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.