Cancer Family: The Photographs: Calorie-Dense Diet

Dad was losing weight fast and needed to dramatically increase his caloric intake. Doctor’s orders were to eat anything and everything, so our family went on what we called, a “calorie-densediet.” While dad was the one who needed to gain the weight, we were a family, meaning that we were inthis together (and it didn’t take muchconvincing). If he was going to gainweight, we would help and gain weightright alongside him. Fried chicken,take-out Chinese food, and pizza weresome of our go-tos.
Calorie-Dense Diet

Dad was losing weight fast and needed to dramatically increase his caloric intake. Doctor’s orders were to eat anything and everything, so our family went on what we called, a “calorie-dense

diet.” While dad was the one who needed to gain the weight, we were a family, meaning that we were in

this together (and it didn’t take much

convincing). If he was going to gain

weight, we would help and gain weight

right alongside him. Fried chicken,

take-out Chinese food, and pizza were

some of our go-tos.