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High Protein / High Calorie Diet

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is a high-protein and high-calorie diet?

It is a meal plan with extra calories and protein. You may need this diet if you have certain health conditions that increase your body's need for protein and calories. Some of these health conditions include cancer, HIV, AIDS, wounds (such as pressure injuries and burns), and malnutrition. You may also need to follow this diet after a surgery or illness. The extra calories will help you gain weight and have more energy. The extra protein will help your body heal and get stronger.

What are some guidelines for increasing protein and calories?

Your dietitian will tell you how much protein and how many calories you need each day.

What are some foods that are high in protein or calories?

How can I add protein to foods?

How can I add calories to foods?

You can add any of the following to foods to increase calories.

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