Ways to Help Lung Disease Patients Maintain Their Weight

by | Aug 3, 2018 | Amanda Maucere, Blog, Diet And Nutrition


Ways to help lung disease patients maintain weight are important not only to these patients but also to their families and medical advisors, to name a few. Maintaining a healthy weight is important because it indicates that the body has the resources it requires to do all of its daily tasks. Since the bodies of lung disease patients require more energy to perform daily tasks and fight the lung disease symptoms, it can be a difficult task for these patients to maintain a healthy body weight. However, there are ways to help lung disease patients maintain weight that are easy to implement.

Adding Healthy Fats to Your Diet Is One of the Ways to Help Lung Disease Patients Maintain Their Weight

One of the basic problems with many ways of helping lung disease patients maintain their weight is that these methods often require that you eat more food. However, thanks to the side effects of various medications and other lung condition related factors, you may not feel like eating more of any kind of food.
In order to satisfy your body’s need for more energy and the need to maintain your weight, one of the best ways to help lung disease patients maintain their weight is to follow a diet that includes plenty of healthy fats.
Healthy fats are great for increasing energy and weight maintenance because they contain more than twice the energy potential of proteins and carbohydrates per gram. This means that simply by replacing some of your servings of carbs with healthy fats you may be able to get more energy while not actually eating more food.
Even better, healthy fats are a one of the best ways to help lung disease patients maintain their weight because they are available in a variety of foods, including:

  • Avocados
  • Cheese
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Whole eggs
  • Nuts

With all of these choices and more, eating more foods that contain healthy fats is an easy way to help lung disease patients maintain their weight.

A Wellness Plan from the Lung Health Institute May Help with Weight Maintenance

The Lung Health Institute is always on the lookout for ways to help lung disease patients achieve a high quality of life, including maintaining your weight. One of the best tools at our disposal for helping you with maintaining weight is our comprehensive wellness plan. Wellness plans from the Lung Health Institute come in three different levels that help you manage your daily diet, physical activity, mental health and more. For additional information about our wellness plan, contact a patient coordinator at the Lung Health Institute now.

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