Hi all, I was wondering if anyone else is struggling with keeping their body weight up? I have a slight swallowing problem (food sticks in my throat, probably partly atleast due to dry mouth/throat) and am slow to eat to a point that I’m often hungry already when I’m done with previous meal. I need to eat something atleast every two hours to keep the motor running, This leads to situation where I need to eat all kinds of inbetween meals, quick noodles, pasta, bread, oat based drinks and bars, which I gather are not the best diet for parkinsons.
Looking for ideas to keep weight up (even gain some) and get enough calories a day, but to keep it healthy and not too time consuming nor super expensive.
My neurologist and food therapist (is that the correct title?) have basically said to eat whatever is easy to eat and fill missing calories with protein drinks (which cost a fortune at pharmacy).
I’m 46, 5 years since diagnosis, trying to find first meds and not that happy currently with three months on ropinirole. I feel I need to look elsewhere to feel better, gain weight etc.