While in treatment
for Anorexia Nervosa
, I was expected to drink a can of Ensure
in addition to every
meal and snack. If I did not finish the solid food
presented to me, I was given 1cc of Ensure per calorie I had not eaten. This added up to a lot of stuff
to drink. Needless to say, I despise Ensure to this day.
As my condition worsened, I graduated to Ensure Plus instead. The doctors would have been content to have me drink the stuff 24/7 nonstop, but naturally I was against this idea. After refusing to cooperate with my meal plan, I was threatened with a feeding tube (a tube inserted into one's nose, down one's throat and into the stomach, through which highly concentrated calories are pumped by the second). Not a pleasant experience, or so I've heard.
Regular ENSURE contains the following (per 8 fluids ounces):
ENSURE Plus contains the following (per 8 fluid ounces)
0.5g Saturated Fat
1g Saturated Fat
See also: Sustacal, Health Shakes, Boost, Slim Fast