Diet and Nutrition

Healthier Ways to Gain Weight for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Meal planning

If you have not tried meal prepping and planning give it a go. And even if you have tried before and failed, try again. Think about it this way: Pack your containers for each day, knowing how much food you need, and by the end of the day all those containers need to be empty. It is good to have a visual of your progress throughout the day too.

Give yourself some time to plan and prep everything. Think about the next day; Are you leaving the house? Will you have enough medicine? Think about packability. Maybe pack 6-8 small meals per day instead of 3 large meals. Stash snacks in your purse or desk. And don’t forget to pack a variety of different foods so you do not get bored with the same thing every day.

When you are planning dinners to eat at home make a large portion and freeze what you don’t use. Then you have the perfect size meal to pull out and eat a few days or weeks later. Slow cookers are magical. Before bed put in some oatmeal, heavy cream, nuts and dried fruit for a healthy premade breakfast. And if you are a morning person take some time to throw dinner in the crock pot before you start your day. Add a healthy roast, potatoes, onions and beans with some beef stock. If you know you have dinner ready, you won’t stop and pick up a pizza on the way home.