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To avoid losing weight and muscle mass when you have COPD, you generally need to eat more foods that have fat and protein. Talk with your doctor or a dietitian about what foods you need to gain or maintain your weight.
Here are some ways to get more calories and protein to avoid weight loss when you have COPD.
Snack foods that can help you add calories to your diet include:
Making simple changes to the foods you already eat can help you add calories and protein to your diet.
Milk, milk products, and meats are high in protein. Try to eat more of these foods, or:
Current as of:
March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineKen Y. Yoneda MD - Pulmonology
Current as of: March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Ken Y. Yoneda MD - Pulmonology
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