frustrating. I think back to those days when I was a kid and we had to "clean our plates" of whatever was served or face Dad's wrath (no idea why that was such a big deal to him) and sometimes wish I could use 'authority' rather than 'coercion', but it ain't happenin', lol.
st123 is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
dad, food


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Preserve your food using food dehydrator gabirel22 Food, Recipes and Recreation 1 08-21-2013 05:03 AM
In the Interest Of Harmony kiwisally Other 41 10-15-2012 09:49 PM
No more food lisaohgee General Discussion About ALS/MND 8 01-27-2012 07:55 PM
She ate my food kmendsley Rants & Raves 28 10-07-2011 07:29 PM
Why so little research interest from forum users? trfogey ALS Research News 15 06-02-2011 06:31 PM
Interest in very easy cooking? abbas child Food, Recipes and Recreation 86 04-20-2011 10:45 PM
Losing Interest in Outside World LornaDoone General Discussion About ALS/MND 10 02-06-2011 11:16 AM
Interest in low carb, low fat, healthy cooking and eating?g sadiemae Food, Recipes and Recreation 5 01-09-2011 07:53 PM
How much food? AlexM General Discussion About ALS/MND 5 08-30-2009 05:26 AM
Thought these may be of interest... Stephanie General Discussion About PLS 5 06-11-2008 09:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 AM.

 

Who we are

"We are a volunteer-driven online community that originated in 2003. We are a resource for anyone affected by ALS and MND. We are a community of like-minded and compassionate individuals. Together we are the ALS Forum and together we build this online resource and online community."

 

Want to help?

Have you found our website helpful? Do you enjoy having a place to talk to people that are knowledgeable about ALS and MND? If you have found it helpful to chat with people at different stages of the ALS/MND journey we encourage you to get involved.

Copyright © 2016