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):

250 Calories
9g Protein
40g Carbohydrate
6g Fat
<5mg Cholesterol
0.5g Saturated Fat

ENSURE Plus contains the following (per 8 fluid ounces):

360 Calories
13g Protein
50g Carbohydrate
11g Fat
<5mg Cholesterol
1g Saturated Fat

See also: Sustacal, Health Shakes, Boost, Slim Fast

En*sure" (?), v. t.


To make sure. See Insure.


To betroth.


Sir T. More.


© Webster 1913.

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