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Is it possible to live off Ensure Plus for 2 weeks?

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Is it possible to live off Ensure Plus for 2 weeks?

June 25, 2013

Q: Is it possible to live off Ensure Plus for two weeks? I have some food allergies and am going to be traveling abroad so I was planning to drink Ensure most of the time if not all the time. Would I need to supplement my diet with anything else?

A: Yes, you can spend a few days entirely on this supplement. But you should supplement with fresh fruits and a dish of leafy vegetables to ensure that you have no constipation.

An 8-ounce pack will provide 350 calories (you can adjust according to your weight). Around 2000-2400 calories for females and 2200-3000 for men may be needed per day.

-- Answer from Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, a physician on JustAnswer.

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