Hi, guys ... I had lost weight, too ... 24 pounds in 2 years, 10 of them between my hospitalization in December and mid-January. I had no appetite at all, and even when I did want to eat something, I could only eat a few bites.
But when I was diagnosed the neuros told me I had to stop losing weight ... and said that studies showed that GAINING weight was even more effective than Rilutek in slowing progression. So I've really worked at it, and have gained 10 pounds since June. You sometimes have to force yourself to eat, but it's vital to not lose weight.
I make a milkshake with Ensure and a couple scoops of body-builder protein powder. plus about 1/3 gallon of ice cream (!), and some chocolate sauce. It comes out to two 8-oz glasses of thick shake to drink, with at least 25 grams of protein, and 1,000 calories! And it tastes really good.
I was having one of those for dinner plus a fruit shake for lunch, with Ensure, liquid vitamins, protein powder, lots of berries and other fruits, and orange juice. That was pretty good, too.
I can eat solids, but have no appetite for them ... even stuff I used to love, I can only take a couple bites. But these super-shakes go down very easily, and I eat several slices of whole-wheat toast slathered with margerine for breakfast and bedtime snack.
Broodie: If you are losing weight suddenly, I would check with your doctor right away. Are you eating normally and still losing weight, or are you not eating? Your doctor will probably give you a complete check-up, including tests for things like diabetes.