Katie was informed by her doctor this week that she really needs to put on 10–12 lbs, and she’ll still be on the thin side for her height and build.
Now, we’ve gone through this “must gain weight” thing throughout her 14 years. She’s always been in the 90th percentile or so for height in her age group, and 50th or less for weight, according to all the lovely charts. She’s just a slender girl, not to mention the fact that 5 dance classes/week + martial arts classes burn lots of energy.
The doctor ordered smoothies with protein powder added, aiming for about 300 calories/drink.
I keep finding recipes that assume one wants to LOSE weight, rather than gain it.
The girl wants chocolate or orange smoothies, “nothing mixed.” She quite adored the Orange Julius she had this week.
(Would a chocolate smoothie actually be a shake? What’s the difference between shakes and smoothies?)
I did get some supposedly tasteless protein powder at GNC to be added to the smoothies.