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Enn
Hi Chabi,
I welcome you to the club. I do hope you find the support and information you need. 
We would really like to get to know you and your situation better so that we can help. 
I would suggest opening a new topic top right orange button that says "NEW TOPIC" if you wish  and we would love to help you out with any questions you may have. 
We added in oil, butter and cheese to everything possible and my D did need over 4000 cal to start gaining well. 
So let us know how we can help
We are all ears.
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When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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SueD
Ive done a web search for benecalorie here in New Zealand with no success. Has anyone managed to find any? Thanks
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ValentinaGermania
It is hard to buy outside of US. Did you already try it via Ebay?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Foodsupport_AUS
@SueD Have you tried contacting Nestle in New Zealand? They are the manufacturers and should be able to tell you if it is brought in. The next option would be to import from Australia, it is available here or from the northern hemisphere. 

You can of course use lots of other similar options without buying it. Its main ingredients are sunflower oil and casein (milk protein). 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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hardwork
My D has had ensure compak , 300 cal in 125 mls and comes in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
We also have Enshake which makes up with wholemilk and is 600 calories in 240 mls  which we have used when going away as cannot take ensure compak through security at airport.

I haven't used it in any foods or drinks, I find double cream is my best option as it has 495 calories in 100mls  and the ensure products taste very sweet. 
What i would like is something with dense calories that would not taste 'creamy' if added to smoothies.
I would love to know if i could add benecalorie to my smoothie recipe.
currently use 75 mls db cream, 75 mls of full fat natural yoghurt and about 50 gms of fruit puree and a splash of fruit juice. We add lime juice or passion fruit puree to reduce 'creamy' taste. My D wont have an increase in volume of smoothie and i am not sure i can get more db cream into it, but i could replace yoghurt with benecal ?
Is benecal a liquid or a powder ?
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Enn
I have added canola oil as packs more cal per tbsp than the cream.
i did not use benecalorie but I think it is a liquid.
i added in 3 - 5 tablespoons  canola to the smoothie and got them up to 800 to 1000 cal per smoothie.
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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HopeNZ
Hi SueD

Here in NZ we used fortisip, available on prescription from most pharmacies as a drink or powder.
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hardwork
I have seen that benecalorie is available in australia , has any one had it posted over to UK by friends or relatives ? would it get stuck at customs ?
I guess we could get them to putt on customs label ' food stuff'
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deenl
Hi hardwork 

Benecalorie is basically a bland oil, protein powder and some added vitamins and minerals. When we used it it was not available in Europe (I don't know if that has changed) so we ordered it from the US on ebay. It is extremely expensive that way. You will get the same effect by adding a bland oil like rapeseed or sunflower to tge smoothie, together with some protein powder. The vitamins and minerals can be given via a multivit. 

When adding extra nutrition to foods, I always started low, with an extra teaspoon for example, and increased it every second or third day until I felt I had reached the maximum. Currently I whizz extra oil and some vit D drops into our smoothie but my son is now eating a varied diet. 

Benecalorie can be mixed into a smoothie but not in the processor itself as it causes some sort of a reaction and it becomes really thick, almost solid but that does not happen with the plain oil.

Warm wishes 

D

P.S. I also add a few teaspoons of oil to yogurt, a tablespoon or two to blended soups (add some lentils while cooking, it stops the oil from separating) and butter to pasta, rice, vegetables etc. 
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
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hardwork
thanks for advice, some is being sent to us from relatives in australia. we can give it a try out i guess.
i made up next batch of fruit puree today for smoothies and added some rapeseed oil and advocado and it blitzed well. so i will persevere with that.
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