My husband was diagnosed with ALS last October. He has lost 60 lbs. since the original diagnosis despite taking in well over 2000 calories a day. We are trying to push it to 4000 because he can't afford to loose any more weight. Also, while I have been told that people with ALS suffer from the cold, because of an inability to shiver, he is hot an sweating while the temperature in the house registers between 53 and 65 degrees. I wear a coat in the house, as do my children and any visitors. He wears T-shirts and shorts or light sweat pants. Metabolism and Thyroid tests came back normal. If anyone out there has any ideas, I would appreciate it.