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Ensure and Boost are not meal replacements.

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There are medical (liquid) foods that are given through a feeding tube for those patients with a failure to thrive diagnosis or an inability to eat. A PEG tube is put into the patient and is the only way I know of to provide nutrition without actually eating meals. The food I am familiar with is called Jevity and I believe it may come in 8 oz cans. I don t know if this is a drink or for the tube but ask your pharmacist because if it is drinkable it may very well be considered a meal replacement. Just a thought...
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There are supplements. Meal replacements? Why does a meal need to be replaced?

When my husband (dementia) was losing weight and had lost interest in food he still liked milkshakes. I tried to pack as many calories into them as I could, with a nod to nutrition. One milkshake he liked was ice cream, a banana, peanut butter, either a can of chocolate Ensure or a packet of Carnation instant breakfast, and enough milk to blend it. He also liked versions with strawberries or peaches. I would not consider these shakes a meal replacement but they helped prevent further weight loss when he was not interested in eating.

If you can share why you are looking for a meal replacement, you may get some specific suggestions to address the issue.
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Really there is no such thing as far as I can tell. There are some products that claim to be a total meal replacement, they are sold multilevel marketing. Isagenix is one of them, the other that I know of is made by Boresha.
Personally I think that it's a slippery slope to try to replace food with a drink concoction. Can the person not eat?
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