High-Calorie, High-Protein Diet
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Why Should I Eat This Way?
Eating this way may be helpful if you have lost weight, do not feel hungry, or have an higher need for protein, such as with a burn or infection. Eating this way can help you:
A List of Foods You Should Eat
Here are foods that are high in calories and protein. Try to make foods from these lists as part of your snacks and meals:
Tips to Get More Calories and Protein
Eat Right—Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition.gov—US Department of Agriculture
Dietitians of Canada
High calorie high protein diet. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center website. Available at: https://www.healthwise.net/osumychart/Content/StdDocument.aspx?DOCHWID=custom.hs0105. Accessed February 4, 2021.
ILD nutrition manual: Sample menu: High-calorie, high-protein meals. UCSF Medical Center website. Available at:
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Accessed February 4, 2021.
Last reviewed December 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Dianne Scheinberg Rishikof MS, RD, LDN
Last Updated: 2/4/2021
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